Date announced for return of Lincoln Flume in 2016

Thrill-seekers who missed out on the dramatic Lincoln Flume will get another opportunity, as the giant waterslide returns to the city next year.

The slide will come back to Lincoln on Sunday, July 17, 2016, with hundreds of people expected to be once again in for the chance to zoom the flume.

Hundreds of people entered an online lottery to bid for their place on the waterslide, which flowed for 110 yards down Flaxengate in July this year.

The waterslide was organised by the Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia who invited Linkage Community Trust to be partner for the flume.

More than £2,100 has been raised for the trust, which will go towards an appeal to restore Boultham Park to its former glory.

The project to restore the park is a joint venture by Linkage and the City of Lincoln Council, and includes plans for a café, greenhouse, education centre and regeneration of key areas and features of the 50-acre park.

Work is planned to start in 2016 and the Capital Appeal has a target of £250,000 to help match-fund the grant-aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fun Parks for People initiative.

Money from the Lincoln Flume is one of three donations worth a total of £5,300 to the appeal.

Previous Linkage President Richard Wright raised around £500 from activities during his term of office, which he has donated to the project.

The proceeds of the annual Mundys Golf Day at Blankney Golf Club in the summer generated a further £2,600 for the appeal.

L-R: Richard Wright, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, Steven Spivey of Mundys Estate Agents, and Jo Owens, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, with Philip Barnatt

L-R: Richard Wright, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, Steven Spivey of Mundys Estate Agents, and Jo Owens, Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia, with Philip Barnatt

Boultham Park Capital Appeal chairman Philip Barnatt said: “These are three terrific donations from businesses and the community, coming on the second anniversary of the date I launched the Capital Appeal.

“We are heading towards the next big fundraising event, the Lincoln Santa Fun Run, and a great result there will take us towards the £100,000 mark.”

Rotary Club President, Jo Owens, said: “The Lincoln Flume was a brilliant day – full of fun and laughter – and it was a huge team effort and we enjoyed working with Linkage so much that we want to do it again.”