Lincoln city centre park to be spruced up following government grant

A Lincoln city centre park will be given a £15,000 makeover thanks to a government grant to spruce up “unloved or neglected” urban spaces across the country.

Lincoln BIG successfully won the Pocket Park Award, which will help the group make St Swithin’s Gardens more attractive and welcoming to visitors.

The Business Improvement Group, which will be topping-up the money with some of its own funds, has been given a share of £1.5 million in funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The project is one of more than 80 “unloved or neglected” urban spaces nationwide to benefit from the initiative.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “We are delighted to have secured this funding to effectively create our very own pocket park.

“We plan to make a start on the area straightaway and aim to improve its appearance by doing some painting, installing planters and carrying out tree maintenance work.

“However, this is just the start of what are our longer term plans to brighten-up this area, following discussions with local stakeholders last year.

“The grant boost is certainly a step in the right direction.”