April 24, 2019 1.44 pm This story is over 36 months old

Work to start on new £30k Lincoln nature park

It will bring wildlife into an urban area

Plans for a new £30,000 ‘pocket park’ will attract rare birds and wildlife to a housing estate in Lincoln.

Existing trees in the area will be incorporated into the design to create a space where people can meet, relax and play close to the Bishop King Primary School in the Sincil bank area.

Woodpeckers, blue tits, butterflies and other wildlife will be attracted to the park’s carefully created plant life.

The designs were put forward by Groundlab, a new creative design studio from the University of Lincoln, before they were funded at both central and local government levels.

It will bring wildlife into an urban area.

Sincil bank residents are invited to a public consultation in the park from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday, May 1.

Paul Carrick, neighbourhood manager at City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are delighted to secure the funding to develop a pocket park in an area of the city that requires much-needed play equipment for children.

A place for residents to enjoy.

“Through the Sincil Bank Community Partnership, residents have seen significant improvements over the last year and this park will help to revitalise the area and create a vibrant and social community for everyone.

“It would also be a great way to welcome new families to Sincil Bank as the area already has access to good facilities for education and healthcare, as well as being close to the city centre.”