Council promises to fix swamp-like Hartsholme car park

A Lincoln resident has slammed the “disgraceful” state of the car park at the Hartsholme Country Park and even claimed that the potholes are “big enough to drown a small dog”.

Malcolm Bower-Brown sent pictures to The Lincolnite to demonstrate how, even on a dry day like Friday, August 30, the car park can quickly become flooded, leaving people to dodge the puddles.

He said: “I think it’s time you brought some pressure on the City of Lincoln Council on the long-standing disgrace that is Hartsholme car park. These pics were taken on Friday – a dry day!

“The potholes are big enough to drown a small dog and are a challenge even for 4×4 cars. Goodness knows what out of town visitors must think.”

In response, the City of Lincoln Council said that it was planning to carry out their yearly repairs in the coming weeks.

Lee George, open spaces officer at the council, said: “Yearly repairs are carried out on the free car park at Hartsholme Country Park.

“These are due to take place in the coming weeks once weather conditions are suitable.

‘Big enough to drown a small dog.’

“A high volume of traffic, combined with wet weather makes it difficult to plan repairs to the car park, but they will be carried out as soon as possible.

“There is a tarmacked car park, also available for free, opposite the park on Skellingthorpe Road.

“We would advise anyone who has concerns about the main car park to park there instead.”