October 18, 2019 10.37 am This story is over 51 months old

Matchday bins to tackle Sincil Bank litter

Residents have volunteered to host a ‘Matchday Bin’

Lincoln City branded matchday bins will aim to reduce the impact of the football club’s matchday litter on the local community.

Lincoln City Foundation has been working with residents in the Sincil Bank area, who have volunteered to host a ‘Matchday Bin’.

An additional refuse wheelie bin has been given to a number of households on the streets close to Sincil Bank stadium.

There are now 14 bins hosted by residents, which are collected through the area’s regular refuse collection. They are put out on the street ahead of Lincoln City home matches to offer an extra way for supporters to dispose of their waste correctly.

The idea came from conversations held at a local meeting focusing on the streets and open spaces in the Sincil Bank area. It was attended by residents, Lincoln City Foundation, local councillors, local organisations and the City of Lincoln Council as part of the general work of thee Sincil Bank Community Partnership.

The City of Lincoln Council, through the Neighbourhood Team led by Paul Carrick, have provided the funding for the bins.

Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser at Lincoln City Foundation, said: “This initiative is a great example of the community focused partnerships which are developing in the Sincil Bank area.

“The enthusiasm of residents to host a matchday bin also emphasises the efforts and activities that local people are currently involved with aiming to enhance where they live.”

Paul Hamnett, Head of Lincoln City Foundation, added: “Working with residents on improving their local area is important to Lincoln City as a long-standing resident of Sincil Bank the Football Club want to ensure we make those positive contributions.

“Sincil Bank residents, along with Lincoln City Foundation and Lincoln City Football Club, would like to encourage supporters to continue to use the matchday bins throughout the current season and remain mindful of the local neighbourhood.”