March 24, 2020 12.26 pm This story is over 49 months old

Lincoln Imp trail going ahead as planned, for now

Summer start date for the Imp trail

It’s business as usual for the 2020 Lincoln Imp trail, as the sculptures have been given the green light by the City of Lincoln Council.

The 36 statues will be scattered across the city this summer, with a planned start date of July 4.

Among the locations suggested for the imps is St Marks, the University of Lincoln library and outside the city’s Transport Hub.

Some of the draft designs were revealed in a planning application to the city council last month.

You can see the full imp trail map below.

Plan for the Lincoln Imp trail as submitted to City of Lincoln Council.

Now, the trail looks set to be implemented this July after being given the go-ahead.

Sarah Loftus, Lincoln BIG chief executive, said: “It’s brilliant news that we have got the green light to put the Imps in the locations we have decided upon.

“It’s business as usual for the July 4 installation of the trail and we are hoping that we get the sculptures out.”

The Lincoln Charter Barons and Lincoln Knights trails helped bring extra people into the city, with 210,000 visitors and 280,000 visitors in 2015 and 2017.

The Barons and Knights trails also raised £166,800 and £178,000 respectively for charity.

The Imps have already caught the attention of national press when they first made a birthday suit appearance in the city.

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