Pocket Park Plus funding for Sincil Bank

The ongoing rejuvenation of Lincoln's Sincil Bank received a boost in April through £25,500 of funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to be used in the creation of a pocket park on St Andrews Close for local residents. This figure is to be topped up by the City of Lincoln Council to make a total of £30,000 of investment in the community space.

This funding means that the residents of Sincil Bank will have a quality open space to use by October. The GLNP will continue to work with stakeholders on the planning of the pocket park to ensure that the natural environment and a reference to the wider landscape is included in the end product. The aim for this space is that it will benefit both local health and wellbeing and support the creation of the Government's proposed nature recovery network by acting as a stepping stone for wildlife populations.

This good news is a result of a funding application submitted in January by the Sincil Community Land Trust. It included a plan for the park put together with the help of City of Lincoln Council, the University of Lincoln, the Sincil Bank Community Partnership and the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership.

It is the hope of all involved that the pocket park on St Andrews Close will be the first of many green open spaces that will be created for the community as the area's rejuvenation continues.