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Boultham Park Restoration Project

Boultham Park is an exciting flagship project for Linkage Community Trust Ltd because it supports people with learning disabilities.

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Linkage Community Trust Ltd

We enable people with learning disabilities to build a bright future

Charity Registration No. 504913

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Today's cover photo is of the beautifully restored Victorian bandstand, which has received fantastic tender loving care from Lost Art, a specialist restoration company. The crazy paving in the fountain garden is looking much smarter, too as all of the many and varied exacting tasks are carried out by craftsmen.

Boultham Park Restoration Project is an incredibly exciting project for Linkage, the learning disability charity, here in Lincoln and is providing a brand new education centre for Linkage College in the former stable block of Boultham Hall, a bright and welcoming café for the local community and visitors to the park, and a kitchen garden and glasshouse. Absolutely all of these new facilities will provide unique learning, training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities and will be complete and open to students this Autumn!

The park itself has already received much attention to enhance the features (gates and bridges refurbished)  and natural areas (historic vistas have been opened up) and there is an established programme of activities taking place involving local residents and volunteers - for example check out the Summer Games: the Mini Explorers group for toddlers (and their parents) which focuses on the wildlife of the park, and don't forget parkrun which sees hundreds of people getting physical in the park every Saturday :)

Linkage and the City of Lincoln Council are working closely together to make this project happen and our friendly contractor Casey Group are working hard on site to bring our plans to reality. We are absolutely delighted that the project is receiving major funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery's Parks for People initiative - but as ever, more is needed! It is our responsibility to 'match' this £2.7million grant and our successful Capital Appeal now has only to raise the final £100,000. Every pound donated makes a difference and will be very well used.

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  • Our beautifully restored Bandstand!
  • Fountain garden 1952
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