Our group is based on the belief that all park visitors needs are of the utmost importance.
The group is committed to meeting those needs.
Hartsholme Country Park is supported by Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group.
Park Advisory Group Guide
The Advisory Group's specific objectives are to:
Represent the Country Park user's interests.
To record the history and development of Hartsholme Country Park.
To develop and continuously appraise a strategic improvement plan.
To maximise Hartsholme Country Park's potential as a recreational and educational asset without compromising it's historical and natural integrity.
Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group's aim is to advise the City of Lincoln Council on all issues,which affect Hartsholme Country Park and to help promote Hartsholme Country Park's position of importance in the local community.
This body is made up of the following representatives and was formed on the 6th day of March 2006.
Lincoln Conservation Volunteers
Hartsholme Country Park Volunteers
Continental Landscapes Ltd
Lincoln & District Specimen Angling Society
Hartsholme Electric Model Club
Linkage Community Trust
Lincoln Orienteering Group
Lincoln Branch of the RSPB
What have we achieved to date?
Funding we have secured as a group:
2007: Funding from the City of Lincoln Council enabled bulb planting.
2008: £4,500 from the Big Lottery Fund and Breathing Spaces initiative.
This money purchased four large information boards you can see within the park.
2009: £3,142 from the Big Lottery Fund and Breathing Spaces initiative.
This money used to create a sensory garden by the main lake with four large wood sculptures depicting the wildlife of the park.
Other funding news
2010:Government funding of approx £70,000 has become available to radically upgrade the children's play area. Work will begin on this exciting new project in September so that it can be ready for the spring of 2011.
Representatives on the group are regularly involved in a whole range of
activities in the park.
Regular meetings are held to discuss park issues and liaise with the City of
Hartsholme Country Park has been awarded “The Green Flag Award” which
is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
The award scheme began in 1996 as a means of recognising and rewarding
the best green spaces in the country. It was also seen as a way of
encouraging others to achieve the same high environmental standards,
creating a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas. Volunteers
have helped park staff to achieve this award 3 times.
Donations to Hartsholme Country Park:
An important aspect of the groups work is to discuss how best to use
bequests and donations to Hartsholme Country Park.
Donations are used for the benefit of the whole community. Legacy/donation forms are available from the Visitor Centre.
Bird Food Project:
Park Rangers sell food alternatives for wildfowl in a project funded and by
Hartsholme Country Park Advisory Group. Hopefully this will reduce the
amount of undesirable food items entering the lake and help alleviate
pollution problems. Small amounts of the food are sold at a low price
ensuring the project remains affordable, and sustainable as well as being
great fun for our visitors.
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