Work to start on park revamp

South Street Park
South Street Park

A popular park in Caistor is finally getting a £21,000 revamp - after plans have been in the pipeline for the past 10 years.

South Street Park is to get new play equipment, a fitness trail and picnic tables - a decade after initial ideas were first discussed.

It comes after Caistor Town Council secured a £15,000 grant from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) and £1,640 from West Lindsey District Council.

The work - which will also be funded by £4,500 from town council reserves - is due to start at the end of May.

Weather permitting, the improvements should be finished by the end of June, just in time for schoolchildren breaking up for their six-week summer holiday.

Caistor Town Council clerk Helen Pitman is excited about the project.

She said: “It’s been on the cards for the last 10 years and it’s finally come to fruition.”

And the park has been registered as a ‘Field in Trust’ to be known as Queen Elizabeth II field, South Street Park.

This means the field is protected and will always be kept as an open space for residents to use.

Mrs Pitman said the park had been given its new name to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The new-look park will have an children’s adventure play tower and two large picnic tables.

Various items of wooden fitness equipment will be installed to encourage people to take part in exercise.

Wood has been chosen as the most suitable material for the fitness trail so it stays in keeping with the rest of the area.