Works to alleviate flood risk at Hartsholme Country Park now complete

Group shot outside Hartsholme Country Park

Works to perform improvement on the dam wall at Hartsholme Country Park are now complete.

These works will increase the potential outflow from the lake, reduce the risk of flooding in high rainfall events and make it safer for staff to maintain the dam.

Overall, the works, which were conducted by Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd (CHC), included:

  • Removal of ornate stonework, metal railings and gate at the inlet
  • Removal of the existing concrete slab and steelwork supports that are the current deck to the culverts (which allow the water to run under Skellingthorpe Road)
  • Repair and raising of brickwork walls currently below stonework
  • New concrete deck to be cast and profiling of the footpath
  • New rubbish/debris screen, stop logs and access ramps to be installed
  • New metal railings that match existing to be installed, extending the wall protection by 20metres either side of the inlet
  • Ornate stonework to be reinstalled

As part of the company’s social value contribution to the project, CHC have also made a contribution of £15,000 to Lincoln Community Larder, which will provide 1,500 days of food to 2 adults (£30 2 adults, 3 days) or feed 8 adults for a year. 

This is in addition to supporting charities local to their head office including The Salvation Army, Air Ambulance, local homeless charities, sports teams and schools. 

Cllr Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place at City of Lincoln Council said: “These vital works at Hartsholme have futureproofed the park and have helped alleviate any flooding concerns.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our visitors for their patience during these works.”

Published on November 25th 2022