Sunday 24 Sep 2017
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Chiltern Green

It is difficult to imagine that Chiltern Green on the Lincoln Estate was once an unsightly disused space. A group of local residents known as the Lincoln Area Regeneration Group (LARG) worked tirelessly to create a small local park with funding from the Single Regeneration Budget Programme and a grant from the Countryside Agency's ‘Doorstep Green'.

The area includes a high quality multi-use games area and a garden with outdoor furniture. It was designed through a series of community consultation meetings. The garden furniture was designed by the Bromley by Bow Centre Design Service Training Group and built by Leaside Wood Recycling and Green Dreams, who also facilitated the planting days.

Chiltern Green was nominated for a best community led initiative award. The judges at the UK Housing Awards highly praised the outstanding commitment, professionalism and determination of the residents and organisations that worked in partnership to create Chiltern Green.

Nigel Huxted , a Lincoln resident and chair of LARG said “This is great news. It just goes to show what residents can achieve when given the right support and we must thank our landlord Poplar HARCA, Leaside Regeneration and the Countryside Agency.”

Further improvements have followed at Chiltern Green, with a new under-five play area, funded by SureStart, being added to the green. Some new plantings and work from local artists who were working with pupils from the Clara Grant School to produce a series of large pictures were also added to the outdoor gallery.

The Green has recently been awarded a 'Green Pennant’.