SKDC creates meadows in Grantham’s Queen Elizabeth Park

This muddy track has been transformed into meadow in Grantham's Queen Elizabeth Park, by South Kesteven District Council.
This muddy track has been transformed into meadow in Grantham's Queen Elizabeth Park, by South Kesteven District Council.
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A PICTURESQUE meadow has taken the place of a muddy track in a Grantham beauty spot.

The track in Queen Elizabeth Park has been transformed by South Kesteven District Council as part of a project to provide two new cycle paths through the green parkland.

A meadow in Grantham's Queen Elizabeth Park, created by South Kesteven District Council.

A meadow in Grantham's Queen Elizabeth Park, created by South Kesteven District Council.

Four mini meadows were also part of the project, which launched in November and was funded by Lincolnshire County Council Highways and transport charity Sustrans.

The mini meadows cover around 1,500 square metres and feature a mixture of 29 perennial meadow grasses and flowers, and wild flower annuals which have been specially blended to create a “long season of interest”.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for green, healthy and arts Councillor John Smith said: “The team have done a fantastic job to turn a rough scrap of land into a beautiful wildflower meadow. This work improves the whole area and fits perfectly with the work we are doing towards our priority to keep South Kesteven clean green and healthy.”

It is hoped the flowers will attract more wildlife, insects, butterflies and bees to Queen Elizabeth Park, off Belton Lane.

l SKDC wishes to gauge public opinion on the meadow. Readers are asked to let the council know if they would like to see more areas of the park become meadows. E-mail where and your reason why to l.leconte@southkesteven.gov.uk