VIDEO - New pathway opens in Sleaford outdoor arts area

A new pathway and interpretation board was officially opened at an outdoor arts area in Sleaford on Friday .

A new pathway and interpretation board was officially opened at an outdoor arts area in Sleaford on Friday .

Situated alongside the River Slea, the Nettles is a public space, maintained and enhanced by the Nettles Volunteer Group which initiated the latest project, funded by WREN from its landfill tax grants scheme. With the support of artsNK, plant species have been introduced, habitats for wildlife created and seating, mosaics, stone carvings and sculptures installed.

A new interpretation board featuring all aspects of the area was also unveiled, designed by emerging artist and graduate of University of Lincoln, Hannah Edwards, who worked closely with members of the Nettles Volunteer Group and artsNK for three months on the project. She is pictured with Nettles volunteers Mick Steele, Joan Dalton and Ann Hughes and ArtsNK staff Marion Sander, Debbie Wiles, Lucy Lumb and Charlotte Pedley.

Marion Sander from artsNK said: “Renewal and widening of the old limestone path along with the new interpretation board will ensure improved access to the site.”

A mosaic seating area designed by Sleaford group MosArt will be completed next spring.