Lincoln City Foundation has been working with residents in the Sincil Bank area who have volunteered to host a ‘Matchday Bin’ with the aim of helping to reduce the impact of Lincoln City Football Club matchday litter on the local community.
A number of households on the streets close to Sincil Bank stadium have been given an additional refuse wheelie bin at their property. The bin is Lincoln City branded and is put out on the street ahead of home matches to offer an extra way for supporters to dispose of their waste correctly as they walk to and from Sincil Bank stadium.
The idea of introducing matchday bins stemmed from conversations held at a local meeting which focuses on the streets and open spaces in the Sincil Bank area. The meeting is attended by residents, Lincoln City Foundation, local councillors, local organisations and the City of Lincoln Council and forms part of the general work of the Sincil Bank Community Partnership. The City of Lincoln Council, through the Neighbourhood Team led by Paul Carrick, have provided the funding for the bins. There are now 14 bins hosted by residents and are collected through the areas regular refuse collection.
As a member of the Sincil Bank Community Partnership, the Community Organising team at Lincoln City Foundation aims to listen to local people and support residents to take action on things which matter to them in their neighbourhood.
Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser at Lincoln City Foundation, said: ‘This initiative is a great example of the community focused partnerships which are developing in the Sincil Bank area. The enthusiasm of residents to host a matchday bin also emphasises the efforts and activities that local people are currently involved with aiming to enhance where they live’
Paul Hamnett, Head of Foundation comments ‘Working with residents on improving their local area is important to Lincoln City as a long-standing resident of Sincil Bank the Football Club want to ensure we make those positive contributions".
Sincil Bank residents, along with Lincoln City Foundation and Lincoln City Football Club, would like to encourage supporters to continue to use the matchday bins throughout the current season and remain mindful of the local neighbourhood.
If you would like to find out more about resident led activities taking place in the Sincil Bank area or would like to have your say on the local community, please contact Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org