11:27, Monday, 10th December 2018

The council is investing £9,000 to resurface the footpath at Bottesford Beck to improve the visitor experience for walkers, cyclists and runners.

Contractors are on site this week starting the work.

The path is being resurfaced from the Messingham Road entrance all the way down to Ashby Ville Local Nature Reserve – making it accessible for mobility scooters also. The footpath is not suitable for motorbikes.

This improvement work forms part of a wider scheme to carry out additional work at a later stage to develop Bottesford Beck Linear Park, including:

  • Woodland management to protect wildlife and flowers
  • Grass cutting
  • Weed cutting in the Beck

The council is also working with the Humber Nature Partnership to build two new ponds in the next year.

The new visitor centre and café located next to the Bottesford Beck in Scunthorpe is expected to open soon following a £350,000 investment.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“In North Lincolnshire we are fortunate to have an abundance of green space and wildlife right on our doorsteps like Bottesford Beck.

“With the brand new visitor centre and café set to open soon, it will be a fantastic addition to what is already on offer at Bottesford Beck. There are lots of areas to explore and enjoy the local wildlife.”

Cllr Margaret Armiger, Lead Member for the Environment, said:

“Bottesford Beck is a haven for wildlife and is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists and runners. This investment in the footpath will not only improve the appearance and safety, it will enable people who use mobility scooters to access the Beck.

“We are working with the Humber Nature Partnership on a further project that will see a further two ponds built near Bottesford Beck, which will attract further wildlife.”