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Riverside Walk unveiled in Gainsborough

Dignitaries at the Riverside Walk event

14 Jul 2022

Gainsborough residents can now enjoy an uninterrupted stroll along the River Trent thanks to partnership work involving Acis Group. 

We have teamed up with West Lindsey District Council and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership to extend the walkway along the river. 

People can now enjoy an uninterrupted 2.7-mile stroll along the riverbank from the village of Morton all the way to the historic Trent Bridge.  

The work is part of our ongoing regeneration of Gainsborough.  

Mark Jones, Director of Property Services for Acis Group, said: “We’re delighted to have played a role in this exciting development for the town.  

“We’re committed to regeneration Gainsborough – our home town and this, along with our large-scale redevelopment work at Bowling Green Road and North Parade, is something that we’re truly proud of and collectively will make a huge difference to people’s lives in the area.” 

Along with our construction partners Vistry Partnerships, we are working closely with the Council to regenerate the land off Bowling Green Road to develop 138 new homes with associated landscaping.  

The new development will be built on the riverside setting, close to the popular Mercer Wood, and will feature a mix of homes available, including those for affordable rent, shared ownership and some specially-designed apartments for people aged 55 and over.  

Initiatives such as extending the walkway are part of West Lindsey District Council’s Corporate Plan to improve opportunities to help boost health and wellbeing of local people. 

Deputy Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Anne Welburn, explained improvements to the walkway is something the Council has been working towards since it launched its £18million invest Gainsborough initiative in 2016. 

Councillor Welburn said: “Improving pedestrian and cycling connectivity along the Riverside and to other parts of Gainsborough is part of our long-term vision for a green and accessible town. 

“This project also supports our Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy and ambition for a network of footpath/cycleways connecting the whole of West Lindsey.” 

You can download a copy of the heritage trail booklet at the Discover Gainsborough website

Find out more about the homes available and coming soon at our Bowling Green development.  

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