Invest in a massive urban treat planting scheme to bring much needed nature to the city, while sequestering carbon, and acting to slow surface runoff of water.
An initial focus could be to green the High Street, particularly the recently pedestrianised section south of the level crossing which has become a sea of grey concrete. A scattering of trees in this section would bring the wide street alive (literally), and provide shade in the summer.
A more ambitious scheme could seek to close off car access to side streets in areas such as Sincil Bank, creating safe people focused streets full of trees and life where families can enjoy communal green spaces between their homes.
Planting in residential areas could include fruiting trees giving a free supply of fresh fruits to the community.
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