Barrier ‘hub’ aims to answer public queries

Boston Barrier Community Hub
Boston Barrier Community Hub

A new ‘hub’ designed to be a central location to promote the Boston Barrier and other Environment Agency schemes has opened.

Deputy Mayor of Boston Coun Colin Brotherton cut the ribbon to the Boston Barrier Community Hub centre, in Marsh Lane, on Wednesday.

Boston Barrier Community Hub

Boston Barrier Community Hub

The agency is using the hub as a central location to promote the Boston Barrier scheme and others and will be open on Wednesdays for people to visit.

It will also temporarily house the agency’s field team and will be used to promote its social media accounts.

Boston Barrier manager for the Environment Agency project Adam Robinson said: “It’s been a good response this morning, the Deputy Mayor has had a look around and understood it, the Mayor visited last week for a pre-visit.

“Members of the public are asking questions about the scheme, where it sits, what it looks like and we’re running through that with the project team and them.

Specialists are set to be available for people to to ask questions to as well as watch videos and 3D models on display.

There will also be leaflets on other projects and advice and guidance on issues such as flooding.

Mr Robinson said the project was still on target for completion in December 2019 and that the project was due to go public consultation after December/January time.

He said: “We are running our tender process and going out to suppliers, in time for spring time next year.”

The centre will be open on Wednesdays from 10am-4pm, and people can also get in touch with the EA through Twitter @bostonbarrierEA and through Facebook and Youtube.