Boston public discuss welfare issues at meeting

WELFARE reforms were on the agenda at a public meeting in Boston last night (Wednesday).

A small number of residents gathered at Fenside Community Centre to discuss issues including social housing, child benefit and the eligibility of people to receive help from the state.

The meeting is one of a number of events being held between now and February as part of the Conservative Policy Forum (CPF) – an initiative in which the views of people around the UK are collected and sent to ministers for discussion.

However, Andrea Jenkyns, who is regional organiser for the CPF, stressed the meetings were not politicised and instead were a forum for all people.

See next week’s Standard for more on last night’s meeting.