Boston shortlisted for new ‘crap towns’ book

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston
News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

The publishers of a book looking at ‘crap towns’ have placed Boston in the shortlist for their newest work.

The town has appeared in the top 100 contenders of worst places to live alongside Liverpool, Blackpool, Belfast, Luton, Merthyr Tydfil, and Slough. Locally Louth, Lincoln and Grimsby have also made the list.

It could appear in a book entitled Crap Towns Returns in October 2013.

People can have a say over the shortlist of towns - which are nominated by the ‘natives’ according to the authors.

A statement on their website said: “Are you incandescent with rage and dispute your town’s inclusion within this list? Good! Or perhaps you want to kick your town when it’s down? Even better!

“Either reaction suits us. And now you can maybe influence whether or not the town makes the final cut. And have fun doing it.”

Visit the Crap Towns website to have your say - both positive and negative - and post your comments below whether you think Boston deserves to be in the list or not.

Other towns in the list are:

Aberdeen

Antrim

Bacup

Banbury

Barnsley

Bedford

Belfast

Bicester

Blackburn

Blackpool

Boston

Bradford

Brighton

Broxburn

Burnham Market

Bury St Edmunds

Calais

Camberley

Castleford

Chipping Norton

Chorley

Coventry

Craven Arms

Crawley

Croydon

Dagenham

Derby

Doncaster

Dudley

Dufftown

Dundee

Dursley

Easington

Felixstowe

Fort William

Four Marks

Garstang

Gateshead

Gibraltar

Glastonbury

Great Yarmouth

Grimsby

Hackney

Hartlepool

Hatfield

Haverhill

Haworth

High Wycombe

Hull

Huntingdon

Ilfracombe

Jarrow

Jaywick

Kilmarnock

Leamington Spa

Lewes

Lincoln

Liverpool

London

Loughborough

Louth

Lowestoft

Luton

Maidenhead

Medway towns

Merther Tydfil

Milton Keynes

Morecambe

Newhaven

Newquay

Newton Stewart

Nuneaton

Oxford

Peterlee

Plymouth

Pontefract

Poole

Portsmouth

Rhyl

Scarborough

Sheerness

Sheffield

Slough

Southampton

Southport

Stafford

Staines

Stockton-upon-Tees

Stoke On Trent

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Swansea

Thetford

Thurso

Tilston

Warrington

Woking

Woodstock

Worksop

Wrexham

York