BUDGET: Rough sleepers get winter help

CHURCH groups will be given £6,000 to help rough sleepers in Boston.

CHURCH groups will be given £6,000 to help rough sleepers in Boston.

The cash, from Boston Borough Council’s housing reserve, will go to Churches Together to help fund repairs to its heating system ahead of the winter so it can continue to help homeless people.

Coun Mike Gilbert, portfolio holder for housing, said: “That’s excellent value for money.”

The council has also funded trim trails for Boston Woods and Witham Way Country Park at a cost of £32,500.

It plans to save £770,000 by 20/16/17 by increasing parking charges and £60,000 a year by sharing its properties with third parties - such as letting Lincolnshire County Council use its West Street building.

The council also plans to share the cost of its CCTV service to help save £70,000 a year.

The borough’s council tax is set to be frozen thanks to a Government grant.