Boston Town Area Committee spent the last of its cash for community projects for the year after approving four applications.
○ Main Ridge East Neighbourhood Steering Group took £1,000 from the Placecheck-specific pot .
They will use the money towards the purchase of a ‘Hoover’-like piece of equipment used for cleaning cigarette ends and broken glass from gutters and in between parked vehicles.
There was a dispute as to whether council equipment could be used but councillors were told it was too big.
○ Alan Tosney, of Leverton History Group, got £740 towards equipment to use to make a film of the town’s ‘interesting buildings, structures, and scenes’.
○ Boston Rugby Club received £500 and advice to approach county councillors towards equipment for their mini and junior sections.
Councillors disputed whether sports clubs should be granted money from the BTAC fund or whether they should be self-funded by parents, however rugby chairman Geoff O’Neill said the club had had financial difficulties and this would help them get back on track.
Some councillors also wanted to give the club the full £1,000 it asked for but this was voted down.
○ Endeavour Radio was highly praised for the work it does when it got the full £1,000 it asked for towards this year’s short-term FM broadcast over the Christmas period. It is hoped the station will go FM permanently when they apply for a full-time licence at the end of the year.