Benches removed to stop problems

A SERIES of public benches have been removed by councillors to try to stop anti-social behaviour nad help the town’s Britain in Bloom effort.

Members of Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) have agreed a three month trial to remove some benches in the town.

Locations of the seats include the Carlton Road/Sleaford Road junction, Frampton Place, Haven Bank, Fishtoft Road, High Street, Witham Country Park and Windsor Bank.

BTAC will also help fund the removal of shrubs that hide litter and anti-social behaviour hotspots.

Chief Insp Paul Timmins said the three-month trial was ‘very sensible’.

He told The Standard: “I think it is a shame, perhaps, that facilities for people to sit down and enjoy their surroundings are taken away but you have to balance that with what’s being caused to people.

“It is probably a good idea to see whether it works or not and we give our support to that.”

BTAC member Coun Paul Mould says the committee would welcome suggestions for possible new locations for the benches removed from trouble spots.

Britain in Bloom judges will tour the town next week to assess it for the competition.