‘Let’s show Boston in a good light’

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Bostonians are being urged to pull together and show the town in a good light ahead of the visit of the Britain in Bloom judges next week.

Boston In Bloom committee has helped install four promenade planters in Strait Bargate, repainted street furniture, given a facelift to Custom House Quay and spruced up Wormgate and paving of Park Gate ahead of the visit of the judges next Monday.

The group has suffered from vandalism at some of the planters – with flowers ripped out – and is calling for the town to rally around and be positive to wow the judges.

Niall Armstrong, Bloom chairman, said: “Rather than taking flowers out they can help us plant some.”

He praised businesses for their efforts and asked people along the judging route – Sleaford Road, Lister Way, Grand Sluice, Wormgate and town centre – to do what they can to keep the town clean and tidy.

A massive ex-Trinity House buoy will be placed at the newly-tidied Custom House Quay to reflect the area’s maritime connections. The buoy dates back to about 1950 and was last used to guide ships in The Wash.