Million pound windfall news

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Councillors caught up with progress of how £1 million lottery money given tothe town in December was being dealt with at a meeting on Wednesday.

Councillors in Boston Town Area Committee met with the area representative for Big Local Ivan Annibal, who explained what was happening.

The money was given to ‘forgotten’ areas across the country, to be spent on projects chosen by residents over the next decade.

He said: “This is a long term investment which can be spent at any point in the ten years.”

He explained there is currently a small group of residents interested and that there was to be a meeting to start consulting how to spend the money, starting with £20,000 to spend working on a local area plan.

In terms of spending the money, he said 50 per cent of the money had to be spent within set boundaries and 50 could be spent outside.

Concerns were raised by some councillors about the boundaries, which mainly cover town centre areas including Hessle Drive, Matthew Flinders Way, Staniland South and Skirbeck.

A meeting for anyone interested in discussing how the money should be spent, will take place at 2pm, on May 29, at the Black Sluice Cottages, on London Road in Boston.