More work needed to improve immigration report

Dozens of comments have been made as to how a vital Boston Borough Council report could be improved.

The authority’s report into the social impact of population change came under the spotlight at an overview and scrutiny committee at the municipal buildings last night.

Councillors and members of the public got involved with the debate, with many pushing for clearer wording and more work to ensure that recommedations made in the report could be put into effect as time goes by.

A total of 28 recommendations were made in the document in a bid to tackle some of the issues arising from the rapid increase of Boston’a population.

Some of the recommendations involve bodies other than the borough council, including police, Lincolnshire County Council, and national Government.

Coun Richard Austin, who was a member of the task and finish group behind the report, said: “I think this committee needs to make a formal recommendation at this point in time in order to make sure these recommendations are implemented as far as possible.”