Plans to expand Boston mosque

THE Boston Mosque and Islamic Centre could soon be extended to cater for more female worshippers, if planners approve an application to alter the Horncastle Road building.

Clive Wicks Associates has applied to build a single and a two-storey extension on the building to provide a larger meeting room and offer more room for women, who have to pray separately from the men.

The company claims there is a proven need for the building to be altered and extended in this way.

The mosque was created in 2004, following the granting of planning permission to change the former William IV pub into a mosque and community centre. Alterations have already taken place once to create toilets and a meeting room.