Asbestos in sheds on allotment sites

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SEVERAL allotment sites run throughout the town centre area are home to asbestos-filled sheds, a meeting of the Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) learned last night.

A number of old sheds on plots including those on Willoughby Road and Spilsby Road are known to contain the potentially hazardous material – though the committee was told it was all known to be in a safe and stable condition at the current time.

However, plot holders are warned not to move their sheds, drill holes in them or alter them in any way in order to avoid the possibility of disturbing the asbestos.

At the meeting, which took place at the Municipal Buildings, members also heard from disability campaigner Joe Nash, who used the opportunity to press the council to renege on the recent introduction of parking charges for blue badge holders, and challenged the authority over changes to parking in the Market Place.

For more from last night’s meeting see next week’s Standard, out on Wednesday.