Chance to have say on making the town more ‘properous’

The Boston Borough Council building.
The Boston Borough Council building.

Council staff will be giving residents the chance to influence changes in the town with a consultation a Boston market tomorrow (Saturday).

Boston Borough Council’s Prosperous Boston task and finish group, a cross-party review of how to make the town better will have a stall from 10am-noon.

Organisers say that although the councillors on the stand will have a questionnaire with them, residents and visitors will be able to raise any concerns and make any suggestions which would help improve the town.

Chairman of the group, Cllr Judith Skinner, said: “We are looking at everything – all that impacts and contributes to the town - and not just parts of the whole.

“This includes inward investment, encouraging new businesses and enhancing and improving the town for those who live, shop work and visit here.”

The Prosperous Boston task and finish group was formed to conduct an overarching review of all council services.

There will be three six-month phases of research, which began in September.

The event tomorrow will form part of the first phase, which includes an examination of the retail experience and facilities provided, including the markets and shops and a full review of the provision of toilets.

Phase two will look at car parks, the environment, including a full review of signage, and transport.

The final phase will explore tourism and events, promotion of the town and accommodation.

Following all this the group will create a ‘comprehensive report’.

The group has been working with the Chamber of Commerce, the Boston Town Team and partner organisations and is open to all comments and suggestions.

Comments can be sent to Coun Judith Skinner, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR, or emailed to karen.rist@boston.gov.uk

You can also give your views about Boston online – go to https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=144974935435