‘Significant investment’ welcomed as bringing big boost to borough’s economy

BIG investment projects have been hailed as bringing a timely boost to Boston’s economy.

This week Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital unveiled a £4.2 million new intensive care unit and Boston College opened its £1.7 million sixth form. The projects come on the back of news that a flood barrier could unlock £500 million investment and open up the waterways as an attraction.

MP Mark Simmonds said he was ‘exceptionally pleased’ and felt the area was neglected under the last Government.

He said: “I believe these ventures will go a long way to improving the quality of people’s lives in Boston and the surrounding area. It is gratifying to know that even in this difficult economic climate; money is still finding its way to where it is needed most.”

Justin Brown, Lincolnshire County Council’s head of enterprise, pointed to the barrier and Market Place as key investments.

He added: “Over the next few years, we’ll be working to improve broadband speeds countywide. All this work will provide a valuable boost to the local economy, attracting further investment and creating jobs.”