Residents urged to get pally with the park in new scheme

Central Park community garden and pavilion have been attacked by vandals. Council is now appealing for people to come forward to be Friends of Central Park.
Central Park community garden and pavilion have been attacked by vandals. Council is now appealing for people to come forward to be Friends of Central Park.

BOSTONIANS are being encouraged to get friendly with the town’s Central Park in a scheme to keep the area safe from harm.

Boston Borough Council is hoping to set up a Friends of Central Park group to make sure that there is someone to watch over the facility when it closes its gates at night.

It comes after several attacks of vandalism on the park, which have seen one of the pavilion supports dislodged and flowers and cabbages from the new community garden uprooted.

Park warden John Dyson, who came up with the idea, said: “We need a team of people who really care about the park. It is a lovely area, enjoyed by all ages, but, sadly, there are those who want to wreck and destroy.”

The council is on the lookout for anyone living near to the park who would be able to keep their eye on the green space.

Residents in Tawney Street, Norfolk Street and Thorold Street would be particularly helpful, according to Coun Yvonne Gunter.

She added: “They are in the best position to keep an eye out when everyone else has gone home, and can give Central Park a little bit of extra attention.

“Together we can beat the anti-social element and maintain Central Park as a place which is welcoming to all. We just need to pull together for our lovely park.”

Anyone interested in joining the friends group and helping out should contact Matt Fisher, principal officer street scene, at matt.fisher@boston.gov.uk, or write to Matt Fisher, Environmental Operations, Boston Borough Council, Fen Road, Frampton Fen, Boston, PE20 1RZ, or call 01205 366007.