Review of the Year: Crime on the decline and Pocket returns home in March

The Carr family were reunited with pet dog Pocket
The Carr family were reunited with pet dog Pocket

The third month of the year began with the news that crime in Boston was decreasing – and work was underway to ensure the trend continued.

The town’s top cop Chief Insp Paul Timmins said a higher police visibility would be in place around the town to try and beat crime and anti-social behaviour.

○The route which the Olympic torch would take around the town was revealed, along with the names of the local people who would be carrying it.

○ Borough councillors hit back at claims that Boston was the worst place for business growth in the whole of the East Midlands. They argued that many small businesses had set up in the area.

○ Controversial proposals to ask residents to pay for a brown bin to collect green waste were put forward by Boston Borough Council.

The £20 bin scheme was passed and has now been rolled out around the borough.

○The Assembly Rooms were put up for sale for £445,000. It was announced the building had been sold in the summer.

○ Disabled drivers were angry after an announcement that their free parking privileges may be removed as part of a raft of measures to shake up parking. The change came in in May.

○ The Carr family (see above) of Old Leake was reunited with their pet dog Pocket, who went missing eight months before.