The Civic Pride Awards are to make a return

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The Boston Preservation Trust is bringing back its Civic Pride Awards 
programme after a three-year absence.

The programme recognises organisations and individuals for their contributions to Boston.

This has previously included ‘pillars of the community’ who served the local area for a numnber of years as a volunteer, an Olympic athlete and a company renovating an old property to benefit local people.

“This was always something delivered by the Boston Civic Group, which is a sub-group of the main charity and a recognised civic group,” said the trust’s Daniel Elkington. “The programme is set to be altered slightly to better reflect the nature of the town. We will be making quarterly awards for spring, summer, autumn and winter and the winners will be announced in January, April, July and October.”

In August, on the second Thursday of the month, there will be an annual awards event to celebrate the triumphs and successes of the Boston community.

In previous years the awards were presented once a year in the summer by the town mayor in the gardens at Fydell House.

Mr Elkington added: “There is another side to a civic group and that is a watchful eye over the fabric of the town.

“To make sure we don’t stop scrutinising local property owners we will be issuing a civic concern list every six months which looks to identify all the poorly maintained properties and areas within the public part of the town.”

To make a nomination visit www.bostonpreserva
tiontrust.com/civic-group