VIDEO: Boston War Memorial is cleaned up by community-minded businessman

A community-minded businessman has been cleaning Boston War Memorial for free this week.

Self-employed Andrew Baker, 30, runs businesses Aquamist and JETADRIVE in the Boston area, began work on the memorial on Monday and completed the first part yesterday (Tuesday).

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ

He is due to return to the memorial at a later date when Boston Borough Council has said they will provide a cherry-picker to help him do the top of the memorial.

Mr Baker told The Standard he had been inspired to carry out the work, which would normally cost more than £4,000, after attending events at the memorial and seeing how dirty it had become.

He originally posted the idea on Facebook and his suggestion gained a huge amount of backing on social media.

Following consultation with the council it was then agreed he could carry out the work.

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ

He has also cleaned the area around the memorial and the path leading up to it.

Mr Baker has undertaken training to run both his businesses and has prepared himself to carry out the work by taking further advice.

The video above shows Mr Baker and Ian Stones in action cleaning the memorial on Monday.

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ

Andrew Baker (right) and Ian Stones cleaned Boston War Memorial and the surrounding area this week. DJ