‘Witch hunt’ left uncetainty hanging over BID

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UNCERTAINTY was hanging over the future of Boston BID earlier this week, after manager Niall Armstrong walked out of an open members’ meeting claiming he had resigned from his role.

The only paid member of staff running the town’s Business Improvement District left the gathering at the Assembly Rooms after he was heavily criticised for failing to promote the Boston Beat event – with members claiming even they had no idea the music occasion was due to take place next weekend.

Chairman Alan Ellis accused some of those gathered of staging a ‘witch hunt’ against Mr Armstrong, pointing out how hard he works for the organisation.

This morning (Thursday) Mr Ellis confirmed that Mr Armstrong was back on board and had the full support of himself and the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, which runs BID.

See next week’s Standard for more on this story.