Boston prepares for RAF parade

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston
News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

RAF Coningsby will exercise its right as Freedom holders and march through Boston town centre this afternoon.

The Freedom Parade will take place from about 3pm, beginning near WH Smith in Strait Bargate.

Mayor of Boston, Coun Colin Brotherton, and Commanding Officer of RAF Coningsby, Group Captain Stringer, will inspect the parade.

It will then march off from Strait Bargate, turning around the Silver Street mini roundabout, back through Strait Bargate and around the side of St Botolph’s Church.

Several town centre roads will have to close for the parade - with barriers already in place for anyone who wants to watch it pass through.

The Market Place will remain open, but Bank Street will be closed between 1pm to 4pm and access to the delivery area (outside Marks and Spencer) and around the side of the St Botolph’s will be denied during this time.

Wide Bargate, from the loading bay area next to the end of the precinct to the Post Office, will be closed from 6am to 4pm.

No vehicles will be able to park in the area at that time. The Into Town Bus Service will still operate as normal during the day except between 2 pm and 3.30 pm.