2013 REVIEW: November - Christmas cancelled, BID loss, football club’s grand plans

Boston United's planned new ground
Boston United's planned new ground
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Christmas events were cancelled in 2013 after a safety group pulled the plug at the last minute leaving traders upset.

The authorities gave the thumbs down to the Christmas Market and Lights Switch On which a group still hoped to put on in the town, despite organiser Boston BID being voted out earlier in the month.

November front

November front

The switch on went ahead on a smaller scale with the Mayor of Boston Coun Paul Kenny and Santa pressing the button and Emmerdale stars Lesley Dunlop and Laura Norton visiting the town.

○ Earlier in the month, traders voted ‘no’ to five more years of BID in a decision which saw just 48 per cent of businesses who took part opt in favour of the BID (Business Improvement District) – a result which also brought the end of the town rangers which had been lauded by.

○ Boston United Football Club owners unveiled plans for a massive development to the south of Boston

It would include 500 new homes, a possible supermarket, the first chunk of a bypass and a new stadium.

A marina with waterfront cafés, shops, housing and green spaces for leisure activities formed part of the proposals for the second phase.

○ BBC One’s Question Time was broadcast from Boston High School.