Boston’s Central Park, craft market, college, power supplies and immigration meeting affected by weather

Boston Borough Council
Boston Borough Council

The strong winds have taken their toll on Boston’s Central Park and the town’s planned craft market...and have also caused a meeting on the borough’s immigration report to be called off.

The borough council has said that due to high winds Central Park has had to be closed and the craft market has been postponed until next Thursday.

The situation regarding the park will be reviewed tomorrow.

It is understood that there are 100 homes in the Boston area currently without power as a result of the weather conditions.

A spokesman for Western Power Distribution told The Standard that engineers are working to restore supplies as quickly as possible to those customers affected.

Boston College has also revealed it will close early today, with evening classes and restaurant bookings also cancelled.

The borough council’s corporate and community committee was due to meet at the Municipal Buildings at 6.30pm tonight to talk on the progress made since last year’s immigration inquiry.

Chairman Coun Paul Gleeson has agreed to cancel the meeting, where councillors and the public were due to be able to ask questions on what has been achieved in relation to 28 action points drawn up by the council to tackle the impact of immigration on the borough.

The council said: “The external representatives alongside officers of the borough scheduled to attend have had to re prioritise their positions in light of the potential deterioration of weather and the possible implications of the forecasted high tide due around the time of the meeting.

“It has been recognised that their attendance will certainly be needed elsewhere in their respective roles.

“The chairman was also mindful of the potential severe weather conditions and any danger to the public attending the meeting.”