Have your say on Boston’s £1m Lottery windfall

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An public event is being held for residents to discuss how to spend £1 million lottery money, which was granted to the town in 2012.

The aim of the event is to reflect with residents in the ‘Boston Big Local’ area what the group has heard so far and take further suggestions on priorities for action and funding for the plan.

The event takes place at Age UK tomorrow (Thursday) from 1-7pm, with two presentations by chairman Ralph Pryke and Big Local rep Bill Badham at 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

Mr Pryke said: “We’re hoping for as many people as possible to come and look at what the Big Local is going because the group has been in excistance for some time and we’re approaching the pivotal moment where we have got to prove to the local trust that Boston is capable of spending the million pounds properly.”

A short survey will be used to gather opinions and a chance to vote on how the group should spend the money.

There will also be a prize draw.

People will also be asked to mark the map showing whether they live in the Boston Big Local area or whether they work in the area.

Mr Pryke reminded people that the money cannot be spent on statutory services that the authorities provide or big projects such as a bypass.