Warning to Boston residents not to touch ‘potentially lethal’ toxic starfish

A warning has been issued to dog walkers along tidal areas in Boston not to touch starfish and other sea creatures that wash up.

The plan for where the East Coast pathway will go through Boston.

New coastal path will go through town

Boston could be set to see more than 12 miles of public access created along the River Haven as part of a 57-mile stretch of improvements along the East Coast.

Satisfied customer Charlie Pearce in his smart Butterwick garden with his garden waste bin.

Online sign-up for garden waste collections now open

Residents can sign-up online for this year’s Garden Waste collection service from Boston Borough Council from today (Wednesday) - though will have to wait another two weeks to register offline.

Help shape and preserve the special landscape of the Wolds

Last chance to have your say on future of Lincolnshire Wolds

There are only a few days remaining to comment on a draft plan regarding the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Parts of the windmill have been cordoned off following the damage.

Owner positive Sibsey Trader Mill restoration project will go on following damage

‘Life goes on’ - Sibsey Trader Mill’s manager says they are not going to be downbeat about damage caused by strong winds last week.


VIDEO: Environment minister breaks the ground to officially start new Boston Flood Barrier works

The Governments Floods Minister has officially started the construction of the new £100 million Boston Barrier today (Monday) by breaking ground at the site.


Appeal for volunteer lock keepers

The Canal and River Trust charity is looking for volunteer lock keepers to work at the Boston Grand Sluice tidal lock on the River Witham.

Pictured, from left: Roger Welberry from Swineshead Parish Council and SES, Carl Gibbard from SES, Coun Michael Brookes, fundraiser Sean Trafford, Jayne Newark from SES, and Alan Hughes, vice chairman of parish council.

‘Water’ result! Village pond is saved as wildlife flocks back

Work to save a village pond from becoming dry wasteland has culminated in fish returning to its waters - for the first time in several years.

Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.


What to do with your real Christmas trees after the festive season

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft for another year and all the festive cards are taken down, Lincolnshire residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree.

Ho, ho, ho - a Christmas message from Jamie Elvidge,  Dive Officer at Skegness Aquarium. ANL-170812-164308001

Creature comforts at Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

Can you recycle your Christmas wrapping paper?

Expert advice on Christmas waste

As Christmas Day approaches, it’s important to know how to deal with the heap of Christmas waste families will be left with come the New Year.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

Mayor Cllr Bernard Rush with Community Litter Champion Denise Lorriman, left, and Denise's carer Vikki Lee.

Litter champions thanked by mayor

Boston Mayor, Coun Bernard Rush has praised the borough’s Community Litter Champions after inviting them for afternoon tea.

household recycling

Calls to recycle right this Christmas

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over the Christmas period to ensure it is not contaminated.

Artists' impressions of the new Boston Barrier.

£100 million barrier approved - four years on from 2013 tidal floods

Four years to the day of the 2013 tidal floods, the Government has confirmed that it has approved the hotly debated £100m flood barrier, which aims to protect more than 14,000 properties in Boston.

Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

Images presented to the court by Boston Borough Council as part of the flytipping case. EMN-171011-093908001

Council says it will keep spying on grotspots to tackle fly-tipping

Environmental officers at Boston Borough Council have vowed to use every power at their disposal to deal with fly-tippers after covert cameras saw four people summoned to court recently.

The tigers prefer to sleep on their new heated shelves at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. ANL-171017-172321001

‘It’s the last straw’: Lincolnshire tigers prefer underfloor heating!

Eleven rare tigers at a local wildlife park are turning their stripy backs on straw beds for underfloor heating.

The Boston Borough Council building.

Councils offer tips on getting rid of rubbish

In the last year, Boston Borough Council has cleared 1,050 incidents of fly-tipping according to the latest figures from the authority.

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