Big step forward for Boston Barrier flood defence


The Boston Barrier takes a big step forward on Wednesday with the opening of a community hub by deputy mayor Coun Colin Brotherton.

Residents can visit the hub on the Riverside Industrial Estate, in Marsh Lane, to find out the latest information about the tidal barrier, which is expected to be built by December 2019.

Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier manager for the Environment Agency, said: “We want to give everyone living in Boston Borough a focal point to find out more about the Boston Barrier.

“This important tidal flood defence will reduce the risk of flooding to 20,000 properties over the next 100 years, so we want to discuss proposals with as many people as possible as we develop the scheme.”

The hub is open today 10am-4pm and will continue to open between those times on Wednesdays. Project team members will be there to answer questions.