The paid figurehead of the committee which is looking at how to spend £1 million Lottery money given to the people of Boston to improve the town is stepping down.
Rachel Lauberts, the Boston Big Local facilitator, has confirmed that she is working her seven days notice, ending her employment next Thursday - the date of the next meeting of the group at the Black Sluice Cottage’s on London Road.
Mrs Lauberts would not go into detail on why she is stepping down, explaining: “We do not want to destroy Big Local. We do not want to jeopardise Boston from getting its £1 million.”
However, The Standard, understands the dispute is over the way consultation has been handled.
Ivan Annibal, the group’s Big Local representative also refused to comment on Mrs Laubert’s departure, and said the next step for the committee will be to look at how to move forward at Thursday’s meeting, which starts at 6.30pm.
According to the Big Local website the facilitator acts as a ‘mentor, critical friend and expert advisor’ for the partnership and is there to provide a ‘support and challenge’ role.
Big Local meetings are open for members of the public to attend.