Make-over for disused toilet block

Former toilet block on London Road, Boston, being jazzed up by volunteers.
Former toilet block on London Road, Boston, being jazzed up by volunteers.

Hardworking volunteers have taken part in a make-over challenge to create a new community shed.

High Street South Residents’ Group and Witham Central and Carlton Road Residents’ Group are regularly involved in projects such as cleaning up overlooked areas or mowing overgrown communal grass.

Former toilet block on London Road, Boston, being jazzed up by volunteers. L-R Rod Bursnell, Councillor Mike Gilbert and Andrew Wilson.

Former toilet block on London Road, Boston, being jazzed up by volunteers. L-R Rod Bursnell, Councillor Mike Gilbert and Andrew Wilson.

They have now transformed the redundant toilet block in London Road, Boston, into a central base to meet and store equipment - such as litter pickers, road sweeping tools and lawn mowers.

Jody Raggo, secretary of both groups, said: “The toilet block has been closed for around 20 years and finding a use for it is an issue that has been raised constantly at our meetings.

“This shed will allow us to have everything in one place and for it to be constantly accessible to all our members when it is needed.”

All but one toilet and cubicle have been stripped out, leaving a large open area for storage.

That work was done by Boston Town Area Committee, which will cover insurance and costs.

Jody, who also works for Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service, said she is keen to hear from people who want help for their community and also needs a treasurer. To contact Jody call 07903 857263 or email: highstreetsecretary@gmail.com