Placecheck project celebrates milestone

PEOPLE living in neighbourhoods which have benefitted from the Placecheck Scheme have helped celebrate a landmark two-year anniversary for the project.

Residents from areas which have been helped by the Boston Borough Council Scheme joined representatives to mark the occasion with a barbecue at the Black Sluice Lock Cottages last Wednesday.

The event celebrated the achievements of the project, which was set up to make positive changes to these parts of the town and allowed Boston mayor Coun Mary Wright to present certificates of recognition to representatives from the neighbourhood action groups.

When it first began residents were asked to identify good and bad things about their neighbourhoods and suggest how the areas could be improved. Residents’ groups were then given the chance to meet with service providers to deal with the issues.

Projects have included general cleaning and tidying, the installation of litter and dog waste bins and the provision of leisure facilities. Work is ongoing.

Organisations involved in the scheme include Lincolnshire County Council, the borough council, Lincolnshire Police and the NHS.