FEATURE: Council dips into fund to help improve town

Boston Beach Day
Boston Beach Day

Boston Borough Council has secured £67,000 of Boston Big Local’s £1million funding over the past two years.

The authority detailed the expenses while looking at Partnership Working within the town as part of its quarter one performance measures.

The funding the council has received breaks down in the report as £19,000 for Boston in Bloom, £19,000 for environmental education, clean streets and campaigns, £19,000 for play equipment and family activities, £10,000 on subsidised swimming, family activities and kids gym.

A spokesman for the council said the money had been used to contribute to town centre planters and barrier baskets, a Victorian archway and railings at Pilgrims Patch, a ‘re-vamp’ of the B&M open space near the Police Station, tidying up the area outside the Salvation Army on High Street and bringing in soil for the urban meadow at Haven Bridge.

Working with other partners including Transported, HMP North Sea Camp and Boston Greenscapers the council has also recruited six new green champions since June, worked with young environmentalist on signage to promote clean waterways and purchased a street vac to better deal with litter.

About £5,653 had been used for new play equipment in Central Park, £3,440 had bought a basketball court on Woodville Road Play Area and £944 had bought a basketball hoop.

The spokesman also pointed to a recent two day ‘beach’ event in Central Park which more than 5,000 children and parents attended which included a £3,540 sand pit, £500 on Transported Art activities and Rhubard Theatre production, £800 on donkeys, £350 Punch and Judy, £266 on art and craft materials, £264 on St John First Aid cover.