Re-vamp begins at Boston shop through council initiative

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The former Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Boston is being given a re-vamp, helped by funding from Boston Borough Council.

The Market Place property is being re-decorated and having repairs carried out to its roof and windows through the council’s Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas (PSiCA) iniative.

This see the authority offer grants to private owners of historic properties within the Market Place and the lanes surrounding it.

They represent 50 per cent of the cost of high quality repairs to historic buildings, 90 per cent of the cost of reinstating architectural features (with priority given to the installation of traditional shop fronts), and a minimum of 50 per cent towards improvements to signage.

The interior of the shop is also being refurbished, but this is not through the PSiCA initiative.

Another business set to benefit through the PSiCA initiative is The Wine Bar, in Bridge Street, with work set to begin in the next couple of weeks.

For more on the PSiCA project, visit the dedicated page on the council’s website.

In November, The Standard reported on how such grants are having an impact on the town centre’s appearance.