TOWNSPEOPLE can take ‘real pride’ in the history of Boston and visitors can expect a ‘true gem’.
This is the glowing assessment of the town from English Heritage, following a visit by its top brass.
Members of the organisation’s governing board, The Commission, were among a 23-strong group who received a walking tour of the town’s historic sites and Market Place on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the English Heritage explained every few months the chairman and commissioners visit different parts of the country to keep in touch with ‘the vital task of protecting and sustaining the quality of historic places’.
Dr Anthony Streeten, East Midlands planning director, said: “We chose to visit Boston because there is such huge potential for heritage to lead the way in regeneration.”
Dr Streeten described the Boston Town Centre Conservation Area as ‘one of the finest in the country’, adding: “Residents of Boston can take real pride in the history of their town and visitors have the promise of a true gem under the vast skies of the Fens.”
English Heritage is expected to release £500,000 to spend on the town centre, now that approval has been given locally to the £2 million Market Place refurbishment.
Head of planning at Boston Borough Council, Steve Lumb, said English Heritage were ‘delighted’ with the plans.
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