Which properties will be the Pride of Boston be this year?

The whole of Pen Street took the award last year
The whole of Pen Street took the award last year

The hunt is on for the town’s best buildings as the prestigious Pride of Boston awards are launched.

Nominations are now invited for premises which are an asset for the town.
The event is organised by Boston Preservation Trust’s Civic Group.
It has already been out looking at town centre shops, offices and leisure premises to identify the best.
Last year, the whole of Pen Street was named the overall winner.
Each month one or more premises in the town will be nominated and a certificate presented. Early next year all nominees will be invited to The Pride of Boston Award ceremony at Fydell House and the overall winner named.
Dudley Bryant, chairman of the Civic Group, said: “We are all very proud of our heritage, and understand that a warm, inviting and friendly environment in our town centre is vital to the future economic success of Boston, and all its varied businesses.
“One of the key elements to this is the improvement and regular maintenance of our buildings, which give a first impression to business customers, whether they be local or visitors to the town.”

Gill Burns, of Cherry Tree Shoes in Pen Street, last year’s winner, said: “We are all independent traders and take pride in our businesses.
“Kerb appeal is important and it’s good to know that has been recognised.
“We are a little bit on the edge of the town centre, but customers who find us are pleasantly surprised. We have a real business community here and customers find it’s worth the effort coming here.”
If you want to nominate a premises let the Civic Group know by e-mailing your nomination to