Work is pressing ahead with several projects to enhance the centre of Boston and some other nearby locations. They will not only enrich the experience of visitors to the town but also give the residents an insight into the heritage of the area. The work is well advanced and much of it will be in place in the late spring thanks to the Government’s accelerated Towns Fund grant.
In the town centre signposting, maps and an arts trail will help visitors explore the town as well as highlighting the rich history of the Borough. This will enhance our cultural infrastructure, leading users to the wider retail offer of the town and presenting opportunity for fuller engagement with local businesses.
Cllr Richard Austin, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, said: “With the strong trend towards staycation we can expect many more visitors to come here this year. Boston is a visually stunning market town and port with much to offer the visitor as a historic and cultural destination, so the timing of this project is perfect. Moreover, it complements the various other investment projects being provided by the accelerated grant funding that will help present Boston as a great place to live, work and invest in.”
This Experience Boston project will share more effectively our stories highlighting Boston’s historic trade and maritime associations and the influence that the town has had both locally and internationally. At the same time the projects involved will develop physical interpretation and offer heritage resources that are focused on the historic environment of the town and its culture.
The arts trail consists of small artistic installations across the town, based on the themes ‘Travel, Trade and Influence’ communicating the historical importance of all these aspects.
These projects seek to complement other successful initiatives including the six Boston Buoys and Pilgrim Fathers Memorial on the bank of the Haven at Fishtoft.