Two local Neighbourhood Action Groups have merged to become a bigger voice in their community.

High Street South & Boston East and Witham Central & Carlton Road Neighbourhood Action Groups have merged to become the Boston Central Neighbourhood Action Group.

The group, which meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6.30pm at the Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, St. George’s Road, PE21 8YB, have joined forces to represent their local community, give an even bigger voice at local government level to local residents and help tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour, fly tipping, street parking and Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licencing.

The group, representing residents from approximately 76 streets, now covers Irby Street / Witham Bank West to the north, Main Ridge East / York Street to the east, High Street / London Road to the south and Sleaford Road / Carlton Road to the west.

Alongside being a voice for local people, the group also carry out environmental improvement projects within the town and as separate groups helped revitalise the square near the town footbridge with artistic improvements and transformed a desolate toilet block into a community shed project down High Street.

Graham Lloyd, chair of the group said, “We help the local community try to tackle issues that matter to them. We invite representation from local service providers such as Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire Police and our local councillors to our meetings where we can raise concerns and ask questions to them. We also attend local council meetings where we also raise issues that are important to local residents. The group are looking for more residents to come along from all our area to our meetings to represent their local street and communities. “

To find out more about the group and their plans for the next year, you can go along to their open Annual General Meeting that takes place on Tuesday 14th April at 6.30pm at the Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, St. George’s Road, Boston, PE21 8YB or you can email them on bostoncentralnag@gmail.com