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Chris is more constant than the Five Lamps

Chris Wilson is as much a feature of Boston Market Place as the Five Lamps – in fact, more of a feature. The Five Lamps came, went and came back again. Chris has been a constant there for the past 20 years, 50 weeks a year, whatever the weather. Chris, Boston born and...

New traffic lights to be installed at Boston junction

The signals at the junction of Norfolk Street and Horncastle Road are reaching the end of their life and need to be replaced.  The improvements are due to begin on Wednesday, August 14 and are expected to be completed by Friday, September 13. To allow the works to be...

Avoid delays – head for the Lincolnshire coast instead

There could be delays for anyone crossing from Lincolnshire into Norfolk next month (September). Lincolnshire County Council Highways say resurfacing works at the Cross Keys swing bridge over the River Nene at Sutton Bridge are expected to run from September 23 for...

Carving out our place in history

A group of wood carvers in Boston, who have just completed an ambitious memorial project, are about to start a new work to mark the 400th anniversary next year of the area’s connections with the Pilgrim Fathers. The Boston and South Holland Wood Carvers, who meet to...

Search is on for Boston’s best small businesses

Do you know of a small business in Boston borough deserving of a “most outstanding” accolade? Previous winners in the East Midlands have included a fish and chip shop, a manufacturer of horseboxes and a magnet exporter. We have many excellent small businesses in this...

Fun in the park at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Hundreds of people visited Central Park on Saturday, August 3 to attend the second Teddy Bear's Picnic supported by Oldrids & Downtown. Isaac Bear came to meet the families, many of which had brought their own bears with them to enjoy the day. Free face painting,...

Prime Minister addresses Boston and Skegness Conservative Party members

Alongside a visit to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, joined Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP, at a private function, held at Boston Golf Club, for members of the Boston and Skegness Conservative Association. At...

Boris Johnson visits Boston

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Aaron Spencer today was pleased to see Prime Minister, Boris Johnson recognise Boston as being a key locality to visit and have regard to the impact the local community has experienced as a result if austerity and rapid migration over a...

‘Abate the Hate’ campaign

Boston, has long had issues with cultural divide and prejudice. As part of a two-week programme with National Citizens Service, 11 young people are trying to fight this issue with their ‘Abate the Hate’ campaign. As of 2017, an estimated 30% of Boston’s 68,000...

Free school meals

Despite Boston being an area of low income it has the lowest uptake in the county for free school meals. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a hot meal as part of the Government’s universal infant free school meal programme. No additional...