Elections reminder, walk-in vaccinations, second vaccinations. rapid testing, housing register, 
LCC survey, Boston Market, Census 2021... 

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Boston Bulletin 
Tuesday 20th April 2021
Borough Council issue election dates reminder

Ahead of the local elections taking place this May, Boston Borough Council have issued a reminder to residents of the key dates in the lead up to polling day. On May 6, voters will have their say in the following elections in the borough:
• Police and Crime Commissioner
• Lincolnshire County Council
• Borough by election (Skirbeck Ward)

The deadlines for registering new would be voters and applications for postal votes have now closed.

Any proxy vote applications must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday April 27. Application forms for proxy votes are available from the Electoral Commission's website: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/

Polling day will be May 6 and polling stations will be open from 7am – 10pm; residents can find details of their polling station by visiting www.wheredoivote.co.uk or by checking their poll card. Details of all candidates standing for election can now be found online at: www.mybostonuk.com/elections-6-may-2021/

European day weekend 
Walk-in Covid vaccinations

On Sunday 25th April between 10am and 4pm walk-in Covid vaccinations
are taking place as part of European Days at PRSA Boston. Anybody who is Eastern European & aged 45 or over, or is a carer, clinically extremely vulnerable or works in health/social care is welcome to attend. Find out more here
People urged to keep appointments for second Covid vaccinations 
People in Lincolnshire who are booked in to have their second covid vaccination are being urged to keep their appointments. To-date across the UK, the NHS has given over 39 million vaccines as at 13 April, including over seven million second doses. Read more here 
Covid 19 - Rapid Testing
Rapid testing detects cases quickly, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately. Since rapid testing was introduced, over 120,000 positive cases that would not have been found otherwise have already been identified by LFDs.
You can break the chain of transmission and save lives. Find out more about rapid testing locally here 
Housing Register Update 
Our Housing Register will soon be changing. The borough council are in the process of writing to all those on the current register with advance details of the coming change. Don't worry if you have just put in an application this will still be processed and you will also be notified about the changes.
More information will be announced as work progresses on this project.
If you have an urgent housing need please contact us by calling 01205 314200.

Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Carer's Survey
LCC funds a wide range of support that promote carers wellbeing, quality of life and ability to continue the caring role. We would like to hear from you so that we can ensure future services meet your needs as a carer. If you are a carer and have not accessed support you can still give us your views on how carers can best be supported. Please click here to complete the survey. The closing date is the 23rd April 2021. If you have any questions about the survey please email Sandra.kelley@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Welcome back to Boston Market 
Welcome back to all who shop and trade on Boston Market.
Boston Market will run every Wednesday and Saturday offering fruit and veg, plants, cheeses, toys, gadgets, fabrics, sweets, cakes, cards, household goods, refreshments, smoked meats and much more. When visiting Boston Market please remember HANDS – FACE – SPACE to keep on protecting each other.
Anyone who is looking to trade on the Market should email markets@boston.gov.uk or visit https://www.mybostonuk.com/town-centre/boston-market/ for more information.
Census 2021 
Every household is required by law to complete the census and even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to complete a questionnaire. We have had a great response to Census 2021 so far, but everyone needs to respond as soon as possible to avoid a fine. The census benefits us all by underpinning all the services every single one of us relies on. It provides information on our living arrangements, health, education and the jobs we do and the information from it will help inform policy at a local and national level for years to come. From school places to the planning of bike lanes – census information is even used when deciding where to build new supermarkets, what food to put on the shelves and how many parent and toddler spaces to put in the car park. If you haven't already please fill out your census form. Find more information here 
Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex is Open
Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex began a phased reopening on Monday 12th April 2021 after extensive measures were taken to maximise safety. The safety of our staff and customers is our main priority, we are carefully following Government guidelines and putting in place a number of procedures to ensure our complex is as safe as possible for everyone. Many precautions to maximise safety are taking place, these are things such as; taking temperatures on arrival, social distancing throughout all of the facility, sanitiser stations have been put in place around the facility, cleaning of equipment in between use, strict cleaning regimes, and the closure of showers. Staff were delighted to be able to open the doors once again, they are working extremely hard to make sure everyone feels at ease when returning to the complex. Please find information about our available activities here
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Now, more than ever, people affected by bowel cancer need us to raise awareness of the disease. That's why we're supporting Bowel Cancer UK this April for Bowel Cancer awareness month. Will you join us? Find out how to get involved here 
Waste and recycling alerts
If you would like to receive Waste and Recycling email alerts from us then please sign up here. We will send alerts about subscriptions, rearranged collections days, missed bins and any other waste and recycling information you may need to know.

BTAC small grant scheme 
Are you a fully-constituted Boston-based community group or organisation working to deliver projects for the benefit of residents within any of the town centre wards of Boston? Then you may qualify for a Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) Small grant.
Find out more here
Job Vacancies 
Looking to work for Boston Borough Council or East Lindsey District Council? Then be sure to view our Jobs Portals where you will find information about the local areas, working for us and any current vacancies.
BBC -  https://www.mybostonuk.com/working-for-us/
ELDC - https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/jobs
Pre-election period 
News will be limited until May 6 due to us now being in the pre-election period, we must follow strict rules in relation to publicity and promotions. Because of this you will receive the Bulletin fortnightly instead of weekly until the close of Polls on May 6. 
If you haven't already, sign up to receive the Boston Bulletin by email here 
Email:  communications.unit@boston.gov.uk
Main Switchboard:  01205 314200
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