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Boston Bulletin
Tuesday 6th July 2021
 
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Borough Council submit ambitious £20m bid to level up Town Centre

 
Exciting plans to regenerate and revitalise Boston's town centre have been included as part of Boston Borough Council's £20m bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund.

The Levelling Up Fund was introduced by government earlier in the year to help drive capital investment in projects that have been identified as priorities by local stakeholders and will have the most impact within their local area, such as improvements to transport, town centre investment and expanding an area's cultural offer. Ultimately the fund seeks to ensure areas that have traditionally been left behind are supported and each area across the country has been assigned a priority ranking, with Boston identified within the highest priority group.

Read more here.
 
 

Who is your favourite Boston Market Trader?

 
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Boston Market is an important focal point for our local community and this award is a great chance for people to nominate the trader who goes the extra mile, sells the best bargains, or has the highest quality goods.

The winning trader will receive free advertisement on one of our barrier covers, a hamper, Boston Market tote bag, two markets rent-free, one month's free parking, one month's free gym membership and a certificate.

You can vote by completing the online form at https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=162401473496, via the Boston Market UK Facebook page or you can pick up an entry form on the Market from Saturday 3rd July and post to Markets, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 8QR.

The competition closes on Saturday 31 July 2021.

Read the full article here.

 
 
Councillor Grant Scheme

Every Borough Councillor and Parish Council within Boston Borough is set to receive £1000 to provide additional support to their local communities to boost health, wellbeing and community cohesion as part of the Borough Councils efforts to support communities as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through the new Councillor Grant Scheme, Ward Councillors and Parish Councils will be able to use the funding to provide a much needed cash boost to their local areas. Eligible groups will be able to apply for funding from their local Parish Council or Ward Councillor to fund initiatives in their community that meet the grant criteria. 
 
The Councillor Grant Scheme will be open for applications from Monday 5th July and will run to the end of January 2022. Application guidance, eligibility criteria and application forms can be found online at www.mybostonuk.com/councillor-grant-scheme

Read the full article here.

 
 
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Guildhall
Boston Guildhall Museum is now open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission 3pm. Free admission, no booking required.
Social distancing still applies.

More information here.

 
 
Green Homes Grants
You could be eligible for up to £10,000 worth of energy saving home improvement works. 
For more information please contact the team by emailing greenhomesgrants@e-lindsey.gov.uk, or by phone on 01507 613573.

 
 
Mini Music Fest in Boston's Market Place to celebrate Boston's diversity and Eastern European communities
On Sunday 18th July, Boston's Market Place will be filled with the
sound of live music for Boston's Soundwaves Mini Music Fest.
Transported in partnership with Boston Borough Council, Acoustic
Nations and The Guild Sessions are presenting the event. 
For more information, visit Transported Arts website here.
 
 
Parish Council Vacancies
Wyberton Parish Council are looking to recruit two part-time positions.
Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial officer. - 12/15 hours per peek.
Parish Hall Administrator - 5 hours per week. 

Closing date 23/07/2021

If you are interested in these positions please contact sueransome@dransome.plus.com
 
 
Over 750 no shows at Boston Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) last month.
If you book a slot at the Recycling Centre, please attend your appointment. If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, please cancel your slot as soon as possible to allow others to book in.
 
 
Special delivery! The second set of tidal barrier gates arrive on site.
A pair of Vertical Sector Gates were delivered to the Boston Barrier site on Friday 4th June marking another major milestone for the scheme.
Read the Boston Barrier newsletter here.

 
 
Boston Buoys trail Launch

Saturday 3rd July saw the official launch of the Boston Buoys trail, six stunning art installations which celebrate Boston's rich heritage and maritime connections.
Three artists – Jo Chapman, Carrie Reichardt, and Bex Simon –worked on two buoys each, designing sculptures with cradles of steel seaweed, mosaic mermaids, and forged metal flowers, respectively. 
The launch event on Saturday celebrated the art trail and was a great day for all the family, with a range of entertainment and activities inspired by the artwork also taking place; Boston's very own real mermaid was even in attendance!
You can find out more about each Buoy, and download the trail map, here.
Boston Buoys has been lead by Transported, in partnership with Boston Borough Council, Boston Big Local, Boston in Bloom and the Environment Agency Boston Barrier Scheme.

Saturday was also the unveiling of the 'Horizon' sculpture at Scotia Creek. The sculpture features a metal viewing platform that allows visitors to look out to the Wash and beyond, at an important spot in the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims and their voyage to New England in the 1600s.
 
 
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New Affordable Homes in Boston for Local People

Many families have moved into their new affordable homes across the Borough of Boston this past 12 months marking a total of 142 completed new affordable homes, helping to tackle the housing shortage across the borough this past year. That is a new affordable home every 2.57 days.

As part of our ambitions highlighted in our Corporate Strategy to invest and support growth to meet local housing needs by co-funding affordable housing delivery we are doing just that.

Read the full article here.
 
 
Job Vacancies

Assistant Housing Register & Nominations Officer
22.5 Hours per week
£18,444-£20,649 Full-time equivalent
Closing date - 11/07/2021 
For more information, click here.

Housing Grants Officer
37 Hours per Week
£26,051 - £30,110 
Closing date  - 18/07/2021
For more information, click here. 

Land Charges & Licensing Assistant
37 Hours per week - 18 month fixed term.
£18,328.00
Closing date - 25/07/2021
For more information, click here. 

Land Charges & Licensing Apprenticeship
35 Hours per week, 16 months fixed term.
£7,847.49 per annum for the first twelve months increasing to National Minimum Wage for the age group for the remainder of the contract.
Closing date - 30/07/2021
For more information, click here. 


BBC -  https://www.mybostonuk.com/working-for-us/
ELDC - https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/jobs
 
 
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