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Tuesday 7th December 2021 
 
 

Festive Market and Fun Run coming this weekend 

 
The festive fun in Boston is set to continue next Sunday with a special Festive Market and Santa Fun Run.

On 12th December, Boston's Market Place will be host to a wonderful festive market featuring a selection of craft and gift stalls, food vendors and entertainers, including an ice carving demonstration. It is the perfect place to pick up a few more Christmas treats and enjoy the festive atmosphere!

The Market Place will also be the finishing line for the town's third-ever Santa Fun Run. Building on the successful events in 2018 and 2019, the fun run will kick off in Central Park, following a route that take in the town's most iconic sites and historic streets, before culminating at the Market Place.

Santa suits and festive dress are optional but encouraged, and it doesn't matter whether you run, hop or skip – it's all about taking part! There are even some special offers for those taking part and a goody bag with lots of surprises. All participants for Santa Fun Run need to book their place ahead of the event at https://www.bostoncommunityrunners.co.uk/calendar. Read more here 
 

 

 
 
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Winter Window Competition

Boston Borough Council have announced details of a new shop front competition to help celebrate businesses and their shop windows this festive season.

The Winter Windows competition invites businesses across the borough to share and celebrate their efforts to dress up their shop frontage and window/s for Christmas. To enter, businesses just need to send a picture of their festive shop frontage and window/s through to the Council at communications.unit@boston.gov.uk by midnight on Thursday 9th December 2021. Read more here 

 
 
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Boston (UK) Monopoly Launching on Saturday 11th December! 

You can purchase the Boston (UK) Monopoly from the 11th of December at 1pm in The Stump, or you can still pre-order from The Guildhall, Fydell House, Butterfly Hospice shop, Centrepoint Outreach shop, Age UK shop, Centenary Methodist Church, and We'll Meet Again museum. Learn more here
 
 
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Boston Borough Council launches another way to report fly-tipping

You may have already heard of the What3Words app as it has been around for a little while now, however it is gaining momentum and finding more purposes over time, including use by the emergency services. 

By enabling residents to use the What3Words app, fly-tips across the borough can be reported with more precise locations. Read more here 

 

 
 
Christmas and New Year Bin Collections 

There are no changes to any of our bins collections this Festive period.

Please remember you can check what goes in what bin and your days of collection at www.mybostonuk.com/waste.

 
 
Climate Strategy Survey Consultation

The South & East Lincolnshire Council Partnership needs your views on their draft Climate Change Strategy!

Due to the partnership, the survey is being hosted on the East Lindsey website. You can find both the link to the survey and the draft strategy for all three councils here

 
 
Councils receive funding to prevent homelessness for vulnerable renters

The Government recently announced that an additional £65 million will be made available to local authorities in 2021/22 through the Homelessness Prevention Grant to support local authorities to help vulnerable households with rent arrears to reduce the risk of them being evicted and becoming homeless.

Read more here 
 
 
Seed Provider donates to award winning community partnership

A Boston based seed manufacturer has donated thousands of bulbs to a resident led horticultural partnership to aid in bringing more colour to the town centre. Boston Seeds, based at Langrick near Boston, donated in excess of 5,000 daffodil bulbs and several boxes of hyacinths to the Boston in Bloom partnership. 

Read more here
 
 
Scammers targeting residents trying to keep warm

Householders are being advised to take care when cold called by companies offering insulation.Unscrupulous companies are contacting residents, usually by telephone, offering spray foam loft insulation scams at excessive prices. They also offer other services such as jet-washing roof tiles or over-priced ventilation systems.

Read more here 
 


 
 
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Launch of New Women's Self Defence Classes

Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex have launched a new Women's Self Defence Class, after receiving funding from Active Lincolnshire and Sport England. The first class took place on Friday 12th November and was a huge success.

Following public requests for this type of class the complex were happy to be able to work with a local martial arts teacher, Jason Featherstone, to make this happen. Read more here

 
 
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Boston Calendar 2022

The 2022 Boston Calendar is now available. Every month has a top-quality picture of somewhere in the borough taken by you.

The response from residents for this year's calendar has yet again been amazing and we would like to thank you all for your interest.


You can now download and print your own Boston Calendar for free from our website or you can purchase a printed version from Chris Cook Print. Find more information here



 
 
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Boston Markets have joined a campaign to become Britain's Favourite Market

Don't forget to place your daily vote for Boston Market. You can follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #MyFavouriteMarket.

Voting ends Monday 13th December 2021. To vote for your favourite market please visit https://nabma.com/vote-for-britains-favourite-market-2022/


 
 
 
Boston Community Transport 

Trustees wanted, we need you! Boston Community Transport are a small charity who provide an essential transport alternative to vulnerable, socially isolated and elderly members of the Borough of Boston. 

For more information, please contact Angela Gould, Office Manager. Tel 01205 360183 or email office@bostonct.org.uk
or take a look at our website www.bostonct.org.uk 

 
 
County Views 

Boston, We Want to Hear from You! 

County Views is a panel of people of all ages and backgrounds from across Greater Lincolnshire which helps the area's local authorities to identify priorities and shape future developments.

Our latest survey includes questions on the topic of household waste collection services. Register here Or call: 01522 782116.
 
 
Boston West has approval to begin works on new Central Hub Facility

Significant works to extend and change the use of the existing clubhouse to provide a Central Hub Facility at Boston West Country Park and Hotel, near Hubbert's Bridge Boston, have been approved. The site has already seen expansion since being recently acquired by Away Resorts with part of the golf course being changed for the siting of up to 300 caravans which was approved in 2020.

Read more here
 
 
 
 
 
Job Vacancies
Please find our current vacancies here 
 
 
 
 
 
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Email communications.unit@boston.gov.uk

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Communications Department,
Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston PE21 8QR
 
 
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