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Tuesday 2nd November 2021 
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam to be honoured with Freedom of Boston Borough
Picture by John Aron Photography
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, is to be awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough of his hometown of Boston, after accepting the honour from Boston Borough Council.

The Borough Council extended the offer to Professor Van-Tam following their Council meeting in September, recognising his achievements in supporting the country throughout the pandemic. Professor Van-Tam said he was 'delighted to accept' the offer of Freedom of the Borough and a formal ceremony will now be arranged to present him with the honour.

Professor Van-Tam has been ever-present throughout the pandemic and has become familiar to households across the country, regularly appearing as part of the Government's Covid-19 briefings. Alongside this Professor Van-Tam has continued to play an active role in his hometown during the pandemic. In addition to his well-documented support for local club Boston United, he also recently returned to take part in talks with schools across the Borough and helped to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination through the 'grab a jab' initiative at the town's Princess Royal Sports Arena vaccination centre. Read more here 

South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership welcomes Levelling Up funding for the region
The South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership – Boston Borough, East Lindsey District and South Holland District Councils – has welcomed the news that Lincolnshire County Council has been awarded over £19.5m through the Government's Levelling Up Fund for improvements to the A16 corridor. The Councils are delighted to see the bid supported by Government, recognising the positive impact the works will have on the sub-region's vibrant and valuable food sector. The A16 corridor is a key route for the Agri-food sector, which is a prominent economic asset for South Lincolnshire, and will include improvements in both Spalding and Boston. Read more here 


Remembrance Services to honour the fallen

On behalf of the Boston Branch of the Royal British Legion, Boston Borough Council have confirmed arrangements for upcoming remembrance services to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

On Thursday 11 November, The Boston Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a service at the War Memorial on Wide Bargate to mark Armistice Day at 10:45am which will incorporate the 11am silence. Mayor of Boston Borough, Councillor Frank Pickett, will attend the service and will lay a wreath on behalf of the Borough and the people of Boston.

On Remembrance Sunday, 14 November, at 10:45am, there will be a Remembrance Sunday Service in St Botolph's Church, which again will incorporate the 11am moment of silence.

Both events are open to the public and residents are welcome to lay a wreath at the Memorial as they wish.

Local Transport Consultation now live
Lincolnshire County Council are currently consulting on a new Local Transport Plan for the county.
The Local Transport Plan sets out the County Council's ambitions and priorities for the local transport network over the next ten years. The County Council's draft strategy and transport plan prospectus are now available to read, and they're asking residents across Lincolnshire to share their views on the proposed documents.
Take part here 

Boston Borough Council calls for residents to nominate their Boston Heroes

Boston Borough Council is calling on the community to nominate their local heroes for the inaugural Boston Heroes Recognition Awards. Aiming to shine a light on those who have gone above and beyond to make the town a better place to live throughout the pandemic, the campaign will celebrate individuals who have had a meaningful impact on Boston borough. Read more here 

£1k grant creates peaceful and reflective outdoor space

Willoughby Road Allotment Association in Boston has received a £1,000 cash grant, thanks to local Councillor Yvonne Stevens. Cllr Stevens (ward member for Trinity Ward) awarded the grant from her Cllr Grant Scheme – a pot of money set aside to support local community projects as part of the Empowering Health Communities Programme. The application received was for the creation of a peaceful and reflective space for hospital staff, plot holders and public to sit and enjoy.  Read more here 

Reminder - Council Tax Support: Have your say!

The consultation for the council tax support scheme for 2022/23 is currently taking place and we need your views.

You can take part in the consultation here 

Closing date for submission of responses is Friday 12 November 2021

People in Lincolnshire urged to get vital flu and covid booster vaccines

People across the county are being urged to have their flu and covid booster vaccinations ahead of the first winter where covid and Flu circulate fully at the same time. Research shows those infected with both viruses are more than twice as likely to die as someone with covid alone.
Read more here 

Tour of community services based at Haven High

Boston Borough Council's Cabinet have been touring some of the community facilities located at the town's Haven High Academy. 
Councillors visited the Language Lab there, which was opened in a bid to overcome language barriers experienced within the Boston community, and walked around the new 3G pitch facility.
Read more here 
Have you applied for the Warm Homes Discount Scheme?

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for the forthcoming winter under the Warm Homes Discount Scheme if you are on a low income, you receive certain means-tested benefits and your energy supplier is part of the scheme. But you need to apply now!
Read more here 

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