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Motorhome Aires/Parking

Overnight stops for fully self-contained motorhomes/campervans. This would be for overnight parking (not camping) allowing sleeping in the vehicle. There are over 250,000 motorhomes registered in this country. Having somewhere to park that is accessible for the city centre will increase tourism and boost sales in city centre shops/pubs/restaurants etc. This has worked well in […]

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Beach Volleyball Courts

Boston is a little lovely town, but there is not enough all week accessible activities. Especially during summer, there is nothing else to do apart from going to the central park or for the walk, if you want to spend a day outside. Beach volleyball courts would be great way to promote healthy lifestyle, attract […]

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List the Glider

With the Football Club moving out of Town, what are the plans for the Gliderdrome? Can it not be a Grade 2 listed building. Its a vital part of music history. When you have had artists as great and as diverse, as Joe Loss, Ray Ellington, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, ELO, Slade, T […]

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Improve the Town Centre

Yes I really want to see Boston do well. Please consider your parking fees. I used to come to the town Center for 50 p for first half an hour, I realise it’s different now but you must help poeple to park for free for the first half an hour and reasonable after. All businesses […]

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Improve the Town Centre

I’m hoping when all this is over , that the public will start using our market again , we are all struggling and this virus is not helping any of us , we need to educate everybody to start shopping locally , market and shops x n hopefully we can build our businesses back up […]

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Improve the Town Centre

Boston Town Deal a great vibrant market. A better selection of shops, helping a new generation open independant shops especially clothes and shoes. Low Car Park charges to encourage people not only to shop, but to use the Cafe Restaurants Pubs as when they open they will need every bit of trade to get back […]

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Improve community cohesion

I am so disappointed to read some of the Facebook Posts in something called Boston the People, amongst other others. So many posts are tinged with both direct and indirect racism. Everytime someone posts something negative, there is a rush to blame ‘foreigners’ with no evidence. The language is unpleasant and inflammatory. There is a […]

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Improve the Town Centre

The range of shops are not conducive to spending time in town . West Street is a European shop , I have no personal use for the drapery , nor for the low standard takeaways . Emery lane is much the same except it has a cash generator at the high street end , dolphin […]

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Improve the Town Centre

Too many charity shops ruin a town centre. Lots of Restaurents in West side of town. Why not rename it the west Quarter ‘Eateries and Leisure’ signpost it as such. Make the old Marks a proper indoor mkt so the stalls are not subject to the Lincs weather.

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Improve the Town Centre

How about reinstating some of the popular Bus routes into town. Are older residents liked popping into town on the bus, but that has been taken away from them. Now Pensioners house has been renovated this could be used for the Community to use more to draw them into town. How about doing a photographic […]

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Wide Bargate regenration

Wide Bargate is starting to look really tired the footpaths have been ripped up that many times the slabs are breaking and uneven. The planters have been paved over and the whole place is just crying out for rejuvenation. What I would like to suggest is a redevelopment of the area from prezzo across to […]

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Waterway seating areas

Boston has a great natural feature in the witham and haven, yet it’s not utilised anywhere near it’s full potential. Outdoor seating areas on some.of the former quays in town with roof covers live you see in the Mediterranean would encourage more rsturant and bars to open and increase the footfall in the ones we […]

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West street continental street

It is no secret that Boston has one of the highest percentages of Europeans outside London as it has been covered most weeks by the media. However rather than focused on the negative points of this influx why not turn it into a real unique selling point for the town. West street has many international […]

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Skills for our Young People

Our young people need to have the skills and knowledge to be see what jobs and careers are waiting for them. In Boston, there are so many great employers, with a whole range of jobs available. People think the only jobs are pulling cabbages out of the ground but that is just not true and […]

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Smaller town centre

As retail across the country is in decline and Boston has quite a large footprint, could there not be a way to make the retail centre smaller by moving some of the shops either with Grant’s or by other means into the town centre more. This would mean the town centre looks more vibrant and […]

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Witham Park

This is a great country park. But there us not enough there. It needs… Lighting – people will feel safe and more people will visit. LED lighting could make it really attractive. Better facilities – toilet and cafe. Visitors will want to come if they know they can go to the loo and get a […]

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More activities

More activities for younger generations like a trampoline park, ice skating rink or even mini golf course. Youngsters have to travel to other places to get some fun and that’s no good when they don’t have their own money. Nothing to do in the town and then parents have to spend hundreds taking them out […]

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Circus Centre

A purpose build circus centre or adaption of an existing venue to support the community with skill building, physical and mental health and employment opportunities. Classes have already been running in the town using bookable venues but this doesn’t offer security or the chance for the programme to grow to meet the current community demand. […]

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West Street

A suggestion to narrow West Street, Boston, and get rid of parking would kill the area. The very essence of West Street is the 30-minute parking which allows people to pop into the shops, businesses, borough council offices etc with ease. A suggestion to have seating instead is ridiculous. Enforcement of the current parking restrictions […]

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Show ground with exhibition hall

Boston Has nowhere to hold large exhibitions or country shows. As a market town you would expect that the town would have these facilities,but sadly it lacks anywhere to hold events of any size. Showground could hold various outdoor events throughout the summer period, and with a good sizes hall, it could hold concerts, and […]

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Yoga Centre

It would be good to have a nice Yoga Centre in Boston which could accommodate growing number of yoga teachers in the area.

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Bypass & Facilities

In comparison to other large towns, Boston seems to be lacking in quite a few areas. Boston’s roads are not designed to be able to facilitate the vast influx of traffic that attempts to flow through the town. A bypass would surely be a smart way to reduce the stress on the roads reducing the […]

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Increase footfall artistically

Inevitably when I hear people are reticent to go to a certain area it is due in part to a lack of footfall and feeling vulnerable because of this. It was notable that at the height of the Pokémon craze, areas that were once hotspots for ASB, were full of happy people engaged in a […]

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Cycling securely

Petty but high volume crime such as bike theft can be designed out – storage stations as one might see in larger towns and cities, and in Europe, can see a place to store cycles ergonomically and attractively all in one place in pods or stacking units – well lit and protected strategically by pre […]

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‘Broken Windows’ = community space

Most know that studies prove dereliction (one broken window) leads to further dereliction (nobody cares, break the rest). We should look at the large empty premises in the town as an opportunity, not an eyesore, and treat their repurposing as a priority. M&S for example, as a simple community space, could be used both day […]

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Shop frontage refurbishment

Lots of shops are not inviting because of the frontage so maybe invest in helping businesses update their frontage. Give them a helping hand financially with an agreement that they will then keep them fresh and clean and looking modern and tidy

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community group enterprising

by allowing community groups to set up and build a larger base of support this can range from having a department in which material to promote a club, Group or sport can be used for the consumption of wider communities either in English or another language. Also the allocation of digital signs around Boston and […]

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Skills and Heritage

Looking at all of the heritage sites and the rich history of the town – could a new building or something be incorporated within the existing college to look at developing heritage, conservation and planning courses and qualifications. Maybe a new cultural learning hub? Where young people are encouraged to come to the town, stay […]

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Outdoor water area

Small area for small children to use in the nice weather. Like fairy dell in Skegness. Free to use or just a small fee for entry (£1) per child and free for adults. Could have an hut that sells ice creams and teas and coffees.

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Arcade

An arcade area like the old regal centre. A few shops, cafe and maybe arcades like in Skegness.

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3G or 4G pitches

Some 3 or 4G pitches for sports for when the weather is at its worse. People at present have to travel to Lincoln or sleaford for this if the weather is bad at home as they can’t play on the grass. This would bring teams to the town and then whilst they are here they […]

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Community Hub

A hub where lots of organisations get together. Addaction, homeless charities, women’s aid etc. With a big kitchen for cooking lessons, computers for applying for jobs, benefits and housing, simple DIY station e.g. Fixing a blocked drain, rewiring a plug etc, sewing on buttons/ sewing up holes. Agencies and factories with high staff turn over […]

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Ice hockey hall

Hello i think this would be a really big opportunity to english and foreign people to start a new hobby. Im an ice hockey fan same as a lot of people i know in this city. In free time i go to Peterborough ice skating hall and its really busy up there so i think […]

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Railway connections

Boston is extremely deprived when it comes to railway connections. The trains dont go frequently and are slow as well. The buses dont operate frequently either. Open up more restaurants and outdoor activities.

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Bypass

Boston has a terribly designed transport network. The main roads in and out of Boston converge in the centre, with only two ways to cross the river Haven/Witham. This is exacerbated by 9 active level crossings within the town alone (+1 less used freight crossing over the A16 Spalding Road, but is normally down for […]

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Bypass

Boston has a terribly designed transport network. The main roads in and out of Boston converge in the centre, with only two ways to cross the river Haven/Witham. This is exacerbated by 9 active level crossings within the town alone (+1 less used freight crossing over the A16 Spalding Road, but is normally down for […]

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Speedway track

Invest in a speedway track to help the town get more integration. The councillors in Boston seem he’ll bent on grinding the town done. All they think about is filling their own pockets at any cost. If they get their heads out their backsides they would realise what following Boston barracuda’s had and have. This […]

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Help improve communities thorough Community Development Officers

Funding jobs in community development/ sport development jobs will enable help in communities in Boston, as there is not much to do for children and teenagers, this has resulted in antisocial behaviour and crime. However, there is not much done about these specific issues. Part of community development jobs is to help fix/improve these kind […]

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The Lanes

Improve and develop Wormgate, Emery Lane and Dolphin Lane so they become an attraction in their own right (same principle as The Shambles) Brand them as one, maybe even simply The Lanes. , Support to include maps and trails to encourage people into those area. In turn this would help the connectivity issue and see […]

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Fish Market

Why hasn’t Boston got a fish market? Just thinking about holidays we have had here and there and in most places where there are thriving markets there are crowds and prosperity. Now, Boston has a decent sized fishing fleet delivering superb fish and shellfish right to the dock. Surely the town should be leveraging this […]

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5G and invest in tech for our schools

Technology is rapidly changing the way our young people (and adults) will work. The Future of Jobs report from the World Economic Forum states 65% of Primary School Children will undertake a job that does not yet exist. Therefore, as Boston has a high proportion of low skilled agricultural/manufacturing jobs, we need to be working […]

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Digital Shopping App

I have also just seen that Boston has 466 shops!! So many people complain about there being no shops in Boston!!! We need the following: A Boston Digital App that has all our shops listed We need investment in promoting the shops We need shops to work together to create packages for people to buy […]

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What Retail do we need?

Lots of people moan Boston has no shops on social media but when others ask them what shops, they just say Primark. But Mark’s and Spencer’s closed because people didn’t use it. We should have a single consultation exercise to ask people: What shops they are missing How often would they shop in them each […]

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LED Lights Throughout the Town Centre

The street lights were switched off several years ago but these should be replaced with modern LED lights. They could be used creatively to make trails around the town, different colours for different trails… This would mean more light and would reduce crime and fear of crime. It would also make the town really pretty.

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Save our Market

We have had a market and fair since 1204. It is vital to the vibrancy and economy of the town centre. We must attract the younger people and the visitors to shop in town. We need quality- stalls, goods and offers for the passers’ by. New modern awnings, better stalls for the stall holders, money […]

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Modernise and renovate old buildings

Boston is an historic town, and many people seem to want it keeping looking old. However, with Boston college growing the most people coming in to Boston are young, therefore we should look at innovating the city. By this I don’t mean tear down old buildings, but give some of the buildings a more modern […]

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Improve public transport

The local bus service is overpriced and offers limited services, both with the times of the service and the amount of the town covered. The buses are also outdated – you can’t even pay with your card! So many people say that traffic is an issue, but this town has consistently failed to give people […]

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Modernisation town centre

Modernisation of town centre . Roads. shopping centre in town which can house bigger shops like primark which would bring people to Boston therefore tourism. Giving money old business in the town centre to fix roofs and restore the old theatre.

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Ecohomes Redevelopment

Boston should select a suitably qualified and experienced development partner to deliver an exemplar ecohomes Redevelopment scheme. We should use Town Deal funding to assemble one or more existing town centre buildings and convert them into redeveloped rather than new build eco homes to levels beyond the 2025 Future Homes Standard. We should seek to […]

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Bring back the Community

Over the years Boston seems to have lost it’s community feel, with pubs and local businesses struggling and going bust. Having a town centre thriving with cafés, pubs and nice restaurants will bring a warm feeling to the town. Instead of the ghost town feel it has every evening. I know we should all support […]

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Road Fixtures

Fix the rural roads around and in Boston, but not with the loose chippings. With tarmac. It will last longer and it will make people less reluctant to pay car road tax. The roads are getting dangerous, especially Church road in Freiston. Too many roads are in over poor conditions and it needs resolving.

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Multi Cultural Heritage Centre

A multi-cultural heritage centre,with positive exhibitions linking countries back to Boston,showing the positive impacts that have been made. There are well documented links to America, but what about the iconic “Van Smirren” building – with it’s dutch links? During the Second World War,Polish people made a substantial contribution to the Allied war effort,lots settled in […]

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3G Football Pitch

I would like to propose a 3G football pitch. Local football has suffered immensely this season due to matches being called of on council pitches due to the weather. Nearby City Lincoln has over 30 3G pitches, Boston has zero.

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Build a bypass

Current infrastructure in the town causes chaos with traffic often not just at rush hour. For residents of Boston this is not convenient and also for people passing through meaning a journey from one end of Boston to the other can take up to 2 hours from previous experience.

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Training for Retailers

I have seen lots of comments on the Town Deal Facebook page about more shops. But what shops? So many people use the internet to shop that they don’t come into town. When they do come in, some of the shops we have look dated, the customer service is really poor, you don’t feel special […]

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Digitalisation – Smart Houses

In Boston we struggle to get good signal coverage but digitalisation is key for so many reasons. 1. Assisted Living – enabling people to stay in their own homes for longer with technology – look what Alexa is doing to help dimentia. There are so many new solutions coming onto the market but they need […]

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More leisure use in the market place

The market place often just looks like a large surface car park, not attractive! Soften up the sightlines with the use of small trees instead of bollards (blossom trees?) and small clusters of trees where there is space (de-clutter unnecessary street furniture, posts, signs etc). Help shops have more historic shopfronts/signage – see how Dutch […]

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Help the Homeless

To help the vulnerable homeless community, we could install Homeless lockers in a safe and secure area of Boston in which these people can store their belongings rather than leaving them on the street. This would keep their items safe and secure, tidying the town from piles of duvets, blankets and other homeless individual’s belongings. […]

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Inward investment Plan

We need – new job opportunities and inward investment Green corridors -Repuposing the town centre by building on the heritage there already.Environmentally friendly travel Utilize the upper floors of shops. Encourage owners and landlords to invest in the properties. Residential above means council tax . A coordinated approach to marketing the town and its offers. […]

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New Market Stalls and reuse of area

Change the appearance of the market and provide new stalls which are better quality, and have a theme such as old historic market stalls (as this is an old historic town) if all the stalls looked the same and was made a feature, this would encourage more people to visit. Maybe use technology to show […]

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Welcome to Boston

The station so very lacking. Could you explore whether there is opportunity to incorporate a coffee shop and displays about Boston on the approach/ in station. The approach to the town centre from the bus and train station need to be much clearer and welcoming. Station street and west street do not give a great […]

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Leisure facilities

Both the pool and the park would benefit from coffee shops or cafes to encourage people to stay and use the facilities for longer. There is plenty in the town but I should certainly use the park more if we could perhaps buy lunch or sit somewhere warm for a cuppa and a cake

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Market place

I should like to see a smaller , permanent market of regular stalls accessible more days per week. I should think the area in the market place that is restricted to cars would make a great space. The rest should be a short stay, free 30min car park slowing people to return books to the […]

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Heritage and the visitor economy

The buildings of Boston’s centre are relatively unspoilt and are the outward sign of one thousand years of history, clustering around the market . King John gave the first charter in 1204. Links with the Hanseatic League are established and we need to build on our Australian, New Zealand and American Heritage. A comprehensive professional […]

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Rejuvenate market place buildings

The market place is the centre of Boston. It has so many characterful and historical buildings that are in a state of disrepair. If you look up above the shop fronts on the first floor it provides the impression of an area that used to great but has been forgotten. Suggest repair and rejuvenate the […]

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Event – A Celebration of Farming

We have a farmers day and we have farmers market which are well supported, but could they be included as part of a larger event , i.e. a horticultural / agricultural show to promote everything our farmers do best, along with an opportunity for allotment holders to showcase their work. Historically Boston has held successful […]

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Bringing people into town

Over the last 30 years, town centres have lost their populations. A combination of no-one living over the shop, & new housing developments going on the outskirts of town. Housing has become unaffordable & for sustainability of town centres, its in the wrong place. LA need to get a strategic role in either the ownership […]

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Tourism

Mapped out walking and cycling routes which are sign posted around the town, which highlight the heritage buildings and areas of interest in the town centre. This would encourage more people to walk/cycle to promote health and wellbeing, and would also encourage more visitors to the town centre. If we can aim the walking routes […]

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Create an attractive Riverside

One of our great features in town is the river which runs through it, we can use this to have a constant high water level, plants/trees to make it more attractive, run a wooden footpath along the edge of the river to encourage people to walk up and down the area, have cafes, restaurants, bars, […]

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Pilgrim parking

The parking system is very expensive and unfair and I agree should be completely back in the hands of NHS so that all the funds go to the NHS not some private money making affair. 1hr for £1.40 which then jumps to 4hrs for £4.40. Tickets can’t even be given to anyone else even though […]

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4g Sports Field

The town needs more facilities for sports to be played, all year round. We desperately need a 3/4g sports / football pitch. Lots of games get cancelled in winter and many sports teams lose players as a result. We also need a healthier town, where people can exercise, meet friends and have fun! This could […]

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Tidy the image of Boston

One of the main issues is Bostons image. Money needs to be invested in tidying the streets and maintaining and enhancing the floral and other displays in the town. Improving the buildings and repurposing them as stated in previous comments and finally trying to improve traffic flow from liquorpond street roundabout to woodville road junction […]

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Disability facilities

I would like to suggest, disability changing facilities within the town centre. A large heavy bed for an adult or older children to have changing facilities, as if they need changing we have to wait till they are home or on a floor. Our nearest in town centre is the princess sports arena on the […]

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School traffic

You only have to drive around Boston during school holidays to notice the difference in traffic. Is there an easy option I’m not sure, relocation – would only suit one side of the town. Could more incentives be given for walking, biking and more bus routes by making routes safer with cycle lanes etc.

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Train and river

Boston must be one of the few towns divided by a river and a train track. With only two routes, an accident causes congestion all day together with trains blocking major routes, the whole town comes to a standstill. I’m unsure why Spalding has been afforded a bypass. Boston has one of the major hospitals […]

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Revamp John Adams Way

We should look to change the visual appeal of John Adams Way. It is a key gateway to the town. From London Road roundabout to Liquerpond Street for example you could strip out the existing scrub trees and vegetation and combine re-use of the space (cycleways), with well designed planting, landscaping, and new street furniture. […]

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Black Sluice pool and south-forty foot

The former Black Sluice pumping station area to the south forty foot could be improved to form an self-contained aqua sports and recreation area. It could be for kayaking, rowing, sup and open water swimming. Improvements to the banks of the south-forty foot could be made including making accessible places for people to fish etc. […]

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A smart town

Use “Smart City” ideas and create the first “Smart Town”. Free Wi-fi, push to pioneer 5G, utilise “live update” bus stops And taxi ranks, GPS apps, smart run/walk/cycling routes linked to apps where you gain points to spend locally, contactless information boards for tourists, etc This would help change the local economy, would support local […]

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Permanent Market Hall or Stalls

A permanent market for daily use could revitalise the town centre either by enabling more market traders to come to town on different days or provide inexpensive opportunities for entrepreneurs to start and grow new retail businesses. Permanent covered stall, like those in the Shambles Market square in York could be provided, together with public toilets […]

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Centre for excellence in recycling

The Industrial estate and the tip area could become a centre of excellence in the County/Country for recycling, including plastic. This would link with existing facilities and there is potential for expansion. This would create jobs, give a focus for new skills and development of the college. It could link to universities and we should […]

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Revive the town centre

The town centre has lost most of its big stores ie M&S , Clark’s , Clinton’s and Pizza Hut and is now not a very inviting place to visit. This is such a shame as it surrounds a beautiful land mark . Money needs to be invested in the town to revive local business and […]

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More Green Spaces

More areas of greenery, with more trees dotted around the town. This would be good for the environment and for people’s well being as nature is know to help in making people happier.

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West Street action area

An Action Area should be created for West Street. Feasibility of making this one-way (towards market place) should be undertaken, this could include narrowing the road, removing parking, creating space outside units for seating and improving accessibility. A grant scheme should be created where people can apply for funding to invest into property to improve […]

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Indoor market

I saw this idea on a local Facebook page to repurpose the former M&S store into an indoor market, keeping in line with Boston’s market heritage. The town centre has suffered with shop closures over recent years and this may be a way to attract more people to the town centre, bringing much needed money […]

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Improved Transport Links

Better transport links for Boston and the surrounding villages, including both consideration of a bypass and better traffic management for vehicles, as well as improvements to bus services for the more remote villages.

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Shops

Filling all the empty shops in town with “high street” shops and tidying up all the rundown looking shops.

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Transport from the North…

Boston is a great place to visit with amazing architecture and some interesting lanes. The Stump is incredible and Central Park relaxing. However public transport from the North is very poor. Trying to plan a trip is very difficult compared to the regular half hour service from the South into town. If using a car, […]

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West Street

A re vamp of west street is desperately needed, it looks run down and really there is nothing down there worth visiting but the cinema. Cars need stopping from parking on double yellows at news agents end .. it’s very dangerous!

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Scala

How many people know we have a magnificent building hidden away behind the old Pound Stretcher? Look on line and see the photos. This should be a bid with some of heritage funders and work with an end user someone like the Cosy Club, to restore and create a restaurant that would make Boston a […]

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Boston – An Energy Town

We should use some of the money to start an energy revolution in the town. We have 2 major energy projects – Triton Knoll and Viking Link which connect at Bicker. We have a gasification plant, we could in combination with the council and other investors develop an energy town with large scale solar at […]

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Boston- a Leading Heritage Town

Boston – a Leading heritage Town Heritage is more than buildings; it is also about people and the role they have, and are playing, in creating the future. Boston has a remarkable and diverse heritage; there is probably no other to town in the country with as much, only some cities can claim more. It […]

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Bringing life into Boston

I have read suggestions pertaining to creating a café culture in Boston town centre. I love this idea but feel that our climate is not conducive to outdoor relaxing / eating / drinking for more than a few weeks of the year. During our family breaks at Centerparcs, we have enjoyed many social events in […]

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Direct Boston-London train service

Of the three main population centres in the Lincolnshire county council area, Lincoln and Grantham both have direct London train services. Surely a town of Boston’s size (and one that has dramatically grown over the past few years) could support this. It would surely have huge spin-offs for the whole of the town as well. […]

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Boston Gliderdrome redevelopment

Boston’s Gliderdrome used to attract some of the biggest names in pop in the 1960s and 70s – Elton John, Tom Jones, Jimmy Hendrix etc….is it really too far-fetched to think something like that could have again? With Boston United relocating and the whole site up for sale, couldn’t some kind of public-private partnership be […]

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More options for leisure

This town definitely needs to start looking at other towns and cities for ideas of popular leisure activities that will bring tourism to Boston. There needs to be something for all ages. Some examples are high ropes course, inflatable/trampoline park, tech zones for VR and games console fans, splash and play zones, allotments, green spaces […]

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A Pilgrim Trail for Boston

Lincoln has the Lincoln Imp trail and they have previously had a Knights and Baron Trail. The Imps are made up and then sponsored by local businesses and painted – they then form part of a trail over a period of weeks in the summer for families to find them around the city and at […]

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Celebrate Shell fishing

Shell fishing is important to Boston – something that’s gone on for centuries. The boats moored alongside the river are an iconic part of the river scene. Few people really understand what’s involved. We need to celebrate this industry. It is something special for both local people and visitors to discover and should be showcased, […]

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Town Tours

Have volunteers give regular tours on weekends – focusing on history, landmarks, nature, sport, engineering, etc. This will encourage residents and visitors to become more familiar with the town and feel more connected to it.

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Geneaolgy Project For Boston 400

Did you know that 10% of the population of Boston emigrated to America in the early 1600s? That means there could be hundreds of thousands of Americans who originate from Boston… Also, as a port, Boston’s own population will be very diverse from all those who came through the port and settled over hundreds of […]

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Tourist information office

To open a modern tourist information centre in town centre, using technology to encourage tourism and guide visitors to our town. Have a dedicated team to market and grow our tourist base, who can work alongside restaurants/retailers etc to make the most of our town centre opportunities

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A great market town

Boston is a great market town. There are many positive attributes and many could be improved and developed to make them even better. Many of the good folk involved are working hard to achieve these positive goals. However, I feel that one of the biggest issues that is holding back the town is the traffic […]

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River Witham

The river barrage being constructed should now have the second phase commenced which will provide a permanent higher River Witham water level adjacent to the town centre

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Neon streets

Not wanting to move away from the lovely heritage we host in Boston but a great idea to brighten up a street in South Philly was neon art. So in the day the building/street looks as is but at night is comes alive and creates a destination that people want to visit, making an area […]

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Revamp our bus stops

Revive and recreate a better experience for people getting on and off the bus. Could revamp include move more, activities to do whilst waiting to get on the bus. Inspiration for what people could cook for tea/ideas for crafting? Or Get local people involved to design the artwork, younger the better. Let them recreate the […]

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Electricity Supplies

Boston is delivering more and more events if we were able to enhance the electricity supplies and make more available in the Town Centre locations for events/markets/Christmas lights. There is currently limited supplies and this can be a block for additional stalls on the market or directs locations driven by the infrastructure. Additional supplies that […]

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Masterplan

Development of a masterplan for the town centre focussing on the vacant M&S building and incorporating the adjacent open space with a view to repurposing the town centre to make the town centre more attractive to a broader range of users. It would be useful to understand pedestrian flows, demographics and opportunities to improve the […]

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Community Hubs

Many of our local village halls are under used or lack facilities. They should be central to our communities, with investment in green technologies to make them more affordable to run. Investment in facilities to enable a multitude of uses and attract a wider age range of users.

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Levelling up the Witham

One of Boston’s USPs is the river Witham that runs through the town. If the river could be made freshwater from the Port to the Sluice Bridge this would create a unique opportunity to make a feature of the river, this would be attractive to tourists, more attractive for residents and residential riverside developments. Rather […]

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Transport Links -Boston to London

Midland Rail and the County Council work together to deliver a bus service for commuters that picks up in Boston at one of the more out of town car parks and takes to Spalding train station to promote the connectivity between Boston and London. Picks up 6:15 for 7am train and 7:15 for 8am train. […]

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Boston Bikes

Encourage more cycling through the town as a means of transport by using the same concept as Boris Bikes in Boston. Create strategic cycle banks across the town, such as train station, bus station, market place, Boston College, Haven High, outer town car parks, Pilgrim Hospital and some village locations such as Wyberton, Fishtoft and […]

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Town Centre Signage

There are insufficient signs in our town centre. We need signs to direct to nearest carpark, directions to tourist attractions, did you know etc. These should be digital and current. This could help with traffic flow and reduce congestion on John Adams Way. This will improve traffic flow and improve air quality leading g to […]

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Treasure trails and app games

A trials/treasure trial/games – getting out and about you using a smart phone. The app is free to use and you can set different games, quizzes, trials up for all to get involved in. As it is an app people can come and go as they please, their is several out there already on the […]

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Legal Graffiti Wall

Located in several parks around the Town, literally a wall, that people can create artwork on. Try to encourage ownership of the wall, by the surrounding young people to monitor it, let them have some responsibility and by them looking after it. Could be painted over twice a year?

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More seating area in Central park

Additional benches, in bright colours and colourful bins, even focused kids playground bins. Brighten the area up and encourage more people to use the space. Even if they were benches that were used from May – Sept so weather does not damage them as much – so include a storage facility in the Park to […]

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Easing congestion

Instead of piecemeal cycle way addition there should be a concerted effort right across the Borough to create a cycling hub. At present our town, for bikers, is only fit for experienced people and pavement cowboys.

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Environmental Action

Please ensure that the Boston Town Deal is able to be carbon neutral and environmentally friendly. Not only this, but trees and other green open spaces have been proven to improve mental health. Recycling bins should also be available.

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A more welcoming town

I’d like to see a more welcoming town. Teaching people how to live and embrace where they live. Perhaps something like town ambassadors who could give people looking to either move to Boston or work in Boston. There could be a Facebook page dedicated to it where people can look for the page and then […]

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Activities for teenagers

Something for teenagers to do in an evening. I have a 15 year old son. They hang about at Maccies coz it’s cold. Have a game of footy at Peter Paine every now and then. They need something that is cheap or free. I’m on a good wage but can’t afford for him to join […]

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Joint family activities

An ice rink, Jump trampoline park, Summer paddling streams in Central Park. Arcade area in the park maybe. Places for all to use, young and older. we currently travel out of town to do Thease things, that means our money is spent in other counties. Also costing us more in tavel expenses to do the […]

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Leisure

Central leisure complex, swim, gym, park Food court, easy transport links, complete recreational area

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One sided supermarkets

Instead of having all supermarkets on one side if town causing untold traffic congestion, why not build a supermarket on the other side if town too. Maybe somewhere near Boston bowl area. Never know it might just ease a little John Adams way congestion as we wouldn’t all be trying to get to one side […]

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Sport Community

Funding for local sports regardless of whether they’re a charity or small business, to focus on building the sport from grassroots to Olympic standard. Making it easily accessible to all abilities and ages teaching the importance of health and fitness. Sport not only teaches an activity, it teaches lifelong lessons that shape the future. By […]

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“Field of Dreams”

It’s often said that no one will want or use anything new or change what they do. I don’t subscribe to that. Using the film phrase, “if you build it they will come”. Let’s use our assets in a coordinated and forward looking way. Fully integrate transport , including the waterways, so motorised vehicles are […]

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Engage the young people!

We desperately, desperately need to engage the young people of this town. Inadequate funding has led to loss of youth services and a lack of safe, supervised spaces for young people to meet. In turn, this has led to groups of teenagers meeting up in unsuitable surroundings with nothing to do and no one to […]

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Pavement water fountains

Near the statue of Herbert Ingram, who brought piped water to Boston, we could install pavement water fountains. This, I feel on sunny days, would encourage families to use the centre of town enjoying this facility. Children love to splash in and out of water. Thus giving the town another purpose….enjoyment.

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Activities

The town is in desperate need of an activity hub/facility that accommodates young people of all ages. The lack of facilities compared to other larger towns and cities is very apparent with the number of young people seen hanging around in large groups and at times causing ASB.

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Food Court

Due to the diversity of the population of Boston a tourist and local destination attraction would be A Food Court for consumers to experience a range of cuisine in specialist cafes and restaurants for dining, shops for purchasing a range of foods, an exhibition hall to hold specialist food markets, exhibitions, learning areas about other […]

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Transport

A move towards greener public transport provision. More separate cycle routes, not just on the sides of already busy roads. Long term plan could be along the lines of Peterborough’s Green Wheel – to encourage people to get out on their bikes (health & well being) but with links to the centre for commuting (reducing […]

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Attracting businesses & visitors

The town has some fantastic businesses and an excellent college. It should be investigated why our young people have such low aspirations. We need to give them good reasons to stay if we are to prevent the town from dying. Provide co-working space with excellent broadband and networking opportunities for start-ups. If this is in […]

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improving the town centre

People will only come into town, particularly at night, if they feel safe. There should be obvious enforcement presence in the town, backed by more obvious CCTV. Whilst there has been more prosecutions for spitting and littering lately, this needs to increase and be publicised as a deterrent. Fly tipping in all areas of the […]

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better health facilities

An NHS walk-in centre in the town could alleviate the pressure on A&E. It could also be a centre for dentists, pharmacy, mental health care and could run alongside a community hub that would bring people together – multi-agency working! A multi-storey car park at the hospital would help solve the lack of parking. It […]

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Visitor and resident information

Boston needs to make much more of its many assets to increase the visitor economy and to make residents proud of where they live. Boston has more than 20 major things for both visitors and residents to enjoy but they could be better promoted and advertised. There needs to be easier and clearer ‘signposting’ to […]

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Traffic

I would suggest that something is done in regards to the mass amount of traffic that is in Boston on a day to day basis. It takes at least 30 minutes to get out of town around 4:45-6.

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3g/4g football/sports pitch

I would like to suggest a 3g / 4g artificial all weather pitch for the town. We have none available nearest being Sleaford and Lincoln have numerous. the grass pitches in the area are unable to cope with the weather this time of the year. There is a lot of junior foot ball teams within […]

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The Market Place

The market place is a fantastic space. Nestling under the mighty Stump (the biggest Parish Church in uk) but full of random cars that no one can tell where they are going…it would be fantastic if we can get rid of the cars, they can still come over the bridge and go past Boots, but […]

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Electric Buses

Can both Boston and the County councils work together to get electric buses in our town. I have seen the new fund promoted by government and rather than the money always going to the big cities, what about Boston? We have air quality issues in the town centre (2 Air Quality Action Orders are in […]

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One chance to make a first impression

Creating a sense of arrival with attractive (and well maintained) tree planting alongside main routes into town is a cost effective way to say this is a pleasant place to visit and live in. It creates some consistency, softens the impact of any ugly structures and in setting a high standard can encourage everyone to […]

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Market Place

Repurpose the Market Place to encourage people to visit Boston day & night. Demolish the Marks & Spencer building and create an area on that site to house the current Wednesday & Saturday markets. Also erect wooden type chalet huts for independent craft/food companies to sell their goods (such as York/Notts Christmas Markets) which would […]

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Artificial Pitch

I would like to suggest a 3g / 4g artificial all weather pitch for the town. We have none available and with the weather we seem to have these days, the grass pitches do not take all the catch up games required. There is a lot of junior foot ball teams within the community that […]

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Market Place

We need to make much more of the historic market place. Currently it’s relatively stark and a free for all car park other than on market days. People love to socialise and watch the world go by but the atmosphere needs to be right. If we could close off the Market Place to traffic, green […]

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Better CCTV in town and areas

I would strongly put it out there that we lack CCTV in our town, there are areas where there is no coverage and crime goes on. Improve the CCTV quality, in town centre in Boston there is no biking signs yet all biker go through there without a care. A little girl got knocked over […]

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Health and Leisure

I really like the idea suggested by the Council and health services to have new leisure and health facilities in the town centre. This would also create new purpose to visit the town centre and breathe life back into the retail sector. Once people are there in the centre for health and leisure reasons, they […]

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Make the town work together

I think that Boston is a town with many great individual companies and organisations. I think that neither the town, district or region are fully aware of the diversity and impact of these businesses. The opportunity for ‘brand Boston’ to build and develop upon individual specialist companies and reach a higher profile should not be […]

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Spruce up the historical areas

I work in Boston but don’t live in the borough, and I love the town. It has so much potential, and so much history that we should celebrate more. I suggest sprucing up the small lanes and alleys – Red Lion Street, streets parallel to Dolphin Lane and those that radiate out of Pump Square […]

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Park and Ride

Provide a park and ride into town from both the East and West. One could operate from PRSA and the other from Pilgrim Hospital. Use of electric buses would reduce pollution and support the climate change agenda. If not viable to run on a full time basis, a service during peak periods, such as market […]

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Buses

We need to ease congestion in the town. I believe the Intu Town bus service has been successful and this should be expanded to cover more areas of the town. Perhaps with the addition of real time info. at bus stops so people know when the next bus will be along rather than waiting in […]

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Indoor specialist ‘market’

The former M&S building could be refurbished to make space for small stalls or kiosks selling quality artisan food, arts and crafts, hand-made jewellery, specialist teas and coffees etc. It could also provide a tourist/general information point for residents and visitors.

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Business Start Ups

Many start-up businesses struggle to get off the ground because of start-up costs, high rent and rates. Providing some small low cost units in a prominent location to allow businesses to test the market and take their first steps might help some flourish and then with confidence in the market move on to some of […]

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TRAMPOLINE PARK

I would like to see more for children and young people to do in a safe environment and also with health benefits. The town needs a trampoline park/indoor inflatables to suit toddlers up to teenagers. This facility could also be used for exercise classes for adults. Also high ropes/tree top activities in a park setting […]

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Haven Bank / Witham Bank

The rivers (Haven & Witham) that run through the centre of Boston are in my mind a missed opportunity to help showcase Boston and bring in extra investment, business opportunities as well as being a new attraction to bring more people into town for a visit. I believe previously it was a consideration to remove […]

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Facilities for our young people

I am really pleased to see the investment and facilities that will be going into Central Park very soon, this will certainly improve facilities for our young people. However facilities such as all weather pitches or indoor large spaces that can be utilised, hired or used by groups of young people, especially by the great […]

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Fit for tomorrow

Boston has a great history, which is often not widely appreciated. The Town Deal gives an opportunity to create a new legacy to enable the town to thrive in the 21st century whilst not losing sight of its significant heritage. Delivering a town centre that provides a vibrant place for current and future residents and […]

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Sports

4G pitch for the schools, youth groups, football teams, teenagers to be able to use

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Congestion

Boston traffic congestion is horrendous. Takes too long to navigate from one side of town to the other, train crossing add to the problems. Huge investment is needed, add fly overs / bridges so traffic can flow at the same time as the trains.

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.. If not LaSacala what about M & S

As an alternative to restoring e LaScala theatre, utilise the former Marks & Spencer Building to provide a community hub/café area. The café culture in the town is not necessarily suitable for older residents or young families. The hub could include a café, soft play area to attract families & offer events for older residents […]

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Diversity?

It’s a bit disappointing to see a lack of representation on the Board from other ethic backgrounds, given the number of Eastern Europeans and other nationalities who run successful businesses in Boston. I hope their views will be actively sought as part of this initiative.

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Traffic…

Traffic cripples Boston. If you really want to make a positive impact on the Boston Borough, then solving the traffic problem around the town centre is the primary issue. I understand that this town deal is not just an exercise to improve Boston’s infrastructure, but it is a serious problem. Whenever I speak to anyone […]

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Heritage and Tourism

Boston’s heritage is amazing. The history in the town so rich. And so relevant to today. I would like the town deal to investigate how to connect heritage to all communities and businesses, bringing people together, increasing access, strengthening relationships and investing in the towns tourism offer. Which in turn will increase a sense of […]

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Multi use facilities

People don’t tend to go into town now just for shopping, they need more to lure them in. Having multi use areas/buildings in the town centre that incorporate offices, culture, restaurants, leisure, learning hubs, residential units, open spaces and health facilities will attract people in and they will then use the shops more. For example […]

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Visitor Economy

We have great history and great stories to tell. The celebration of Boston MA in 2030 will be special for Boston UK because that Boston only exists because 10% of people emigrated from Boston UK to America. Please can we make sure we have the revenue support to enable a strong investment in the promotion […]

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Hotel in Town Centre

The council did some consultation on regenerating the town centre and all of it is great but the hotel was suggested as being in a later phase. I think it needs to be in a sooner phase to allow the tourism sector to take advantage of the higher profile a new hotel would bring to […]

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Excite our Young People

Our fantastic young people have one of the lowest aspiration rates in the region. We need more focus on the business we have in Boston building better connections with schools and our college so our young people can see the jobs they can aspire to. This would include revenue support for set projects that allow […]

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La Scala

Restore the LaScala theatre, with a community hub/café area downstairs. The café culture in the town is not necessarily suitable for older residents or young families. The hub could include a café, soft play area to attract families & offer events for older residents such as afternoon teas & cinema screenings in the theatre. The […]

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Free parking

Free parking – it’s difficult to get into town because of terrible congestion and then you have to pay a lot to park.

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Revenue not just Capital

In order to deliver the key objectives of urban regeneration, connectivity and enterprise there will be a need for sustained efforts and support for initiatives which are delivered by people alongside capital interventions. Heritage, culture, cohesion and others will deliver outcomes in support of any physical interventions.

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