Relief as anti-social behaviour reaches an end
A family at Frampton Place, Boston, are now happy in their home and have taken it off the market and decided against selling it thanks to teams at Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Staniland Ward councillor Cllr Brian Rush.
Richard Marsland and his wife had far too much stress and upset from daily incidents of anti-social behaviour outside their home. Their house, situated on the corner near Walden Gardens, is next to a piece of land which had overgrown trees, reaching as high as the telephone lines. These trees were used as camouflage for fly-tippers, drug taking, and litter being dumped and social gatherings.
Mr Marsland, after many years of stress, contacted his ward member, Cllr Brian Rush, who then spoke to the council and got the area cleaned up and the trees trimmed back. Three months later the problem still continued so, with agreement between Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire County Council, arrangements were made to cut down the trees and remove the trunks.
After everything had been removed and cleared Richard had a six-foot fence erected by a local firm, Adventures in Wood.
Mr Marsland said: "This was a problem we lived with for about 3 years it started with the odd item but ended up being everything from fridges to sideboards being dumped along with bags of household waste that could have easily gone with the weekly refuse collections. After we contacted both our councillors, Brian got straight in touch and worked on our behalf to explain to both Boston and Lincolnshire what the problem not just for us but also the neighbourhood was. Once the trees had been removed Egis and Eimantas worked with myself and Brian to create a secure fence that complimented the area and so far appears to have got rid of the problems we had. I would like to thank Brian and the team at Boston Council for their patience and help with this and Egis and all those at Adventures in Wood. We've decided to stay here and we are improving our property with a new kitchen."
Mr Marsland thanks Egis and Eimantas from Adventures in Wood for their hard work. Where the anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping happened on daily basis Mr Marsland is pictured with Egis, Eimantas and Cllr Brian Rush