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Fydell House is now a cut above

Adrian Carrotte is a cut above your average lawn mower man now that he has a new state-of-the-art cutter for the Fydell House grass.

Delivery of the new top-of-the-range battery-powered mower by Boston Big Local came as a complete surprise to Adrian, who had been grappling with the old and unreliable mower which was nearing the end of its useful life.

Boston Big Local representatives with an ear to the ground heard of the need and decided it would be a good cause for cash from its Community Chest, which makes grants up to £1,500.

The £700 mower has a bigger cut grass capacity than the old mower and a quick-charge ion battery capable on one charge of cutting the entire Fydell House lawn.

It removes the hazards associated with keeping petrol on the premises and Adrian, Fydell House caretaker and "lawn cutter" was delighted to give it a try out.

Adrian said: "This couldn't have come at a better time. I was struggling with our old mower last week, trying to get it started and then keeping it running. The new mower just starts and goes and the grass box is much bigger. The old mower meant I had to empty it after every single run up the lawn."

·         Do you have an idea which will benefit people living in Boston, but need some cash to get it off the ground? Or perhaps an ongoing project which needs a helping hand, or a boost to expand it?

Boston Big Local received a cool £1 million from the National Lottery four years ago. It's YOUR money, to be spent by YOU, to the benefit of Boston residents over ten years - and there's £750,000 left.

An application to the community chest takes just five minutes to complete.

More information can be found at the BBL website - - together with online application forms, which can also be printed off. If you need to chat through an idea before making a formal application you can email to or write to Boston Big Local, c/o Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, Chantry House, Lincoln Lane, Boston PE21 8RU.

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A kiss for Richard Tory, Boston Big Local chairman, from delighted Fydell House head gardener Jan Dawson.

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From left: Adrian Carrotte, Richard Tory, Jan Dawson and Pete Smith from the Fydell House gardening team.