Big Boston Clean-up 2014
Boston's annual clean-up started on Monday with the aim of clearing tons of litter and rubbish from our streets, public areas and waterways.
Public-spirited Boston-based businesses released some staff to join in the clean-up, working alongside an army of volunteering members of the public and staff from the borough council and its partner agencies. Around 600 people will take part in the clean-up over four days.
Lincolnshire Co-op helped encourage participation by children on their Easter holiday with offers of free flavoured water, Malteaser Easter bunnies, mini caramel eggs and snack-size raisins.
Other firms involved are Asda, Calder and Grandidge, Freshtime, Duncan Toplis, Mayflower, Fenside Community Centre, Beacon Church at Wyberton, Tulip, Produce World, Longhurst and Havelok Homes, McDonald's, Lincolnshire Fire Service, Aaron Services, Boston and District Angling Association, First Kirton Guides, Lincolnshire County Council, Black Sluice Internal Drainage Board, the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire Probation Service, Thistles Nursery, Willoughby Road Allotments Association, Salvation Army, Boston College, New Life Fellowship and Holy Trinity Church.
John Lawrenson, managing director of Calder and Grandidge, said: "Being part of a long-established company in the Boston area I think that it is very important to participate in local community activities. We have employees out all week helping in the clean-up. We all help to make a difference."
This year's Big Boston Clean-up finishes on Thursday.
Businesses had been warned that they should clean up their own grot spots, get involved in the clean-up or stand by to receive a litter control notice which could cost them a £100 fine. The Big Schools Clean-up also took place again this year. Hundreds of children from Park Academy, Staniland Academy and Boston West, Swineshead, Hawthorn Tree and St Mary's Roman Catholic primary schools cleared litter from in and around their school grounds.