CCTV for Boston's play areas
Around £60,000 has been earmarked by Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) to provide CCTV cover for play areas and replace and refurbish play equipment.
Town ward councillors from Boston Borough Council have agreed to provide around £30,000 funding for CCTV, associated works and ongoing maintenance and monitoring for a four-year period at Garfits Lane, Woodville Road, Shelton's Field, Burgess Pit Playing Field and near the London Road toilets, where the building is now used as a community hub.
They also agreed to around £30,300 to refurbish and renew play equipment at Woodville Road, St John's Park, Shelton's Field and Burgess Pit Playing Field.
Modernisation of the play equipment in the Garfits Lane play area will also benefit from a £75,000 grant from WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited)
A bid has also been submitted to the Boston Big Local to renovate the existing basketball hoop on the Woodville Road site.
A request has been received from the Friends of Witham Way Country Park asking if the committee could increase its donation to cover the cost of the hire of a portable toilet to enable volunteers from North Sea Camp to do essential work.
The committee agreed to increase its annual grant to the Friends of Witham Way Country Park for this purpose from £600 to £750 to extend the hire period, which had been May to September, to April until the end of September or even early October, allowing volunteers to extend the period of their work.