Will you help point the way?
Boston is lucky in that it has a wealth of history, heritage, culture and stories to tell alongside more modern attractions just as important to visitors and locals alike. Its residents also have a depth of knowledge about the town and a new project hopes to tap into that.
Boston's residents are being asked to play an important part in helping signpost the way for others. The Heritage Lottery Fund has made £49,300 available for new town centre signage and Boston Borough Council wants your help in drawing up information for the new signs.
The council will work with Heritage Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce to deliver a signage project to help direct residents and visitors around the town, ensuring they don't miss out on any points of interest.
Your help is crucial to help shape the project and decide what the top places are to visit and which stories help describe the town's interesting history.
You can play your part by filling in the postcard below and returning it to a special postbox on the reception desk at Municipal Buildings in West Street or leaving it at the Guildhall no later than Friday, July 10. You can also post for the attention of Sam Phillips, The Guildhall, South Street, Boston, PE21 6HT.
You can also do the Explore and Discover Boston survey online survey at http://bit.ly/1dyDlWv It only takes a few moments to complete. Anyone wishing to complete the same Explore and Discover Boston survey in person can visit the Guildhall, The Stump, Fydell House, Boston Library or Boston Borough Council's Municipal Buildings to complete the special postcard.
The council's Museum, Arts and Heritage Manager, Luke Skerritt, is keen to encourage as many people as possible to complete the survey. He said: "We want people to pretend to be a Boston tour guide and tell us the top places they would take their visitors to and which stories they would tell about our town. The simple survey only takes a couple of moments but the information we gather is of great importance to our project.
"Better information, mapping and signposting will help people move around the town easier which will bring a boost to our local attractions and shops. We also believe that the signage will help improve the look of the town and provide a more joined-up approach for the visitor experience."
The team behind the consultation will also be in Boston Market Place on Saturday, June 20, to meet with residents and gain feedback about the project.