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Boston Barrier Community Hub

The Boston Barrier Community Hub was officially opened last Wednesday (August 5) by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Colin Brotherton.

Residents can visit the hub to find out the latest information about the tidal barrier and meet with the project team to ask any questions.

The community hub, located on Marsh Lane in the Riverside Industrial Estate, will be open every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. It may open more at key periods as the tidal flood scheme progresses. It will also be a place to find out more about the other Environment Agency projects happening in the area.

Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier manager for the Environment Agency, said: "We want to give everyone living in Boston Borough a focal point to find out more about the Boston Barrier.

"This important tidal flood defence will reduce the risk of flooding to 20,000 properties over the next 100 years, so we want to discuss proposals with as many people as we can to ensure we develop the best scheme possible."

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Colin Brotherton said: "I am delighted to open the Boston Barrier Community Hub, it will be an important central point for the whole Boston community to find out more about this much needed tidal flood defence. I would encourage everyone in Boston to visit the hub to find out more about the project and ask any questions they have to the project team. The opening of this community hub is another significant step towards having the barrier completed by December 2019."

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Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier manager explains to the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Colin Brotherton, Leader of the Council, Cllr Peter Bedford and Chief Executive of Boston Borough Council, Phil Drury, how the barrier will work using the 3D model

Boston Barrier manager for the Environment Agency, Adam Robinson, talks through the plans for the barrier with the deputy mayor