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UPDATE 23/09/2022 at 16:50 Please be aware that we continue to be impacted by the regional ICT network disruption which may affect some of our online services. All telephone calls to Boston Borough Council are being diverted to South Holland District Council switchboard where queries will be dealt with as normal

Levelling Up

Levelling Up bids which represent a huge £48m of investment to transform communities in south and east Lincolnshire have been formally submitted to the Government.

The regeneration of cultural and heritage attractions in East Lindsey, revitalising under-used areas of Boston and schemes to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in South Holland make up the bids across the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.

The partnership's sovereign councils - East Lindsey District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council - have each submitted bids as part of the second round of the Government's Levelling Up fund.

The fund is specifically designed to secure capital investment in infrastructure that has the potential to improve lives and give people pride in their communities. The fund being one component of the Government 'Levelling Up' ambition.

In Boston, a bid for up to £20million would support the ambitious plans seek to regenerate and reinvigorate a large brownfield opportunity in the centre of the town. Working with partners, the scheme known as PE21 will bring forward several strategic interventions which will collectively increase activity, footfall, and improve the image and vitality of the area.

At its heart is a significant investment in public realm, along with the redevelopment of adjacent sites for a variety of commercial, residential and other uses.

The proposals will address the vacant Crown House and B&M buildings, and the proposal is intended to be high-quality and high impact making a visible positive difference for the short and longer-term. The proposals will then compliment the wider regeneration ambition for the area.

Cllr Nigel Welton, deputy leader and portfolio Holder for Economic Growth at Boston Borough Council said: "This is another great example of the public and private sector working together to help bring investment into Boston. This forward-thinking council is focussed on doing all that it can to help improve the economy, create new job opportunities and install a sense of pride for residents in the town. This is an ambitious scheme which could bring real change for Boston for future generations."

An announcement on the Levelling Up bids is expected in the Autumn.