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Boston May Fair

Boston Borough Council and the Showman's Guild are pleased to announce that for the first time on Sunday 5th May 11am-1pm the May Fair on Bargate Green Car park and Wide Bargate will be opening without sound. This will enable families with children with additional needs to enjoy the delights of the May Fair without the sensory overload that can sometimes prevent some of them enjoying the experience.

Grass Cutting

Information about grass cutting undertaken by the council

Why has the grass not been cut?

Firstly we must identify if the area in question is to be maintained by the Council, because it could be in the ownership of others, and therefore not our responsibility. Secondly, if it is an area that the Council should be maintaining, then we need to check why it is not being cut, and then act as necessary. When we are made aware of any missed grass we will endeavour our very best to get the grass cut as soon as possible

Why have you stopped grass cutting?

Grass cutting can be suspended during persistent wet weather conditions when there is a likelihood of causing damage, creating an eyesore or concerns over operator safety.

Why are the grass cuttings not taken away?

It is currently not Boston Borough Council standard practice to 'box off' grass cuttings, and therefore the grass cuttings are not collected but left to go back into the ground. If we were to remove grass cuttings we would more than double the costs of this service, and the ground would deteriorate as cuttings and leaves put nutrients back into the ground. We do sweep or blow off any cuttings that get transferred to footpaths at the time of cutting.