Big Local project asks what residents could do for Boston with £1m
A SERIES of events have been organised for local people to find out more about how to get involved in new projects for the town.
Central Boston was announced as a Big Local area by Local Trust and the Big Lottery Fund on December 10, 2012.
Big Local offers an opportunity for residents to use at least £1-million to make a lasting positive difference to Boston.
Residents will lead Big Local in the area, using the money to address needs that they identify and a series of public events have been planned to raise awareness and get more people involved.
Community development officer, Mandy Exley, said: "This is about residents. We want to hear from local people and it's something they can take ownership of from the start.
"It's about getting residents together who want to make a difference in their particular area, looking at issues in that area. Eventually we will be doing a community plan which will become the working document.
"At the moment we are trying to drum up interest and form the residents panel. We need to be reaching as wide an audience as we possibly can and we are looking for realistic ideas.
"The boundary is very loose at the moment, nothing has been set in stone because it depends on the people that come forward but we have got to be realistic."
The action will begin with Big Local Day which will take place as part of the town's market on March 6. There will be a chance to meet those who have been involved so far, learn more about the opportunities that Big Local represents and offer your views about the future of the town.
There will also be other stands manned by local residents located in the foyer at the ASDA Superstore and also outside the Community Room in Strait Bargate, offering information and opportunities for people to give their views and opinions about how to make improvements in Central Boston, and how to get more involved with the Big Local Project.
Follow up meetings have also been arranged and will take place on March 12 at Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road between 10am and 12 noon and Boston College between 7pm and 9pm and on March 14 at Blenkin Community Hall, Wormgate from 10am to 12 noon and the Pilgrim Lounge, Boston Football Club between 7pm to 9pm.