Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service
Boston Big Local Project (BBL)
A Project running until March 2021 Identifying areas within the Boston Big Local area that are in need of environmental improvements.
Visit our website for more information: http://bostonbiglocal.co.uk/
Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is working together with Boston Big Local and the Boston Borough Council on various Environmental Improvement Community Projects. The project involves not only doing practical projects but also consulting with residents to find out what they would like to see changed in their local area.
Helping our Community
By Identifying areas within the Boston Big Local area we will find ‘hot spots’ in need of environmental improvements and provide a positive change for the local community by litter picking, planting, maintenance or artwork.
To achieve this it can be done through community consultation with local resident groups and the BBL Resident’s Panel.
Areas already identified include the raised beds near Boston Grammar School, Haven Bank and the overgrown shrubbery at the corner of Liquorpond Street / Spalding Road. Other areas that may also need maintenance include the ‘B&M’ area and the raised beds at the back of the Police Station.
Our Aims :
We aim to make a positive change in the Boston local area.
- The Boston Big Local area will be cleaner, tidier and brighter.
- Residents from the Big Local area can get involved in their community and take pride in their surroundings.
- Residents from the Big Local area can get involved in volunteering to improve their quality of life and sense of well-being.
- There are more opportunities for volunteering within the Boston Big Local area.
- Residents take part in intergenerational work – young and old working together and taking pride in their community.
- Potential new collaborations and partnership working, bringing added value.
- Engagement from key stakeholders would support future sustainability of the activity.
BBL Litter Picking Project
BBL Planting Project, Central Park, Boston (Now Closed)
We will be litter picking with young people from the Prince’s Trust on Monday 19th October and Thursday 22nd October and will be working with people from Scott House on Wednesday 21st October.
We will be litter picking around the Five Lamps garden and surrounding area and also Blue Street/King Street.
We will be arranging further community litter picks and if you would like to be involved please get in touch.
Some raised beds have been created near the new skate park and we would love for you to come along and help plant them.
Anglian Water has kindly agreed to sponsor the project and we will be using mainly drought tolerant plants.
If you are interested then get involved !
Date: Tuesday 6th October,
Session Times: 10.00 am – 11.00 am and 1:30 pm – 2.30 pm.
Meet at Central Park , at the raised beds near the new Skateboard Park
Booking is essential for the planting project and places will be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please book on by emailing:
email@example.com stating which session you would like to attend.
We have 4 bookable spaces at each session so that we can maintain social distancing and ensure that this is a safe, enjoyable and successful event.
Planting Project post event Press Release –
Volunteers helped plant some new raised beds in Central Park adding a lovely splash of colour to the area. The raised beds were built by Boston Borough Council, the project was organised by Boston Big Local working with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service, and Anglian Water paid for the plants. The plants used are drought tolerant so we are hoping they will all thrive and bring colour and interest for years to come. All plants were purchased from local suppliers and special thanks to Johnsons Garden Centre for all their advice.
A total of 24 volunteers got involved, including people from Scott House. The project was arranged over several sessions so that we could keep the number of participants involved at any one time to a maximum of six. The planting scheme was designed by a volunteer. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service would like to thank everyone that helped with this project.
Volunteers from the Princes Trust and Scott House will be out litter picking week commencing 19th October as part of the Boston Big Local environmental project. If you would like to get involved in a volunteer project to help improve the Boston Big Local area, please get in touch with Jackie Lane, email: Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to the volunteer who took the photos.
If you are a resident, group or charity in the BBL area and would like to suggest an area that needs some tender loving care or if you would to get involved in a BBL environmental improvement project, please get in touch with Jackie Lane, email: email@example.com.