Boston Big Local (BBL) Project

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) 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., identifying areas within the Boston Big Local area that are in need of environmental improvements.

 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:

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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.

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.

With our planting project, BBL 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.