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EU Settlement Scheme
If you're worried you missed the 30 June deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme, it's not too late to get help. You may be able to make a late application and get support from Citizens Advice dedicated EUSS Support team #SettlementScheme #EU #eusettlement #EuCitizen #Bulgaria #Bulgarian
Boston Bike Night
Boston Bike Night returns on Thursday 7th July from 4pm to 10pm in Boston’s Central Park. This will be the 24th Boston Bike Night which following an enforced absence due to Covid, will be a continuation of the previous fantastic nights, with an expected 2,000 bikes and riders attending. Undoubtedly one of the biggest motorcycle events in the county, Boston Bike Night offers something for all bike enthusiasts. The event will see riders of motorcycles, scooters, trikes & sidecars from all over the country descend upon Boston’s Central Park filling it with a spectacular array of machinery, including all types of makes and models, from sports bikes, tourers, to the classic varieties. Featuring live entertainment, delicious catering, and of course thousands of bikes, this is a night not to forget. Find out more at Boston Bike Night
Boston Central Park
Need a new pretty picnic spot this summer? We love Boston Central Park, and with its ideal location close to the shops in town, its own takeaway café, plenty of seating and grass to relax on, it could be just what you're looking for. There is plenty to keep you entertained while you're there too, with a children's play area, skate park, bird aviary and close to Boston Stump, to make it an entire day's experience. Find more inspiration for picnic spots at Lincolnshire's parks and gardens http://bit.ly/3Iwl4Y7
The Robert Lauberts Award
Nominations are still open for The Robert Lauberts Award! Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the community through regular voluntary activity which helps to make central Boston more attractive place, through environmental projects? Why not nominate them? For more information and how to enter visit https://bit.ly/3mshDcj #nominate #projects #award
Butterfly Release Event – 17th July – 2 pm
Please see the attached poster for the Butterfly Release event which will take place on 17th July starting at 2pm and is a wonderful and special way to remember loved ones, by releasing a butterfly in their memory in the beautiful setting of the hospice grounds. Butterflies are £10 each and can be ordered by visiting https://www.butterflyhospice.org.uk/events-fundraising or by calling 01205 311222. Alternatively butterflies can be ordered for release at home for anyone who cannot attend the event.
Boston Primary Care Network
Follow Boston Primary Care Network. Boston PCN is made up of the six practices situated across Boston Lincolnshire. The PCN serves a population of approximately 78,000 patients with other health, social and voluntary sectors to support the wellbeing of the people of Boston.
One You Lincolnshire
The benefits of quitting smoking are endless. Get help and support to start your smoke free journey today! You can self-refer yourself, no GP appointment necessary! Follow @One You Lincolnshire for more information!
One You Lincolnshire are offering sessions during July to help understand your alcohol content, reduce your units and curb those cravings. Visit www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk for more information.
One You Lincolnshire are launching a brand NEW 5K Movement Challenge starting 1st July!. This challenge is designed to motivate and support you to increase your physical activity levels. The aim of the game is to see how many days you can cover a 5K distance during the 4 weeks. Sign up today and get ready to say hello to a happier and healthier YOU! https://forms.office.com/r/kCXdqhGmwn
5K Your Way - Move
Anyone who is living with or beyond cancer, families, friends and health care professionals, once a month there is an opportunity to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at the 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer group which is available at Witham Way Country Park, Tattershall Road, Boston, PE21 9LR on the last Saturday of every month with a 9.00 a.m. start. See attached poster for further details.
Suffering from hay fever? Get self-care advice on the NHS website and speak to your local pharmacist, they can give advice and suggest the best treatments. https://nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever
When you get your screening invitation don’t ignore it- book your appointment! Screening saves lives. If you have any queries please contact your local practice.
A care navigator might ask you some brief questions when you call your GP practice. This is confidential and will help them direct you to the right healthcare team. It's Important to trust in your navigator to make sure you get all the help and support you need.
The government has recently approved multi-million-pound projects for Boston, including the Mayflower, a new bespoke learning centre for adults. Led by Boston College UK, the ‘Mayflower’ will enable business and learners to connect, create, and innovate. Claire Foster, Principal and CEO of Boston College said: "We are thrilled and delighted to be given the green light for Mayflower, an iconic building that will be an inspirational beacon for skills, enterprise and innovation in Boston.” #TownsFund #BostonTownDeal
Boston PE21 Levelling Up Fund (LUF) Bid
The LUF is a competitive bid process, with submissions made via an online portal. We are therefore limited on the content of the bid documentation, as well as the number of projects which can be included. Submissions close at mid-day on 6th July 2022, with a decision due in the Autumn. A number of key stakeholders, including the Town Deal Board, NHS, YMCA and Acorn Taxis have offered letters of support for the bid, with more anticipated. Community engagement will be embedded throughout the detailed design work and scheme delivery that would follow if a bid is successful. However early support of the bid from the Community would be welcomed.
Using the LUF funding as a catalyst to unlock the remainder of the PE21 area, including adjacent sites creates the leverage to bring forward other potential interventions in future which could include:
• New health facilities with linkages to third sector organisations including those hosted by Boston Volunteer Centre Charity in the Len Medlock;
• Housing, community/public sector and commercial uses;
• Improvements to the bus-station;
• Improvements to the wider area including West Street.
This bid would relate to a focused area of ‘PE21’ and so the elements above are not included. These may however be looked at in future schemes as part of the wider regeneration of this area. Following feedback from earlier consultations on ‘PE21’ it is presently not proposed to relocate the bus station, or replace the Len Medlock Centre.
Week 4 of the Mayoral year for Cllr Anne Dorrian was rather quieter than the previous three weeks. This allowed her time to meet with officers individually, and to concentrate on some work for the Skirbeck Ward because residents still need her to advocate on their behalf. She had a very interesting meeting with the Chief Executive, Rob Barlow, and was interested to find out his team’s response to the concerns which she had fed through to him from several local women who’d met with me previously. She said “I was also delighted to meet with two young entrepreneurs, Saul Woods and his business partner Kieran Perham who’ve recently designed and built a ‘one stop shop’ for local, independent businesses. The name of this platform is “Attention Boston!” and it impressed me enormously. “Saul and Kieran showed me their new website and talked me through how the site will run and what the costs will be to local businesses. I was struck by their very original idea, and their enthusiasm was boundless! Of course, I am limited in what I can do for them but I recognised that many of their ideas have a direct synergy with what the council wants to achieve, so I’ve arranged for them to meet with the Deputy Chief Executive and the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development. I am hopeful that they will find a way to work in partnership together. “Going forward, I wish the two chaps every success for the future and I hope they accomplish great things for themselves, and for Boston.”
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