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Could you use a prime town centre location?

You could have access to a prime town centre space in Boston where footfall is at its maximum.

The community events area - the pedestrianised bollard-protected part of Boston Market Place - could prove to be the perfect location for your outdoors event.

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Boston Borough Council wants to encourage greater public use of the area and wants to hear from anyone wishing to stage an event. It could be a display, exhibition, an event connected with the arts, an event to engage the public and encourage participation or a commercial activity. Some all-weather protection could be made available.

The events space is there for all to use to assist in making the town more interesting, attractive and vibrant.

Last summer Transported, the Boston and South Holland arts organisation, and the council made good use of the area with a programme of fun events which included live music, circus acts, live theatre and arts activities in addition to the craft markets and other family events (see pictures). Transported is back again this year.

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Cllr Paul Skinner, the council's town centre portfolio holder, said: "We want to encourage even greater use of this fantastic public open space. It's bang in the centre of town in an area where almost everyone using the town centre passes through and has the amazing backdrop of the Ingram Memorial and the Stump. It's also a safe environment as it is traffic free."

If you have an event you want to stage there, or on the Fish Hill part of the Market Place just in front of the Assembly Rooms, contact Kristina on 01205 314587 or send her an email to kristina.west@boston.gov.uk

She would also like to hear from anyone with ideas and suggestions for how the space can be better used.

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