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It has never been easier to keep up to date with news and views from Boston and the wider borough.

Boston Borough Council makes information available through traditional sources, such as the local newspapers, radio and regional TV, and is now making more use of social media, available at all times, anywhere, on your phones, tablets and computers.

Facebook and Twitter have enabled the council to engage with residents in new and innovative ways and provide greater exposure for local charities to promote community activities and events. Real time notifications relay important information about issues of public interest, such as roadworks and bin collections.

Social media allows the council to be more transparent so it can showcase the work different departments carry out. The Big Boston Clean-Up 2017 proved to be another great success in its tenth year and the council was delighted to share photos and stories each day. Such events rely on the generosity of volunteers and sharing photos of their hard work is a great way to say thank you and encourage everyone else to engage in the good work.

To ensure Boston Borough Council continues to reach the widest audience available, we are now sharing events, videos and photos of interest on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as Instagram and Google+ and YouTube accounts. This increases our accessibility to users of different platform so we can inform and encourage stronger relationships.

And don't forget the council's website - www.boston.gov.uk - and the weekly Boston Bulletin newsletter, available to all and free of charge. To receive this via email every Wednesday morning just send a request to Emma at emma.staff@boston.gov.uk

Andrew Malkin, the council's communications manager, said: "The council now uses all available communication methods - traditional and new - so that all can have access to information at any time. Social media, in particular, allows for two-way communication, and we are always pleased to receive contributions. Many have embraced the opportunities social media affords them. It has been refreshing to see images and comments posted recently, for example, about the May Fair, which is held in obvious affection. Positive comments and contributions such as these help enhance the town's reputation."

 

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Volunteers ready to go on day two of the Big Boston Clean-Up 2017

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Boston in Bloom volunteers hard at work planting ferns alongside the Stump

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Busy stalls at a recent Family Friday Fun Day event in Market Place

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The much beloved May Fair, seen from Wide Bargate last week.