Help honour those who go the extra mile for Boston
There are many community-minded citizens who go the extra mile to help improve Boston, and the search is on again to find one to honour with the annual Robert Lauberts Award.
Rob, a hard-working supporter of Boston in Bloom, died in 2015 after a short battle with cancer.
He worked tirelessly alongside his wife, Rachel, on improvements to Boston, especially the revamp of Custom House Quay and the garden at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex. He was also the enthusiastic chairman of Main Ridge East Placecheck Group, secretary of Boston Greenscapers, chairman of Boston Big Local Boosting Local Economy Group and chairman of Boston Community Forum. He was driven in his volunteering efforts by a passion to make Boston a better place to live.
Winners of the engraved cup presented by Rob's widow, Rachel, in his memory, have been Rodney Bowles and last year (2017) Peter DesForges for his hard work and dedication to Witham Way Country Park
Nominations are now invited and nomination forms are available to be filled in and entered at http://bit.ly/2GQ00xE
They are also available from reception at Boston Borough Council's offices at Municipal Buildings in West Street. All nominations need to be with Maddy Eyre, The Robert Lauberts Award, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR, by Thursday, May 31, 2018.
To be eligible for this award the nominee must be an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the community through regular voluntary activity which helps to make central Boston a more attractive place, through environmental projects.
The judging panel will be looking for a nominee who has been a volunteer and made a significant contribution in the Boston town area - the part of the borough not covered by its own parish council.
The Robert Lauberts Award will be presented at the Boston in Bloom Judging Day Event at Boston West Academy, Sussex Avenue, Boston, in July 2018. Exact date to be confirmed.