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Prince supports council actions on littering

Boston Borough Council's approaches for dealing with littering and fly tipping have received royal approval.

Prince Charles praised the council's efforts to educate and enforce in order to keep the town and borough tidy.

Prince Charles has concerns about rubbish in the countryside and has been an outspoken critic of "litter louts". He spoke to Jenny Moore, the council's partnerships and sustainability officer, and asked how the council was tackling the problem.

Jen said: "I told him about our initial softly-softly approach of trying to raise awareness and educate people about environmental crime but that alone does not tackle the problem and that we now also have an very active programme of enforcement.  He was in agreement with this."

Prince Charles was visiting Age UK Boston and South Holland, of which he is a patron,  where he also met some pupils from Carlton Road Academy, and Freshtime in Boston on Monday (March 19) as part of a tour of Lincolnshire.

Amanda Wilson, event organiser for Age UK Boston and South Holland, said Prince Charles met clients, staff, volunteers and supporters and all had remarked on how he had time to speak to them all.

Carlton Road School pupils had been invited because of their involvement in the Age UK horticultural show. He also met Ian Farmer, Boston Borough Council's partnerships and sustainability manager, who has been involved in Age UK's allotments and gardening projects.

Amanda said: "he was very interested in the lovely Georgian house where we are based and was interested to hear it was the first bank in Lincolnshire. He was very knowledgeable and very interested in all we do."


You could enjoy the "royal tour" when Age UK Boston and South Holland holds an open day from 10am to 2pm this Friday (March 23). No booking needed, just turn up at William Garfit House, 116 High Street, Boston. Refreshments will be available.

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Jen Moore, left, and Ian Farmer, second from right, meet Prince Charles. Also pictured, from left, John Secker, Nicky Miles from Calders and Grandidge and Michele Seddon, CEO of Age UK Lincoln and Kesteven

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Prince Charles shares a joke with Michele Seddon, who greeted him and made introductions on the day

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Prince Charles chats with Paul Collingwood and staff and pupils from Carlton Road Academy