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Compliments for council staff

Two of Boston Borough Council's street cleaning team have been praised for their efforts to keep the area near the Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial clean and tidy.

David Pont and Jerry Hines were singled out for praise by Cllr Nicholas Fitton of Fishtoft Parish Council, for their "exemplary service to the community... professionalism, hard work and cheerful demeanour" after they cleaned up the Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial. "Thanks to them, the Boston landmark up at the Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial; is now much cleaner than it used to be," said Cllr Fitton.

He also said: "I'd like to compliment two other council employees I met up at the memorial site, two BTAC workers, by name of Andy and Steve, were doing an excellent job putting up notices designed to encourage dog walkers to behave in a public-spirited way by cleaning up any mess dropped.

"Thoughtful and hard-working men they were and they made an excellent job of affixing the signs. Keep up the good work at this important landmark."

Boston borough's refuse team has also received compliments from residents.

One contacted the council to say thanks for speedy service in relation to a missed bin. He added that too many people were quick to moan, but his road was missed and he received blue bags within 24 hours and was "very impressed".

Another said: "The bin men are fab, a real happy bunch".

One, who needs an assisted bin collection, provided to those who, for reasons of age or infirmity cannot present their own bin at the kerbside, said: "Your assisted bin collection is just superb and all your staff are so polite. Cannot manage without you all."

Others to receive compliments from the public included the customer services team (Municipal Buildings reception) for always being helpful, communications for flood alert updates on social media, Guildhall staff, with a Trip Advisor recommendation following a wedding - "what a fantastic place to get married, everyone loved it. Everyone who was involved with arranging it were helpful and pleasant. If you're looking for a wedding venue it's fantastic" and "Really lovely museum and free entrance to boot! A hidden gem that is well worth a visit".

A Grantham visitor praised Boston Market and shopping in the town and the events team was praised for the Celebration of Farming event.

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Jerry, left, and David, tidying up at the Pilgrim Fathers' Memorial site, They said the rubbish they have collected has ranged from from fast food containers to fly-tipped car parts and kitchen units.