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Efforts to reduce littering and fly tipping continue throughout the borough with 1,234 fixed penalty notices issued in Boston and across the rest of the borough between April, 2017, and the end of this September.

Councillors were shown maps for locations of fixed penalty notices issued between April and September, 2018, which indicated a concentration in the town area but many others across the whole of the borough. They showed that fixed penalties for littering and fly tipping had been issued in Old Leake, Kirton, Kirton Holme, Wrangle, Fosdyke, Wyberton, Wyberton Fen, Bicker, Hubberts Bridge, Sutterton, Fishtoft, Algarkirk, Frampton, Holland Fen, Amber Hill, Freiston, Butterwick, Kirton End, Kirton Fen, Swineshead Bridge, Wigtoft, Brothertoft and Benington.

Fly tipping incidents for the quarter, compared with the same quarter last year, increased from 302 to 339, with substantial increases in household waste dumped. Items which could have been dumped from the boot of a car almost doubled.

The council will take action against those who litter. To report a littering offence that you have witnessed go to https://bit.ly/2QbtJZD

Print the form, fill it out and post it to the council.

If you are reporting a fly tip - you can fill out an online form at https://bit.ly/2QBrbn7  or send details by email to: flytip@boston.gov.uk Please include full location details and photos if available.

If you are reporting litter which requires cleaning up - please fill out the online form at https://bit.ly/2FYY3lO or email details to waste@boston.gov.uk

Investment income earned in the financial year up to September 30 totalled £83,000 - £44,000 from cash investments and £39,000 from property funds. A significant increase in property fund income - from holdings in property portfolios managed by property fund professionals (as approved by the council in April) -  will occur in the second half of the financial year following purchases at the end of August and September totalling £15.489 million.

The projected investment income to the end of this financial year is now £462,000 against  an initial budget of £117,000.

Cllr Martin Griggs said it was pleasing to see how the property investment valuation had increased in just two months. Referring to an earlier council decision to spend £20 million he said: "It shows it was a good idea to do that."

The council performance report for quarter two (July, August and September) presented to Boston Borough Council's Cabinet showed that a target of 155 housing completions was exceeded and the actual number was 236 with 43 empty properties back in occupation against a target of 30.

Swim sessions at the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex continue to rise with 87,325 enjoying a dip compared with the target of 85,000.

There was a 16 per cent increase in the commercial waste collection service offered by the council compared with the year ending 2017/18 and a ten per cent increase in commercial waste customers.

The council's events team came in for many compliments during the quarter, with thanks for their efforts in helping put together a range of entertainment and events such as Active Boston, the beach days, fairy door hunt, teddy bears' picnic, sausage and beer festival, Vikings' village and open-air cinema in Central Park and classic cars show and craft events in the Market Place.