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Who we are and what we do


Boston is in south-east Lincolnshire bordered by the east coast and The Wash and by East Lindsey, South Holland and North Kesteven districts. It is an area of significant farming and food production and is one of the smallest districts in England.

Our population in the latest census release was 64,600. This represents an increase of 15.9% since the 2001 census. This is significantly greater than the national increase of 7.8% and also higher than the Lincolnshire growth rate of 10.5%.

In line with the County, we have a significant population of older people and the majority of our population are from white ethnic backgrounds. We have the highest percentage of migrant workers in Lincolnshire, which contributes to our higher levels of employment when comparing regionally and nationally, however despite this there are considerable lower earnings and skill levels. Lincolnshire has a significant flood risk with Boston being the area at greatest risk.

The latest demographic and socioeconomic information about the Borough is available and kept up-to-date in our online area profile, created and maintained by the Lincolnshire Research Observatory (LRO).

Boston Borough Council

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Council services and contact details

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Relationships with other authorities

Lincolnshire has a two-tier system for local government. Lincolnshire County Council is responsible for services such as education, highways and waste disposal. Boston Borough Council is the district council responsible for local services such as housing, planning and waste collection. Some services are provided in partnership across the County e.g. Procurement Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are responsible for enforcing civil and criminal law in the county, providing crime prevention advice and other related services e.g. hate crime reporting.