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Our vision is for a happy vibrant area where people feel a sense of belonging
NEWSLETTER
Boston Big Local
OUR SECOND PLAN HAS BEEN APPROVED!
We’re pleased to report that Boston Big Local’s second plan has been approved by Local Trust. The plan covers the period April 2017 to March 2019 (years 3 and 4 of our ten-year £1m project).
Boston is one of 150 areas across the UK to have received an award from the Big Lottery Fund. The project aims to make Boston an even better place to live by helping residents develop the skills and confidence they need to identify what matters to them, make decisions, and take action to change things for the better.
Boston Big Local Chair, Richard Tory, said: “In the first two years of the project we funded and supported a wide range of great activities that have helped to bring positive changes to the area. This was made possible through the strong links we have forged with local delivery partners.
“As well as supporting big public events such as the Beach event in Central Park, Boston in Bloom and helping with the launch of the Boston Marathon UK, we are proud to have helped smaller projects such as the Arts for Dementia support group, the Boston Community Transport scheme and swim sessions for young people.”
The second Boston Big Local plan will continue to deliver activities under
four themes: improving health and wellbeing; creating a more attractive environment; building community spirit; and encouraging enterprise.
May 2017
(photo courtesy of Boston Marathon UK)
SUCCESS FOR BOSTON MARATHON UK 2017
This year’s Boston Marathon UK took place on Easter Monday, 17 April, and was another runaway success. The event brought many visitors
to the town, raised money for local charities and benefited local businesses. It was organised by Boston Marathon Association and supported by local sponsors and volunteer marshals. Boston Big Local was the event’s main sponsor.
This year a separate 3 mile/5 kilometre fun run was also organised to cater for younger and casual runners from the area. This took place alongside the marathon but as a sub-event with separate sponsorship.
In all, 406 people completed the full marathon on the day, along with 312 who completed the half marathon. 41 people took part in the fun run. 5% of the runners came from Boston, and 20% of runners were from Lincolnshire. There were also participants from across the UK and from as far away as the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Hungary, Belarus, Jordan, and India.
Congratulations to everyone who took part as a runner, an organiser, or as a volunteer marshal. Boston Big Local was proud to have been able to support Boston Marathon UK in 2017 and we look forward
to seeing the event continue to grow in future years.
Listening to local people
We consulted with local residents, groups and organisations to develop our plan for the next two years. Our continuing aim is to fund activities that meet local needs - so please keep talking to us! You can read a copy of the full plan at www.bostonbiglocal/plan-2


































































































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