AnyaJamesWebA campaign launched by nine-year-old environmentalist Anya James is helping to improve the area around Maud Foster drain.

Anya’s campaign was sparked by her concerns about local wildlife after she spotted a large amount of litter in the water and along the bank at Horncastle Road. After getting in touch with Boston Borough Council, she was invited to the council offices to help put together a plan of action.

Working with the council’s Communications and Marketing Officer, Emma Staff, Anya designed a poster aimed at encouraging people to think more carefully about how they dispose of litter. Funding from Boston Big local has supported the printing and installation of these signs along the whole of the Maud Foster drain.

Jen Moore, Environment and Sustainability Officer at Boston Borough council said: “We are pleased to have been able to help Anya. I am extremely impressed by her genuine concern for the environment.”

Support for this campaign has been provided as part of Boston Big Local’s theme of creating a more attractive environment. One of the priorities within that theme is to educate and inform residents about their responsibility toward the local environment, including cutting down on litter.