In 2020 Boston Big Local appointed an Environment Volunteer Coordinator to develop a resident led volunteer programme of activities to help brighten up the BBL area and improve local open spaces.

A survey of 13 questions was prepared and distributed to residents of Boston via Facebook asking for views on litter and whether they would like to get involved in volunteer improvement projects.

86 people completed the survey in March 2021 and an analysis of the responses received is given in this report.

The information gathered as a result of this survey will help develop a programme of activities to improve the Boston Big Local and surrounding area read the answers by scrolling through the pdf survey below:


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Next Steps

The LCVS Environment Volunteer Coordinator funded by BBL is building a close link with Boston Borough Council to ensure volunteers will be supported and litter will be collected by the Council. New volunteers will register as Litter Champions.

The Environment Volunteer Coordinator will join forces with other groups currently litter picking in Boston including the Wyberton Wombles who have a number of Boston volunteers.

We will support by giving out litter picking equipment and red sacks, using the Community
Shed as a base. Small supported litter picks will also be organized with local groups, i.e. The Prince’s Trust, Scott House, Social Prescribing clients, and Boston College.

The Environment Volunteer Coordinator will continue to develop links with local businesses. At this stage, the Co-op has agreed to sponsor litter picking equipment and Anglian Water wishes to continue to work with us on projects.

A total of 36 people have left their contact details and would like to be involved in future projects and previous participants in BBL projects have also expressed their wish to be involved.

With feedback from volunteers, LCVS will develop other environmental projects (planting projects, weed removal and chewing gum removal for example were highlighted as being of interest) working closely with other Boston organisations including Boston in Bloom.