Saturday, September 24, 2022

Boston’s City Status application approved by full council

Over the past few months, local residents, businesses and partners have shown their support and helped Boston Borough Council promote its application for City Status.

The council have also acquired international support from organisations in America which will bolster the submission. Boston is the only town in Lincolnshire to be entering the competition for City Status for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022.

Meeting to discuss applying for City Status, councillors this week voted to press ahead with the bid.

To instil civic pride in Boston, highlight and promote its heritage and its worldwide connections, and increase investment opportunities for economic growth it was agreed that Boston Borough Council will submit an application for the town to receive City Status as part of the competition to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

It was also agreed that delegated authority be given to the Deputy Chief Executive – Growth, in consultation with Portfolio Holder Cllr Richard Austin, to approve and submit the application for City Status by the deadline of 8th December 2021.

Councillor Richard Austin, Portfolio Holder for Heritage, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to promote Boston nationally and internationally recognising its history and heritage and ambition to continue to develop as a centre of economic growth. This application is very competitive but I look forward to changing the road signs to City of Boston.”

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