A bright new welcome awaits visitors to the town.
The busy pedestrian thoroughfare between Boston railway station and St. Botolph’s footbridge has been transformed through new artworks and landscaping improvements.
The project features work specially commissioned by Transported, the Boston and South Holland arts organisation. RHS Gold Medal winning garden designer Jeni Cairns was commissioned to design gardens and insect hotels for the area near B & M store. Completed with the help of volunteers, the landscaping improvements are complemented by colourful wall banners and vinyls. Zaneta Belasicova was commissioned to create the art works for shelters at the train and bus stations, as well as for a number of public open spaces. The themes were developed from a number of local workshops with local residents, children and Len Medlock Centre users.
Building on earlier activity, a colourful and vibrant community mural has been installed to brighten-up the area. Inspired by British artist Edwardo Paolozzi, the mural features the porticos of Boston rail station. Artists Carol Parker and Fiona Gurney worked with Memory Lane, a local club for people with dementia and their carers, to produce the mural which will help to raise local awareness of dementia. Project funding has been secured from Lincolnshire County Council, Boston Borough Council, Big Boston Local and Witham Central and Carlton Road Neighbourhood Action Group.