Councillor Deborah Evans has been appointed as Boston Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, following a change to Cabinet responsibilities at the Council.

With responsibility for waste and recycling and neighbourhood services, Cllr Evans will have oversight of some of the Borough’s key challenges.

Speaking of her appointment to the position, Councillor Evans, said: “I am delighted to be asked to take over responsibility for the Environmental Services Portfolio and am humbled by the confidence the Leader of the Council has in my ability to take on this role.

“I have immediately set to work and over the coming weeks I will be undertaking a review of my services to inform a plan of action to address both fly-tipping and littering with a view to cleaning up our streets and countryside. I know this is important to our residents. Over recent months the Borough has seen a huge increase in fly-tipping in particular, which frankly is unacceptable and a blight on our communities.

“I will also be investigating how the Council can help the community to boost the area’s recycling rate; look at how we might improve our bulky waste collection service and explore what action we can take to improve the general appearance of the town centre.

“As we emerge from Covid-19 and our towns and villages become hives of activity again, we need to ensure they are presented the best they can be. Part of my plan is a major clean up in those locations that we know need immediate action.

“As I commence in the new role, I very much look forward to working closely with partner agencies to further the Council’s ambitions for the Borough.”