It has been announced that the eight new UK cities named as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are as follows:

  • Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • Colchester, England
  • Doncaster, England
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Milton Keynes, England
  • Stanley, Falkland Islands

We are hugely disappointed that Boston was not successful in the application but we congratulate those new UK cities and wish them every success in maximising those opportunities that City Status brings to communities.

Michelle Sacks, Deputy Chief Executive (Growth) said: “There is some disappointment that we were not chosen as one of the new cities, but it has been a wonderful experience to prepare the submission and showcase the very best Boston has to offer. It has been a huge privileged to see the support so many people from so many walks of life have given to the amazing ambition we all collectively share for Boston.

“It has certainly raised our profile and we continue to work hard with our partners and community to celebrate why Boston is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest in and our focus moves forward to the next opportunity, which will be submitting the Levelling up submission very soon and we will be seeking views on the proposals prior to the deadline.”

Please find here the letter we have received from the Minister of State and a copy of the City Status application which we submitted.