Boston Borough Council has agreed to let Lincolnshire County Council take the reins on a new pavement licensing function. This is one of the measures from central government hoping to kick start the economy during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. This offers the ability to businesses to get licences to have seating for customers outside of their property and on a public highway. A public highway includes roads, pavements and verges.

A licence is required to make sure that enough space is available for the safe and free movement of all people using the highway. It also considers any possible noise disturbance for nearby residents and business owners.

Cllr Yvonne Stevens, portfolio holder for environmental services, said: “It is vital we support our business community to help rebuild throughout and following this Covid-19 pandemic and Lincolnshire County Council already have great knowledge in this kind of licencing.

“We have every faith in them doing this in the correct manner and trust that they are geared up to deal with this level of detail.”

Anyone wishing to apply for a Pavement Cafe Licence can visit for more information.