Don’t sling it – re-use it

You said, we listened… a supply of reusable plastic cups has arrived for the Boston Music and Beer Festival and other Boston Borough Council-organised events.

The suggestion to stop using throwaway cups was made by a resident and local firm Publicity Pens Group Ltd, of Boston, has produced the branded reusable cups for the council. Pictured with Kristina Willoughby from Boston Borough Council, is resident Simon Hunt and Director of Publicity Pens Group Ltd, suppliers of promotional items for 50 years in Boston.

Even when they are recycled, single-use cups have a significantly higher environmental impact due to the cumulative impact of manufacturing them and resulting litter from those which don’t get as far as being offered for recycling – Feedback from audiences is that they generally prefer the experience of drinking from more solid reusable cups compared to disposables.

Customers will pay a £1 deposit for each cup, which will be refunded to you on return of the cup or you can hold on to it.

The Boston Music and Beer Festival is in Central Park on Sunday, August 25, of the bank holiday weekend, starting at 1pm.

There will be nine hours of live music by some of the area’s most popular bands, a menu of 20 different local brews to choose from, a choice of ciders from Lincolnshire Brewing Co, soft drinks and a gin bar. There will be a range of food vendors offering American-style food, sweets, Indian street food and more.

A standard adult ticket pre-purchased is only £7, £10 on the gate. Under-18s will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Ticket booking and full details can be found at They can also be purchased from the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex.

Boston Borough Council is joining forces with teams from Christmas in Boston and Boston More In Common to make the event a festival not to be missed.

Headline act will be the ever-popular Revolver, who will be serving up their usual high-energy stage performance of the biggest indie anthems.

Expect the big indie numbers by Oasis, The Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics, The Killers, Feeder, U2, up to date pop like Walk the Moon or classics by The Jam, The Police, Erasure and even quirky stuff such as Wheatus and Scouting for Girls (Revolver was support act to Scouting for Girls in 2016).

There will also be music from Audio Tap, Little Mixx, Alice Kat, Molly’s Chamber, Hydrobats and BHDC. Plus a silent disco by DJZ, Adult swing boats, Striker game and a free kids’ corner with colouring table, soft play and outdoor games.

Some single-use plastic cups that the council still has in stock may still be used depending on numbers attending the event, but will be phased out over time.

Boston Borough Council’s portfolio holder for refuse and recycling, Cllr Yvonne Stephens said: “This is a fantastic approach to encourage people to reuse plastic, giving those attending this exciting event the chance to also take their recyclable cup home after.

“As part of the council’s waste reduction and management strategy to cut down on plastic waste, I’m personally delighted to see the encouragement to reuse plastic at public events, and look forward to seeing attendees of the 2019 Beer and Music festival use them.”