A Boston businessman had made a plea for others to help the town improve its image after he turned out with a brush and dustpan to clean up wreckage left by vandals.
Chris Taylor was leaving his office at Taylor Made Services in Pump Square early on Monday when he saw that a tiered plant display in Petticoat Lane, near Oldrids, had been overturned.
He said: “All the soil and plants had come out over the floor and people were walking past it and I thought some might walk through it and tramp it down. So I went back to my office and got a brush and dustpan, righted the plant holder and cleaned the mess up and refilled it. I think it had only been planted up the week before, but unfortunately the plants had been out of the soil and I think they had died.”
Chris posted what he had found on Facebook with the comment “Pure vandalism and no respect”.
He said: “Boston needs all the help it can get. As a Bostonian through and through it was upsetting to see. The town gets run down all the time and needs all the help it can get. I want the town to be appealing to people.”
Cllr Chelcei Sharman, Boston Borough Council’s town centre portfolio holder, said: “It’s sad that someone has damaged a beautiful planter, placed solely to improve our town’s image. I would like to personally thank Chris for taking time out of his day to rectify the problem using his own initiative, a selfless and kind act. This proves that we can all do something to help improve and maintain our town’s image when the opportunity arises.
“Please, if anyone knows anything about the vandalism could you contact Boston Borough Council on 01205 314 200. Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Businessman Chris Taylor cleans up after town centre vandals.
Chris Taylor said: “After having a conversation with one off my clients, Neamlea Nurseries, of Spalding, regarding the vandalism, they gladly donated some flowers to me so last night I took the liberty off planting the planter up in Petticoat Lane, I really hope the Boston people enjoy. Also in the pictures is one off my drivers, Juris.”