The town centre public conveniences received some discussion at a public meeting this week.

For some time now, the public conveniences were locked overnight and members of the public have raised concerns over this. To address this matter, the Leader, in consultation with the Chairman of BTAC, (Boston Town Area Committee), has asked that that the council’s public conveniences in the town centre remain open continuously for a trial period.

The trial will start on Monday, September 2 and will apply to all three public conveniences in the town Lincoln Lane, Wide Bargate and Central Park.

The charge will remain at 20p.

The Leader, Cllr Aaron Spencer, said: “This week I attended a meeting where the public raised a number of matters. As a result, I have taken on board all the comments and despite the reducing funds, we are targeting the areas we can most impact – for example, a new enforcement contract issuing fixed penalty notices for littering etc has commenced with several penalty notices being issued already.

“Today, together with the Chairman of BTAC, Cllr Paul Goodale, I have initiated a three-month trial opening the public conveniences in the town centre 24 hours a day in response to the concerns raised at the meeting. We will also continue to work with our partners, in particular the Police, who have responsibility for the majority of the issues raised and we will support them to address those issues too. In addition, I will continue to lobby our MP, who also attended the meeting, for additional funding and powers.”