Press release

Boston Barrier community hub opens to the public next week

The Boston Barrier will take another important step forward with the opening of the Boston Barrier Community Hub on 5 August.

Residents can visit the hub to find out the latest information about the tidal barrier and meet with the project team to ask any questions.

The Boston Barrier community hub will be opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Deputy Mayor of Boston, Councillor Colin Brotherton, followed by guided tours for visitors.

Adam Robinson, Boston Barrier Manager for the Environment Agency, said:

We want to give everyone living in Boston borough a focal point to find out more about the Boston Barrier.

This important tidal flood defence will reduce the risk of flooding to 20,000 properties over the next 100 years, so we want to discuss proposals with as many people as we can while we develop the scheme.

The community hub, located on Marsh Lane in the Riverside Industrial Estate, will open on 5 August between 10am and 4pm.

To begin with, the Environment Agency plans to open the community hub every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm – although it may open more at key periods as the scheme progresses. It will also be a place to find out more about the other Environment Agency projects happening in the area.

The Boston Barrier scheme is expected to be completed by December 2019.