Press release

New Boston Barrier information launched

New information about the Boston Barrier is being launched by the Environment Agency at a series of events starting in November.

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The information includes a new computer animated video showing the latest design changes and the tidal flood defence scheme in more detail than ever before.

There will also be a public consultation looking at the proposed construction of the barrier and any issues this may result in that the Environment Agency needs to be aware of.

The events will happen:

  • Wednesday 25 November, Boston Barrier Community Hub, 12pm-7pm
  • Thursday 26 November, Boston Christmas Lights Switch On, Market Square, 12pm-8pm
  • Friday 27 November, Boston Barrier Community Hub, 12pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 1 December, Boston Barrier Community Hub, 12pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 2 December, Boston Barrier Community Hub, 12pm-7pm
  • Thursday 3 December, Boston Barrier Community Hub, 12pm-7pm

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

This is the last opportunity people living in Boston and the surrounding communities have to see the plans to reduce the risk of tidal flooding prior to our Transport and Works Act Order application being submitted to the Government in spring 2016.

This barrier will give the area one of the best standards of tidal flood defence outside of London, so we’d like as many people as possible to take a look at the proposals.

The £92.3million tidal flood alleviation barrier has been designed to reduce the risk of tidal flooding and will protect Boston from a repeat of the tidal surge that happened on 5 December 2013.

The new information will also be available to see on the scheme’s Facebook page.

Subject to the necessary approvals being in place, the Boston Barrier is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Published 16 November 2015