New Boston town centre venue launched, then closed to re-open when coronavirus outbreak allows

Ahead of the Government’s move towards strict social distancing, celebrations were held in Boston town centre last week at the launch of a new town centre venue.
The Mayor of Boston Coun Anton Dani performs the ribbon-cutting duties with chairman Stuart Davidson.The Mayor of Boston Coun Anton Dani performs the ribbon-cutting duties with chairman Stuart Davidson.
The Mayor of Boston Coun Anton Dani performs the ribbon-cutting duties with chairman Stuart Davidson.

The Local Community Centre, in Mitre Lane, is based in the building previously known as Pensioner House.

It was officially opened by the Mayor of Boston Coun Anton Dani last Monday.

The building had stood empty for more than a year and been treated to a facelift in the run up to the launch.

“I am so pleased that this building is back in use for everyone,” Coun Dani said. “Its location right in the centre of town and with car parking nearby makes it absolutely ideal.”

However, just days later the Government ordered the closure of social venues across the UK in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chairman Stuart Davidson said: “After all the hard work that has put in this is really disappointing.

“However, Age UK, the Butterfly Hospice and the Lincs Sensory Service have all cancelled their bookings and we have no alternative but to stay closed until further notice.

“As soon as the situation improves we will be back to provide Boston with a quality venue right in the centre of town which we know is so badly needed.”

The building has a main hall (the Mayflower Suite) which can accommodate up to 150 people, a smaller committee room (the Pilgrim Room), a kitchen for preparing drinks and light refreshments, and toilet facilities suitable for people with disabilities.

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