BOSTON Labour councillors believe that the reputation of Boston Borough Council has been seriously damaged following the cancellation of the Christmas Market. We know that Boston Borough Council was quick to do a "myth busting" operation on this event to cover their back. We believe this has spectacularly backfired on them. There were over 10,000 Facebook "hits" over the last few days condemning the cancellation.
We believe that this town needs some real leadership from our council. We also feel that last weekend's fiasco could have been avoided and we will be urging that the scrutiny committees at Boston Borough Council look at event planning in the future.
There is no way we can continue to fund event planning teams if they are not there to support and guide events in our town. People are now getting fed up with the negative publicity that Boston keeps getting in the press. We believe it is high time that we develop an events action plan to promote bike nights, Central Park events and other community festivals/events.
That is why we believe we have to set up a task and finish group to address the issue and ensure we have systems that enable events to happen, avoiding further damage to the town's reputation, and assist with planning of prestige events – and never again should we have to cancel a Christmas Market.
Boston Labour councillors