Canvassing opinion on Red Lion Quarter’s future

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People of Spalding are to be asked what they want to see the town’s controversial Red Lion Quarter used for by its new owners.

Boston College, which bought the building (pictured) from South Holland District Council last month for £2.4m, is to hold open days at the building in Red Lion Street, on Saturday and next Tuesday, to give everyone the chance to look round and talk to the principal, directors, teaching staff and marketing team.

The move follows questions about the future of the Red Lion Quarter under its new owners.

Principal Amanda Mosek said: “I’m really looking forward to talking to people, telling them about our plans for the building and listening to the views and ideas on how we can make Boston College Spalding brilliant.”

Mrs Mosek said: “With skilled staff in many vocational areas we could offer one day creative courses or even three-year Higher Education courses, but it’s important that we listen to what local people want.

“We want to ensure that our courses meet local priorities and helping to up-skill people of all ages, giving them higher level qualifications that will mean they can get better and higher paid jobs.”

The college is also hoping to work with local business to address skill gaps in the local workforce and help them take on apprentices.

Mrs Mosek added: “Boston College’s vision is about transforming people’s lives and making an outstanding contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the area and I’m looking forward to working with you to make it a real success.”

The open sessions will be held from 11am to 1pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 2.30pm and 5pm to 7pm next Tuesday.