Officials in Boston are so worried about a population boom caused by immigrant workers that they have drawn up a detailed plan on how they will cope with the change.
Over recent years there has been a big rise in the number of Eastern Europeans living and working in the Lincolnshire town. The new report makes 28 recommendations - ranging from cracking down on anti-social behaviour to calling on the Government to look at migration levels. James Webster reports.
Following an inquiry into effects of population increase after an influx of migrant workers from eastern Europe, a report has made recommendations We have spoken to Councillor Paul Kenny about the issue.
An inquiry into the effects of population increase in Boston following an influx of migrant workers from eastern Europe has made 28 local, national and international recommendations.
Boston Borough Council's suggestions range from harsher punishments and better patrolling of anti-social behaviour to automatic access to EU funding to deal with migration.
But the council leader and chairman of the task group investigating the impact of population change stressed there is no single solution.
They acknowledge "unprecedented population change" since 2004 with the latest Census showing an increase in Boston's population from 55,750 in 2001 to 64,600 now.
"We have made observations for others to consider and sought to escalate comments to both national and European governments. What is clear is that the recent changes are set to continue. Our report does not, nor cannot, contain all the answers as there is no single deliverable solution to the pressures placed on Boston society. Everyone has their part to play… we must be understanding, tolerant and work together to find solutions to the challenge and secure Boston's fair share of dwindling finances."