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Press Releases

BBI Council renege on Election promises
"We need a Council which exhibits some backbone by fighting now for a proper solution. That is what Boston needs and deserves, a Bypass." More...
12 December 2007

Boston does not just want a BYPASS. Boston really NEEDS a BYPASS.
"Boston BYPASS should be at the top of any PRIORITY list for Lincolnshire. A new BRIDGE needs to be built over the River Witham between the Sluice Bridge and Langrick Bridge and then linked up to the existing roads in stages to form a BYPASS." More...
24 Oct 2007

Cllr Richard Austin and Cllr Peter Jordan, OBE, issue a personal response to recent press articles
"This is a personal response to recent press articles and should not necessarily be interpreted as the view of Boston Bypass Independents or Boston Borough Council."
Word documentDownload Word document...
28 September 2007

The BBEG has written again to Cllr Martin Hill: Deal or no deal?
"Following our conversations with the Leader of Boston Borough Council, Cllr Richard Austin, it appears that no work is to be carried out on the line of a distributor road for 3 years?" More...
25 September 2007

BBEG writes to Quentin Davies MP: Delay tactics or Government guidelines?
"...we feel that once again the Conservative led Council at Lincolnshire County Council are using delaying tactics more so since the electorate in Boston voted for a Council of Bypass Independent Councillors..." More...
22 September 2007

BBEG request information under the Freedom of Information Act: Council Tax
"Therefore over three quarters of my Council Tax goes to Lincolnshire County Council." More...
19 September 2007

BBEG write to Elaine Turner, Lincolnshire County Council
"We would be grateful if you would please explain why work has not yet started and when you anticipate that the line of a distributor road will be decided." More...
15 September 2007

Boston is in the national press again, this time in Private Eye magazine: Boston Stumped
"Campaigners in favour of a much-needed by-pass won 25 seats out of 32 in the borough council elections, seizing control of the Tory-dominated 'no overall control' chamber ... the ways of local government are not that difficult to pick up, after all..." Private Eye website...
11 September 2007

BBEG receive a reply from Cllr Martin Hill and write back immediately:
Are you now accusing the Grantham Journal of printing inaccurate reports?

"It is with utter disbelief and amazement that we read your reply. Are you now accusing the Grantham Journal of printing inaccurate reports?" More...
02 September 2007

Keith Peat, Lincolnshire Coordinator of the ABD: "Official Lies"
The BBEG has received an email from Keith Peat attaching his Official Objection to the A52 and also the LCC Statement of Reasons. Keith writes, "First officials reveal that they use speed limits to divert drivers and are criminalising them, not for road safety or even driving too fast but - wait for it - going along the wrong road." "Here is the evidence that speed limits are used on major roads not for safety but for political and strategic reasons..." More...
28 August 2007

The Association of British Drivers (ABD) demands end of political speed limits
The Association of British Drivers (ABD) have just issued a Press Release demanding an end to "political speed limits", since Lincolnshire County Council is planning to reduce the speed limit on the A52 between Boston and Skegness.
ABD Spokesman Nigel Humphries said: "It is barking mad to suggest that a speed limit on a major road should be reduced to 'discourage traffic' simply because lots of people use the road, such an opinion is symptomatic of the insane manner in which roads are viewed by councils these days."
ABD Chairman Brian Gregory said: "All over the country we are seeing speed limits reduced to inappropriate levels for political reasons. Councillors respond to a handful of ill-informed residents, whilst the opinions of the hundreds or thousands of drivers who use the road every day are treated with contempt. It is time speed limit setting was taken away from councils, and put into the hands of a national body representing ALL road users."
They are asking all drivers to object against the whole traffic order, in writing,:
Heading: (A 52, Boston to Skegness)(Various Speed Limit Amendments) Order20.
Address: R A Wills
Director for Development
for attention of Lynne Brown
Traffic Orders Section
Lincolnshire County Council
4th Floor
City Hall
LINCOLN
LN1 1DN
Objections must be in by 29th August 2007 (For their full press release, click here.)
23 August 2007

Open Letter to Cllr Martin Hill: Why did you not honour your promise to the public of Boston?
"Why did you not honour your promise to the public and to Network Rail and emphasise to the Chairman of LCC at the Full Council Meeting & AGM your commitment of the need for a bypass for Boston, instead of telling him that Boston is no different to any other market town in the country?" More...
22 July 2007

1 year ago to the day
It is now 1 year ago to the day since the Public Consultation held in Boston town centre on 15th and 19th July 2006 ... here we sit, still waiting for something to actually be done about Boston's traffic congestion. It makes interesting reading as a reminder of what was promised and how the questions were responded to. Note the comments about the use of the word BYPASS and the choice of the SATURN model.
Reminder of the Public Consultation in July 2006...
19 July 2007

Statement by BBEG: The truth is at last coming out
"If Cllr Hill is now saying that they are looking at developer funding for Boston, it is about time. Funding has been on the cards for some years but was turned down, so we are led to believe, because the reciprocal development was utilising prime agricultural land." More...
18 July 2007

BBEG Statement - Response to BBC/LCC Press Release entitled Money for Roads
"The BBEG would like to congratulate the Boston Bypass Independents (BBI) on their achievements so far since their election last month and recognise all the hard work put in and long hours spent at the Borough Council offices." More...
26 June 2007

BBEG make a new request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
"We would like to request a copy of the transcript of what was said exactly by Cllr Martin Hill on BBC Radio Lincolnshire in the morning of 18 July 2006 please." More...
22 June 2007

Michael Borrill comments on the Lincoln road closures
"Whilst we understand the frustrations that will be felt in Lincoln over the coming nine weeks ... it should be pointed out that Boston does not have the luxury of a bypass or the ability to move East to West via alternative and acceptable routes." More...
20 June 2007

BBEG receive a letter dated 21 May 2007 from Mark Simmonds MP
"I also have regular contact with my colleagues in the European Parliament, and recently travelled to Brussels and met with both Chris Heaton-Harris MEP and Roger Helmer MEP..." Read the letter...
25 May 2007

Network Rail have held a site visit with HRMI to discuss the Boston West Street Level Crossing
Robert Havercroft of Network Rail stated to the BBEG in an email on 21 May 2007 that, "I am aware that the site meeting with Mr Tilly from HMRI has now been held. That said, I have asked my colleague who attended the meeting to give me a summary of the situation. I (or a colleague) will contact you again in the near future."
24 May 2007

BBEG reply to Mark Simmonds MP
"We are delighted that you have taken the time to read the articles written..." Read the reply...
17 May 2007

BBEG receive a letter dated 15 May 2007 from Mark Simmonds MP
17 May 2007

Robert Fisher writes an article for publication in the "New Civil Engineer"
"The case for a major road scheme for Boston has been summarily dismissed without any serious investigation or economic consideration of ¡®value for money¡¯." Read the article...
14 May 2007

Statement by the BBEG: An apology
"We therefore have no choice but to meet the Council's request to apologise to those individuals concerned." More...
10 May 2007

BBEG receive a letter dated 04 May 2007 from Mark Simmonds MP
"You are absolutely correct in your analysis that the inadequate road infrastructure around Boston is hindering the town's development and is having a negative impact upon the performance of Boston as people are less willing to travel to Boston for shopping and other services." More...
09 May 2007

The Boston Bypass Independents (BBI) take over Boston Borough Council
25 seats out of 32 are gained by the BBI. More...
04 May 2007

Local Election Results - Boston - Thursday 03 May 2007
The BBEG will place a full list of results of the local elections in Boston on our website. More...
28 April 2007

BBEG receive letter dated 10 Apr 2007 from the Local Government Ombudsman
"Mrs Panton will consider your complaint on behalf of the Ombudsman and will contact you within the next four weeks." More...
12 April 2007

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Press Release by the Boston Bypass Independents
The BBEG has been asked to include a press release by the BBI on our website. We are happy to help promote any individual or group that has shown itself to be committed to the cause of pushing for a major road scheme for Boston. Read the BBI's Press Release...
07 April 2007

BBEG write to Cllr Horace Battram
"Does Boston not matter to you anymore?" More...
06 April 2007

Ted Brooks writes to the Chief Executive of Lincolnshire County Council: An Apology
"In reply to your letter to our group of 04 April 2007, I can only apologise..." Read the letter...
06 April 2007

BBEG receive their very first letter from Tony McArdle, Chief Executive, LCC and reply immediately
Tony McArdle: "I would therefore ask you to confirm, by 10am on Tuesday 10th April, what steps you will take to publicise the fact that the Standards Board and the Independent Review have concluded that your allegations are not substantiated. In the event that I have not received such confirmation from you by that time I will make the arrangements that I believe to be necessary to protect the reputation of the Council and its officers."
BBEG: "We welcome any open and honest dialogue and discussion to resolve the desperate situation that Boston now finds itself in, and had this been forthcoming previously, the current situation would not have been reached. It is noted that our group was not contacted for any input at all ... we would therefore ask how this can be considered a comprehensive investigation when it appears to be one-sided?" Read both letters...
05 April 2007

BBEG receive a reply from Network Rail
"We are aware of the changes proposed by the Highway Authority ... and have a meeting arranged with Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate in late April to discuss these proposals." Read the letter...
29 March 2007

BBEG write further to Mark Simmonds MP
"It is most disturbing to learn that Entrepreneurial Activity in Boston is low and indeed, falling, yet in South Kesteven it is high and growing." More...
27 March 2007

BBEG receive a reply from 10 Downing Street
"Your letter has been forwarded to the Communities and Local Government Department." Read the letter...
22 March 2007

Statement by the BBEG: Error in report in the Boston Standard, 21 March 2007
The BBEG wish to correct the report on page 18 of the Boston Standard on 21 March 2007 that states that our group (the BBEG) is to 'field a candidate' in the forthcoming elections and that Brian Rush is a member of our group. We have notified the Standard that Brian Rush was a valued member of our group up until July 2006, when he decided to concentrate on his own wish to become a candidate for election to the Borough Council and therefore left our group just prior to the public consultation by LCC in the town centre of Boston. As our website will confirm, Brian has not attended or contributed to our group's operation since then. We wish Brian every success with his campaign for election to the Borough Council. Our group, as pointed out at the BBI Launch Meeting on 14 March 2007, is here to ensure that elected Councillors, from whichever political party, are doing all they can to push for a solution to Boston's dire traffic congestion.
21 March 2007

The BBEG have started their media video
First video clip is available to view online now! Be sure to check back regularly over the coming weeks. More...
14 March 2007

The BBEG write to the Prime Minister
"We therefore ask for your support in putting together a suitable inspection team with such authority to bring an end to the current situation at Lincolnshire County Council with regard to Boston." More...
13 March 2007

Robert Fisher writes to the Editor of the Boston Target in response to Stephen Wyatt
"Richard Austin cannot challenge the decisions made by the Borough and County Councils alone. His honesty and integrity is unquestioned, as confirmed by Cllr William Webb at recent meetings..." More...
10 March 2007

BBEG take second Formal Complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman
"Lincolnshire County Council, as we stated in our Formal Complaint letters to them, have repeatedly and deliberately avoided making a genuine case for Boston for a major road infrastructure." More...
26 February 2007

Michael Borrill calls for an independent panel to put a case for Boston
"It is disturbing to read Cllr Hill's letter re "those who are putting the Town's interest first" and would like him to clarify who are not. If he is insinuating that either myself or my colleagues are in that category, I will take him to task on this and prove beyond a show of doubt that it is not us and he should look nearer to home.
He says that the argument concerning the Boston Transport Strategy was comprehensively demolished when it was "called in". Cllr Hill would say this. It was his hand picked team that, to use his expression, comprehensively demolished a case for Boston.
Cllr Hill knows full well the problems in Boston, if he doesn't, he should not hold the office of Leader, and the main problem is now showing itself in a major way.
The fact that Boston has only one suitable road bridge for HGV traffic is now predominately affecting the traffic in Boston. The burst water main crossing Haven Bridge is causing major disruption to traffic and the partial closure of John Adam's Way is causing mayhem.
It is no good at all putting in an extra lane (which is already in existence for part of the route) if a bridge is blocked either partially or fully.
If Cllr Hill and his team does not feel able to help Boston then we must take the case to higher authority. If Boston Borough Council does not feel able to support this action, so be it, the evidence will be there as to who really does put the interest of Boston first.
I would challenge Cllr Hill to have the case for Boston put before an INDEPENDENT panel who are not Cllrs of his choice but are experts in the field who would truly assess the position of Boston and not rely on the sole evidence of the Transport Study."
Michael Borrill, Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
25 February 2007

Cllr Martin Hill replies to the Open Letter from the BBEG and BBEG write back as follows
"I suggest you come next week when there will be so many roads closed in Boston, you will be able to see for yourself the severity of these problems. Please take your head out of the sand." More...
23 February 2007

BBEG write to the Standards Board, as suggested by the Local Government Ombudsman
"I write on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG) in connection with a complaint we wish to make about the following Councillors and Officers of Lincolnshire County Council, who we believe have broken the Code of Conduct by demonstrating the following behaviour during the last 2 years and 3 months of our campaigning for a major road infrastructure for our town of Boston in Lincolnshire." More...
21 February 2007

BBEG write to the Editors of the Boston Standard and the Boston Target
"Cllr Neil Cooper asks the question, "Would you want your county council to conduct yet another survey, costing between £300,000 and £400,000 of taxpayer's money, to possibly arrive at the same conclusion?" ... The fact is the first survey done was the waste of taxpayer's money. If the survey had been done correctly, it would have taken into account the ASDA and Sleaford Road problems." More...
14 February 2007

Robert Fisher writes an Open Letter to Mark Simmonds MP
"I thank you once again for agreeing to take our pressure groups' petition to Parliament, but I would suggest that I feel the biggest challenge you face personally, is tackling the decades of neglect of Boston by Lincolnshire County Council. Parliament, I would suggest by comparison, will follow on, once we all have managed to move this huge mountain that is getting, and has got in the way, for so long now." More...
12 February 2007

Robert Fisher writes an Open Letter to Cllr Martin Hill, Leader Lincolnshire County Council
"As you are aware, your Executive Group announced on 8 February 2007 that Lincolnshire County Council is leading the way on environmental good practice..." More...
11 February 2007

Robert Fisher speaks to the Information Commissioner's Office and writes as requested
09 February 2007

Robert Fisher and Cllr William Webb interviewed on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
"How can they widen a railway crossing to three lanes of traffic?" Robert Fisher
"Some of this funding actually comes from Boston Borough Council who may wish to spend part of this on other infrastructure in Boston besides actually putting down tarmac." Cllr William Webb
Listen to the full interview online
(5.72 MB)
08 February 2007

LCC Admit They Told Yet Another Untruth - The Missing Joint Officer Group Minutes Do Exist
Missing Minutes State "SATURN testing results show all the highway improvement options have hardly any effect on flows on the main A16/A52 roads"
More...
07 February 2007

BBEG take Formal Complaint of Lincolnshire County Council to Stage 3
"When the safety and practicalities of this were questioned, the Officer stated that Lincoln had in fact got a railway crossing with 3 lanes. We believe this not to be the case (as shown by our photographs) and that the Scrutiny Management Committee were mislead - in fact have been lied to by Officers. ... We are therefore going to alert the Health & Safety Executive and the Office of Rail Regulation about our concerns. ... How is this conducive to promoting pedestrianisation? On the grounds of Health & Safety alone, we are extremely concerned about the direction the Officers of Lincolnshire County Council are taking with regard to the roads, and hence the economy of Boston." Read the full letter...
05 February 2007

BBEG write a further two letters to Lincolnshire County Council about the information requested under the Freedom of Information Act that has not yet been provided
30 January 2007

Public Meeting: The Boston Bypass Pressure Groups Receive Mandate from Public to Continue
29 January 2007

BBEG reply to Mark Simmonds MP
"We have been working on the assumption that our MP wanted a bypass ¨C because you said so, just after the last Public Meeting in 2004." More...
18 January 2007

BBEG request further information/explanation from LCC under the Freedom of Information Act
"We have received correspondence from the Information Commissioner's Office suggesting that we don't appear to have exhausted 'any internal review procedure offered by the public authority' - Lincolnshire County Council." More...
12 January 2007

BBEG reply to David O'Connor, Acting Monitoring Officer, LCC
"We are purely interested in honest, detailed, democratic facts, not implications." More...
11 January 2007

BBEG write to David O'Connor, Acting Monitoring Officer, LCC, following Executive Group Meeting
"It was evident that this Executive Decision was made without hearing any recommendations from the Highways PDG meeting the day before, nor without any of the facts and detailed data upon which such an important decision for Boston should be made." More...
10 January 2007

LCC Executive Decision: No Bypass
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Listen to BBC Radio Lincolnshire 5pm News Bulletin
(1.37 MB)
Lincs FM
Listen to Lincs FM 3pm News Bulletin
(736KB)
"Speaking metaphorically, I have to say that by being at that meeting today, I actually felt for myself the strength of the stranglehold of the Executive Group around the necks of the people of Boston. LCC have now claimed that:
traffic journey times will be reduced by 30%;
they will start work within 6 months;
they can now do detailed work with regard to the line, cost and delivery of a distributor road (which we hope will in fact be a major road infrastructure and not a bit-part solution);
they will work with Boston Borough Council to reduce pollution levels (which we hope includes Liquorpond Street roundabout);
and we look forward to seeing the anticipated results of this work in the very near future.
We acknowledge Martin Hill's commitment of £10million to Boston for this purpose."
Robert Fisher, Chair BBEG
09 January 2007

BBEG write to David O'Connor, Acting Monitoring Officer, LCC, following Highways PDG Meeting
"...a political condemnation of a fellow Councillor to the Group immediately before they make their recommendations to the Executive Group..." More...
08 January 2007

BBPG & BBEG BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show Interviews - Broadcast on 08 Jan 2007
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Christine Basu (Chair BBPG), Robert Fisher (Chair BBEG) and Cllr Martin Hill (Leader LCC)
Listen to the Breakfast Show clip
(4.62 MB)
08 January 2007

BBPG & BBEG Joint Press Conference
"We have called this Press Conference in advance of the Highways Policy Development Group (PDG) Meeting to be held on 8 January and the Executive Decision that is due to be made the following day, on 9 January, by Martin Hill¡¯s Executive Group at Lincolnshire County Council." More...
05 January 2007

BBEG write again to Cllr Cooper, Chair Highways PDG, Lincolnshire County Council
"Once again there are omissions from the comments made that we witnessed." More...
03 January 2007

BBEG write again to David O'Connor, Acting Monitoring Officer, LCC
"We would disagree and as a matter of urgency, request that the independent auditors and inspectors who are supposed to be monitoring the decisions made by Officers and the Executive Group of LCC call a halt to these proceedings with immediate effect." More...
02 January 2007

BBEG write to the Information Commissioners Office
"We urgently request the intervention of independent auditors and inspectors to bring this process to a halt until a full and open investigation has occurred." More...
26 December 2006

BBEG write for a second time to Lincolnshire County Council - Re: New Formal Complaint
"You have not specified to us what type of supposed 'distributor road' LCC are proposing for Boston, but given that any road you build will carry more than 500 vehicles a day, it would need to be a primary 'distributor road' at least, if you are to comply with your own regulations, wouldn't it? Any potential 'bypass' for Boston would greatly exceed this figure. We understand that the proposed and abandoned Southern Link Road for example, would not be a primary distributor road. LCC is clearly manipulating these factors in the way you want them to go. Boston deserves better." More...
26 December 2006

New Formal Complaint First Response from Lincolnshire County Council
26 December 2006

Letter to the Editor, Boston Target - Robert Fisher replies again to Cllr Gilchrist
"My own opinion is that what is clear is the fact that Martin Hill¡¯s Executive Group and Officers at Lincolnshire County Council have got away with manipulation and control for many years and up until now, have been allowed to. Your seven county councillors obviously either accepted this fact or tried and failed to change it?" More...
26 December 2006

BBEG write to Mark Simmonds MP
"Whilst we realise it's good publicity to show support for successful projects in the County, the people of Boston and Skegness really need some strong grit and determination to be shown from our MP to mean business here towards Lincolnshire County Council with regards to a solution to Boston's dire traffic situation." More...
14 December 2006

BBEG reply to the Government Office for the East Midlands
"We fully intend to pursue the issue directly with Lincolnshire County Council." More...
14 December 2006

Enough is Enough is Enough - Public Meeting
The BBPG and the BBEG would like to announce a Public Meeting to be held on Monday 29 January 2007 at 7.00pm at the Haven High Technology College. More...
14 December 2006

Robert Fisher writes to the Editor, Boston Target
"The one issue that Cllr Gilchrist or indeed any Boston County or Borough Councillor does not want to discuss publicly is the fact that 'local agreement has not been reached' about a bypass within the Councils. This is the most probable cause of the lack of progress with a bypass for Boston." More...
12 December 2006

BBEG make a further Formal Complaint to Lincolnshire County Council
FORMAL COMPLAINT: MANIPULATION & MIS-USE OF THE TERMS 'BYPASS' & 'DISTRIBUTOR ROAD'
BY OFFICERS & THE EXECUTIVE GROUP AT LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL More...
06 December 2006

Highways Policy Development Group (PDG) Meeting - 04 December 2006
The Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG) attended the Highways PDG Meeting today at LCC. Following the obvious push towards a distributor road by the Council, BBEG Chairman Robert Fisher was interviewed by local radio stations Lincs FM and BBC Radio Lincolnshire. More...
04 December 2006

BBPG, BBEG & BBI Candidate reply to Cllr Raymond Singleton-McGuire
"Our fellow Bostonians can clearly see what is happening here ... It is certainly not because the Borough Council is doing such a good job, is it?" More...
02 December 2006

Letter from all elected Members BBC, Boston Target/Boston Standard, 22 Nov 2006
Robert Fisher responds to the above letter: "What utter 'recycled' rubbish!" More...
28 November 2006

BBEG receive more information under the Freedom of Information Act and respond again -
The Information Commissioner has assigned a Case Number

BBEG write: "Does this not clearly demonstrate deliberate exclusion of the majority of the public's responses who want a bypass? We are becoming increasingly concerned as more and more of this saga unfolds. The Information Commissioner's Office wrote to us on the 15 November 2006 and have assigned a Case Reference Number ENQ0139466. We will be copying our further request for information below to them, raising our increasing concerns and requesting they look into this as a matter of urgency." More...
25 November 2006

BBEG make two Press Releases:
BBEG reply to the Government Office for the East Midlands
BBEG write to Martin Hill, Leader Lincolnshire County Council
22 November 2006

BBEG Statement:
Correspondence Updates - David Cameron's Office & Local Government Ombudsman

19 November 2006

Michael Borrill writes to the Editors of the Boston Standard and the Boston Target
"The facts and figures quoted by Robert are the very ones that have been passed around to the media by Cllr Hill and his team at County Hall." More...
16 November 2006

BBEG write to Acting Monitoring Officer LCC, David O'Connor
"We look forward to hearing what action you will be taking before taking the matter up with the Standards Board."
03 November 2006

Stuart Andrew Motorhomes

BBEG make headline news on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show:
"Boston deserves better ... a catalogue of errors and delays ..."

31 October 2006

BBEG write to David Cameron MP, copying John Prescott MP
"Have we a democracy or not?" Read the letter...
27 October 2006

BBEG write to Cllr John Rylatt, Conservative Member for Boston Borough Council (Kirton Ward)
Following the claim made this week by all elected Members of Boston Borough Council that, "all four parties are united in the need for a bypass", the BBEG have written to Cllr John Rylatt, in an attempt to make public the facts behind all the "sound bites". Read the letter...
20 October 2006

BBEG write to the Editor of the Boston Standard in reply to a previous letter from Cllr Tony Austin
"I would invite Cllr Tony Austin to contribute to the meeting we will hopefully have soon with the Local Government Ombudsman."
17 October 2006

BBEG reply to the Information Compliance Officer at Lincolnshire County Council
12 October 2006

Lincolnshire County Council is in breach of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
06 October 2006

Michael Borrill writes to the Editors of the Boston Standard and the Boston Target
"Come on Councillors at Boston Borough, get lobbying!"
"Come on County Councillors, get lobbying!"
03 October 2006

BBEG Meet with Mark Simmonds MP
"Local agreement has not been reached."
29 September 2006

Robert Fisher writes to the Editor of the Boston Target
26 September 2006

Michael Borrill replies to Cllr Martin Hill
24 September 2006

BBEG receives letter from Cllr Mary Wright and so write again to Cllr Martin Hill
It seems that Cllr Mary Wright (BBC) is simply waiting for Cllr Martin Hill (LCC) to respond to our suggestion of a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) for Boston? Read her letter and the BBEG's further response...
08 September 2006

Michael Borrill writes again to Cllr Mary Wright, Leader Boston Borough Council
06 September 2006

Michael Borrill replies to Elaine Turner
05 September 2006

Robert Fisher writes to Cllr William Webb
04 September 2006

Michael Borrill writes to the Editors of the Boston Standard and the Boston Target
03 September 2006

Michael Borrill writes to Elaine Turner
"Does this not highlight that firstly our concerns about the validity of the Transport Strategy findings for Boston are justified and that secondly once again there is one rule for Lincoln and another for Boston?"
25 August 2006

BBEG receive a letter dated 28 July 2006 from Mark Simmonds MP
"If you had heard my radio interview on 15 July on BBC Radio Lincolnshire you will have heard me express my reservations about the report (transport infrastructure briefing) and the necessity for officials to answer the very pertinent questions."
10 August 2006

Robert Fisher replies to Elaine Turner after receiving her letter on 05 August 2006
06 August 2006

Elaine Turner, Lincolnshire County Council, replies to the BBEG's questions (received 05 August 2006)
03 August 2006

BBEG take Formal Complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman
03 August 2006

Michael Borrill has also written to Cllr Mary Wright on 30 July 2006
03 August 2006

BBEG member Ted Brooks writes to the Editor of the Boston Target
01 August 2006

Michael Borrill wrote to Martin Hill on 24 July 2006 - Cllr Hill's response is still awaited
31 July 2006

The BBEG present their interpretation of the definition of "through traffic" and their interpretation of the figures produced from the results of the Transport Strategy
24 July 2006

Cllr William Webb states:
"After today, I would be very foolish to return to LCC and do nothing for Boston. It is clear that Boston needs both a short term and long term solution."
BBEG then joked that if he did nothing, we'd bring a Rottweiler next time, not a Labrador!

15 July 2006

The BBEG look forward to the full extent of the true picture being revealed
11 July 2006

BBEG write further: Formal Complaint to LCC - Stage 3 - Review by Chief Executive
07 July 2006

BBEG receive a letter from Mark Simmonds MP regarding the East Midlands Regional Assembly
06 July 2006

BBEG write to David Woods, Project Manager Lincolnshire County Council/Jacobs-Babtie
05 July 2006

BBEG enlist the help of "Tina" to try to get LCC to listen to voices of reason
04 July 2006

Formal Complaint to LCC - Stage 3 - Review by Chief Executive
20 June 2006

BBEG EXCLUSIVE: First Hint of Boston Transport Study Findings?
11 June 2006

Omissions from Highways PDG Meeting Minutes, Lincolnshire County Council
08 June 2006

Formal Complaint to LCC - Stage 2 - Referral
23 May 2006

30 Year Plan for Lincoln
22 May 2006

Michael Borrill writes to the Editors of the local newspapers
16 May 2006

BBEG make a Formal Complaint to Lincolnshire County Council
02 May 2006

Robert Fisher replies to the Boston Standard article on behalf of the BBEG
19 April 2006

BBEG member Ted Brooks makes front page news of this week's Boston Standard
LATEST! This article also appeared in the Daily Express on Sat 15 April 2006
12 April 2006

Michael Borrill writes to the Editor of the Boston Standard
29 March 2006

Robert Fisher replies to Martin Hill's letter of 22 March 2006 on behalf of the BBEG
28 March 2006

Dock Link Road Inquiry: Dock Link Road will go ahead
- Inspector describes the local transport structure as a "significant weakness"

18 March 2006

Cllr Richard Austin tells BBEG that he resigned last week from the BBPG to join fully in the debate
15 March 2006

BBEG has recently written to Steve Lumb, Head of Planning, Boston Borough Council
08 March 2006

BBEG write to the Editor of the Boston Standard
07 March 2006

Robert Fisher writes to Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council
01 March 2006

Michael Borrill has written to Quentin Davies MP on behalf of the BBEG
23 February 2006

The BBEG write to Julia Ogden, the Editor of the Boston Standard
21 February 2006

Robert Fisher writes to Elaine Turner, Client Services Manager, Lincolnshire County Council
11 February 2006

Robert Fisher writes to Richard Wills,
Director of Highways and Planning, Lincolnshire County Council

09 February 2006

BBEG respond to Lincolnshire County Council's Press Release:
Boston Southern Link 'Simply Unaffordable'

27 January 2006

Mike Borrill writes to Richard Wills, Lincolnshire County Council
26 January 2006

Robert Fisher Writes to Cllr Alan Day, Boston Borough and Lincolnshire County Council
25 January 2006

Boston Target Article - 25 Jan 2006
25 January 2006

 

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27 Jun 2007

Network Rail
The BBEG have received a reply from Network Rail.

"We are aware of the changes proposed by the Highway Authority ... and have a meeting arranged with Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate in late April to discuss these proposals."
29 March 2007
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GOEM
The BBEG have received a reply from the Government Office for the East Midlands.

"...the various studies undertaken by Lincolnshire County Council have concluded that a bypass for Boston would not be value for money and consequently the County Council has not made a bid for Government funding for such a scheme."
20 November 2006
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In The News
The Boston Standard and the Boston Target this week reported our story about the breach of the Freedom of Information Act by LCC.
Boston Standard 06 Sept 2006
The Council confirmed to The Standard on Monday that their staff 'have been diverted into looking at the major consultation exercise with the Lincoln Southern Bypass.'
11 October 2006
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BBEG Meet MP
The BBEG have met with Mark Simmonds MP.
BBEG meet with Mark Simmonds MP
BBEG Chairman Robert Fisher states: "It was a very revealing meeting, and it also gave us the chance to reaffirm our group's stance that a bit-part solution will not be acceptable - we do not want to be passed off with another John Adams Way by widening existing roads - the only solution is the provision of a decent road infrastructure around the town."
29 September 2006
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MP writes to BBEG
In a letter to Robert Fisher, Mark Simmonds MP writes, "Regarding the Public Consultation by LCC ... I am sorry that I could not be with you in Boston on 19 July."
Letter from Mark Simmonds MP
"If you had heard my radio interview on 15 July on BBC Radio Lincolnshire you will have heard me express my reservations about the report (transport infrastructure briefing) and the necessity for officials to answer the very pertinent questions."
28 July 2006
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In The News
The BBEG's comments appeared in the Boston Target again this week under the headline "Roads study on its way (like the town traffic, it's been held up)".

The BBEG stated, "At the public meeting held in November 2004 about Boston's dire traffic situation, one of the most over-whelming comments made by the public was that something needed to be done about the number of traffic lights in the town. Richard Wills later stated at the meeting with the Leaders of both Councils that, "he knows best" and "the traffic lights are here to stay". How can one such individual have so much authority in the County and make such a final statement?".
28 June 2006
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In The News
A report of the BBEG's Formal Complaint to LCC, which has now been taken to Stage 3 - a Review by Chief Executive Tony McArdle - appeared in the Boston Target on 21 June 2006.

The article was placed under the headlines "Boston - a lower road priority than Crowland" and "'Jim's bypass' probe demand".
21 June 2006
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