Press Release - 04 July
BBEG enlist the
help of "Tina" to try to get LCC to listen to voices
The Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure
Group (BBEG) have enlisted the help of Listening Dog "Tina"
to try to get Lincolnshire County Council to listen to voices
on hand to help LCC listen
to voices of reason
Come and meet Tina in
the Market Place, Boston on Saturday 15th July 2006.
The BBEG will be in town with Tina from 10am to 5pm
and will be pleased to discuss our group's campaign
to date with you.
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We are continually getting ever increasing support
from the public and would encourage those Bostonians
who feel passionately that something needs to be done
about Boston's dire traffic congestion, consider joining
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Here are just a few examples of why we consider that
LCC need help in listening to the voices of the public
and to the Councillors elected by the public to represent
"When the traffic lights fail in the town, the
traffic actually starts to move."
Drivers and members of the public at the Public Meeting, November
"Congestion in Boston is so bad,
that a comprehensive solution, not a bit part solution, is required."
Mark Simmonds MP, 21 July 2005
The preliminary result of the MORI survey
presented to Lincolnshire County Council on 13 September 2005
showed that roads are the top priority identified by the public
for LCC, with the need for a Boston bypass top of the list (23%).
MORI Survey Preliminary
Result, 13th September 2005
Here's what Lincolnshire County Council have stated:
"The traffic lights are here to stay."
Wills, Lincolnshire County Council, 14th September 2005
"We must keep our minds open to all
solutions and timescales. There is no reason why the proposed
SLR cannot sit alongside other distributor roads and other improvements
to the highway network in Boston."
Woods, Project Manager, Jacobs Babtie/Lincolnshire County Council,
24th October 2005
The LCC Executive Decision which became
effective on 15 February 2006 states that Boston is to be included
in an aspirational list and that
no work be undertaken on any aspirational schemes during the
LTP2 period because they are "unlikely to be of
such regional importance that they would gain regional backing
for central government funding".
Hill’s Executive Group Decision, 15th February 2006
The BBEG promise made in March 2006:
"I'd like to state clearly to you,
here and now, that if you do actually listen to the people of
Boston, and deliver what is actually wanted, I will personally
make sure that full credit, where credit is due, is attributed
to Lincolnshire County Council and yourself as Leader of the
Fisher on behalf of the BBEG in a letter to Martin Hill, 28th
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
04 July 2006