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Press Release - 06 July 2006

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

A letter from the East Midlands Regional Assembly dated 21 June 2006 was received today, forwarded to the BBEG by Mark Simmonds MP.

The letter states that the " 'Boston Southern Economic Corridor' was among the schemes drawn from the RSS and included in the assessment, but it did not, on this occasion, emerge as one of the 30-odd schemes that were included in the regional Advice passed to Ministers at the end of January 2006. Schemes in Lincolnshire that did were: A1073 Spalding - Eye, A158 Burgh By-Pass and Lincoln Eastern By-Pass." Read the letter...

The BBEG, of course, think it is worth pointing out here that, as confirmed at the Waddington Parish Public Meeting last month, Lincolnshire County Council "have never applied for funding for a bypass" for Boston.


BBEG receive responses to questions raised by Cllr Richard Austin at the Highways PDG Meeting

The BBEG has also been made aware of the responses given by LCC to the questions asked by Cllr Richard Austin at the Highways PDG meeting on 15 May 2006 as follows:

1. Is Lincolnshire represented on the Regional East Midlands Assembly? Yes.
2. Boston's population is rising and has reached almost 60,000 - there is no other town in Lincolnshire of that size that doesn't have an outer ring road? The route of such a road needs to be reserved. Paul Coathup was unable to confirm whether Boston was the only settlement of 60,000 or more without a relief road in the UK however he did point out that Lincoln was still without a complete ring road around the city.
3. Funding from other sources needs to be investigated. Finding alternative funding sources for road projects was an ongoing process for the Council.


Once again, it seems, the emphasis of Lincolnshire County Council is focused on Lincoln? The BBEG's own research on the East Midlands Regional Assembly's website (www.emra.gov.uk), shows that Martin Hill's name has been added recently to the members list on there.

Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
"Trying to get Lincolnshire County Council to listen to voices of reason"
www.bbeg.org.uk
06 July 2006

 

Letter from East Midlands Regional Assembly
"Boston did not, on this occasion, emerge as one of the 30-odd schemes that were included in the regional Advice passed to Ministers at the end of January 2006."

"Schemes in Lincolnshire that did were: A1073 Spalding - Eye, A158 Burgh By-Pass and Lincoln Eastern By-Pass."
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Listening Dog "Tina"
Listening Dog "Tina"
Trying to get LCC to listen ...
Come and meet Tina in the Market Place in Boston on Saturday 15 July 2006.
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