Press Release - 07 July
BBEG write further:
Formal Complaint to LCC - Stage 3 - Review by Chief Executive
Mr Tony McArdle
Lincolnshire County Council
07 July 2006
A1073 PROGRESS IN LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN
Stage 3 – Review by Chief Executive
Complaint Reference No: 192822
Further to our letter to you dated 20 June 2006,
we have not received any response from you at all.
Your Complaint Policy does not actually specify
a time period for your replying to a Stage 3 Review letter,
nor any degree of certainty that you will indeed do so.
We are therefore writing again to inform you
that if we do not receive a reply to our letter by the 13 July
2006, we will then have no option but to write to the Local
Government Ombudsman in York, in accordance with your Complaint
Since our letter, representatives of the BBEG
attended the Waddington Parish Public Meeting, where the Leader
of Lincolnshire County Council confirmed that he alone appointed
Councillors to his Executive Group and it was stated several
times during the evening that the Executive Group members are
the ones who make the decisions. The Councillor for Waddington,
elected by the people to represent them, is standing by her
electorate and challenging the decision made single handedly
by Executive Member for Highways, Cllr William Webb, to route
the Lincoln Southern bypass through the village of Waddington.
This is a further example of our ongoing concerns.
We repeat our call for an independent Inquiry
into the decision made by Lincolnshire County Council that the
A1073 is being put forward above that of more urgent road infrastructures.
The democratic processes involved in making such a decision
urgently require further investigation.
We look forward to receiving your reply soonest.
For and on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth
Pressure Group (BBEG)
07 July 2006
Letter from East Midlands
"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
Come and meet
Tina in the Market Place in Boston on Saturday
15 July 2006.