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Press Release - 08 June 2006

Omissions from Highways PDG Meeting Minutes, Lincolnshire County Council

Dear Cllr Cooper

We write following our attendance at the Highways PDG meeting on Monday 15 May 2006 at which my colleague Michael Borrill and myself, Robert Fisher, listened to the various comments made by several Councillors. Having now seen the minutes of the meeting, they not only do not provide any answers to the questions raised, but, in fact, totally ignore a lot of the questions and comments made at the meeting.

By example, Cllr Richard Austin, made the following points and asked the following questions:

1. Is Lincolnshire represented on the Regional East Midlands Assembly?
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.
3. Funding from other sources needs to be investigated.

The report of our visit to LCC was placed on our website on 15 May 2006 and clearly details the above information:
(click here to read the BBEG report).

We understood that we live in a democracy and as such, we elected Councillors to speak for the people who they represent. Why does Lincolnshire County Council continue to ignore the wishes of the public, and even the views of the Councillors elected by the public to represent them, as we witnessed over several issues at the meeting?

We look forward to hearing your answers to Cllr Austin's questions and your response as to why these were omitted from the minutes of the meeting.

Yours sincerely

Michael Borrill & Robert Fisher
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
08 June 2006

cc: Mark Simmonds MP, The East Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA), Audit Commission


BBEG attend Highways PDG meeting at LCC
Michael Borrill and Robert Fisher attended the Highways PDG Meeting at Lincolnshire County Council on 15 May 2006, who as members of the public, were not able to comment or participate in the meeting themselves.

Cllr Richard Austin however asked questions, including, "Is Lincolnshire represented on the Regional East Midlands Assembly?"
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