Press Release - 08 June
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
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
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:
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.
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
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