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Press Release - 09 Feb 2006

Robert Fisher writes to Richard Wills,
Director of Highways and Planning, Lincolnshire County Council

Dear Mr Wills


I am writing to ask for clarification please of the statement that you made on 19 January 2006. On this occasion, you stated, “We are doing the traffic study in Boston but have always known the results would come out after the LTP deadline.” As far as I can see, the only reason you would make such a statement, would be to offer a possible excuse for Boston to not be included in the Local Transport Plan?

I would therefore like to inform you that when I attended the Stakeholders Reference Group meeting organised by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) last year, it was stated there that the results of the Transport Study would not be available until May 2006, which resulted in my asking David Woods at LCC whether this would mean Boston missing the LTP2 deadline.

David emailed me, Mike Borrill, Christine Basu and Neil McGregor on 24 October 2005, stating, “To reassure you and your colleagues, the Transport Study is progressing well and is programmed to feed into the LTP and to provide data to review a series of transport options.”

Please would you be so kind as to explain to me further the exact purpose of your statement made on 19 January 2006.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely

Robert Fisher
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group
09 February 2006

Observations of a Coach Driver
Ted Brooks states, "Lincolnshire is the worst county that I drive in and I have lived there all my life ... There is very little chance to overtake safely. Even some existing wider roads are being made single file by planting concrete kerbs and bollards in the middle of the road. Is that safer?"

"What Lincoln wants, Lincoln gets. What Boston needs, Lincoln forgets."
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