Press Release - 09 Feb
Robert Fisher writes
to Richard Wills,
Director of Highways and Planning, Lincolnshire County Council
Dear Mr Wills
CLARIFICATION OF YOUR STATEMENT MADE 19 JANUARY 2006
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.
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."