Press Release - 11 Feb
Robert Fisher writes
to Elaine Turner, Client Services Manager, Lincolnshire County
CLARIFICATION OF THESE VERY IMPORTANT POINTS
Thank you for your recent responses to my letters
to David Woods and Richard Wills – clearly I should have
contacted you in the first place.
I would therefore like to state that neither
of your responses has answered the questions posed and I do
really want clarification.
1. My question to David Woods was, “Surely
if the will to get Boston on the LTP2 was there in the first
place, the timings of these meetings (Transport Study and Highways
PDG) would have been very different?” In other words,
why weren’t the meetings scheduled in the order required
to get the supposedly desired result?
2. My question to Richard Wills was, “Please
would you be so kind as to explain to me further the exact purpose
of your statement made on 19 January 2006.” (We are doing
the traffic study in Boston but have always known the results
would come out after the LTP deadline). Is he just going through
the motions to pacify the people of Boston?
I would like to also ask you personally to clarify
a discrepancy between statements made by you at the Stakeholders
Reference Group (SRG) meeting in September 2005 and in your
email to me yesterday.
At the SRG meeting you stated that it would take
“typically 10 years or more to get a major transport scheme”,
yet in your email yesterday you stated that “a major scheme
takes an average of 5-10 years between conception and delivery”.
I think the people of Boston would like to know
which of the two is correct and allay their fears that the Council
is not merely making these estimates up as they go along!
I look forward to receiving your clarification
of these very important points.
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group
11 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."