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Press Release - 20 October 2006

BBEG write to Cllr John Rylatt, Conservative Member for Boston Borough Council (Kirton Ward)

Dear Cllr Rylatt

We hope you don't mind us writing to you directly, but with you being a relatively newly elected Member of Boston Borough Council representing Kirton since February 2006, we would like to ask for your personal opinion on how you have found the Council's claim made only this week that, "all four parties are united in the need for a bypass", which of course will include yourself.

As you know, the Conservative Members for Boston also recently thanked the public for their support in the BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show bypass feature for Lincolnshire earlier this year, which resulted in 81% of the people of Lincolnshire who texted the show recognising Boston as the highest priority for a bypass in Lincolnshire.

However, our MP Mark Simmonds told us that our calls for a delegation to meet with the Transport Secretary were premature, as 'local agreement has not been reached' and the results of the Transport Study had not been made public yet. Do you agree with Mark Simmonds comment that 'local agreement has not been reached'?

We have also just learned this week, that the Transport Study results have now been put back yet again to January 2007.

Please would you also confirm that you were not in fact the "gentleman from Kirton" who emailed the BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show when it was hosted from Boston's Market Place on 10 March 2006, proclaiming that, "Boston doesn't need a bypass."

We look forward to hearing your views, as I'm sure do the people of Kirton who elected you.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely

for and on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
20 October 2006


The BBEG have met with Mark Simmonds MP.
BBEG meet with Mark Simmonds MP
BBEG Chairman Robert Fisher states: "It was a very revealing meeting, and it also gave us the chance to reaffirm our group's stance that a bit-part solution will not be acceptable - we do not want to be passed off with another John Adams Way by widening existing roads - the only solution is the provision of a decent road infrastructure around the town."
29 September 2006
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In The News (June)
The BBEG's comments appeared in the Boston Target in June under the headline "Roads study on its way (like the town traffic, it's been held up)".

The BBEG stated, "At the public meeting held in November 2004 about Boston's dire traffic situation, one of the most over-whelming comments made by the public was that something needed to be done about the number of traffic lights in the town. Richard Wills later stated at the meeting with the Leaders of both Councils that, "he knows best" and "the traffic lights are here to stay". How can one such individual have so much authority in the County and make such a final statement?".
28 June 2006
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