Press Release - 23 Feb
has written to Quentin Davies MP on behalf of the BBEG
Dear Mr Davies
I write on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth
Pressure Group, to express our agreement with you on the shocking
state of our road system in Lincolnshire. This has been brought
fully into the spotlight by the recent horrific road traffic
accident on the A52 and we would like to join you in expressing
our sympathy to the bereaved families.
Your article in the Grantham Journal highlighted the A52, which,
of course, passes through Boston and is totally unsuitable for
the large HGV’s, many from the continent, which use this
road. It was with dismay and disbelief that a recent interview
on TV with a Government spokesman commented that Lincolnshire
receives the correct amount of monies for road building per
head of population. Travelling from Boston our nearest road
of any worth is the A1 which is 30 miles away, and, indeed,
the county is sadly lacking in dual carriageways and in fact
a short length of this type was recently reduced to one lane
in each direction.
It has been suggested to us that the whole of the A52 should
be upgraded to take account of the increased traffic flows and
in view of the lack of motor way or dual carriageway roads leading
from the East of the County we feel in this area that we have
been sadly let down by political decisions and bad planning
for many years and deserve a better road structure. The economic
growth of the area is being badly hit by the lack of investment,
which I am sure you will agree. If the A52 was upgraded, that
would take care of the bypasses for both Boston and Grantham.
Perhaps, Mr Davies, you would like to liaise with our MP for
Boston and Skegness, Mark Simmonds, who is well aware of the
dire traffic problems in the Boston area.
Councillor Paul Goodale at Lincolnshire County Council will
be able to give you more details of the initiative he mentioned
to my colleague, Robert Fisher, to improve the whole of the
Please also visit our web site, www.bbeg.org.uk, where you
will see aerial photographic
evidence of both how inadequate the roads are and how much
congestion there actually is in Boston, together with an
interesting article by Ted Brooks, a coach driver who travels
all over Europe, who explains that Lincolnshire’s roads
are the worst he’s seen.
One of our members – Robert Fisher – also works
from both Boston and London, so if it would be beneficial to
meet up at Westminster with both Mark Simmonds MP and yourself,
this is something that our group would be more than happy to
consider, providing you’re both agreeable.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
22 February 2006
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