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Press Release - 23 May 2006

Formal Complaint to LCC - Stage 2 - Referral

Lincolnshire County Council
Corporate Complaints
PO Box 841
Lincoln
LN1 1ZE

23 May 2006

Dear Sirs

FORMAL COMPLAINT: A1073 PROGRESS IN LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN
Stage 2 - Referral
Complaint Reference No: 192822

We are in receipt of your letter dated 12 May 2006 (Ref: TSP/YK/fmc) and write again to state that we are not happy with the response given by Yim Kong, Head of Design and Construction. (Click here to read the letter dated 12 May 2006 from LCC).

Mr Speechley was imprisoned for 2 years. To state that his involvement was ‘very limited’ and related to a ‘small section of the route’ surely would not then warrant a 2 year custodial sentence?

Our formal complaint mentioned very clearly that Cllr Hill was in fact, we believe, Finance Chairman at the time (despite his recent comments in the May 2006 edition of County News) and he proceeded to get elected an entirely new executive from his own same political party. We understand that the whole current cabinet were supporting Mr Speechley as Councillors.

Your letter of 12 May 2006 does not address any of the above important points at all. Our request to see an independent Inquiry remains, because there are many unanswered questions such as:

1. If members were aware of Mr Speechley’s involvement and yet are still in office, why is this?

2. Was Mr Speechley in office at the time the route was selected?

3. Will Mr Speechley profit from the sale of the land he owns if this road is constructed?

4. Does Cllr Hill or any indeed any other member of the Exec stand to profit from either the sale of land or the chosen route of the scheme?

We note your comment that in the ‘unlikely event’ of the A1073 scheme not proceeding, it is the Regional Assembly’s decision as to what reprioritisation of schemes will take place - likely to be based on high priority schemes currently listed. It is entirely the fault of Lincolnshire County Council that Boston is not listed as a priority. Lincolnshire County Council refuses to listen to this urgent need.

We look forward to receiving your response to this Formal Complaint Referral.

Yours faithfully

ROBERT FISHER
For and on behalf of the Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
www.bbeg.org.uk


cc: Mr Tony McArdle
Chief Executive
Lincolnshire County Council
County Offices
Newland
Lincoln
LN1 1YL

 

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