Press Release - 26 September
Robert Fisher writes
to the Editor of the Boston Target
To the Editor of the Boston Target
I write in response to the letter to the Editor in the Boston
Target on 20 September 2006 from Cllr Andrew Bakewell, Cabinet
member for the town centre.
It is precisely for this reason – an attitude of we’re
doing everything right, here are the figures to prove it –
that has landed Boston in the situation it finds itself in,
year upon year.
Whilst I realise that Councillors have to follow the advice
of Officers and the Council’s legal department, unless
Councillor Bakewell takes his head out of the sand, we’re
Why is Richard Austin’s Boston Bypass Independent Party
putting up such a bold challenge – probably the boldest
challenge that Boston Borough Council has faced in a long time?
Why are the businesses in Boston, some major businesses established
for many years, reporting serious falls in turnover?
Why has the Leader of Boston Borough Council done nothing to
proactively push for a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) for Boston
with Lincolnshire County Council to push forward the aims of
Don’t take my word for it – hear what our MP Mark
Simmonds had to say about the parking charges on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
on 10 March 2006 below - specifically that: “It’s
not just about the road infrastructure, it’s about other
issues as well, for example, charging people to park in this
wonderful market place, particularly on a Sunday, which stops
people coming in, therefore stops the retailers taking money
on a Sunday. Why shouldn’t people, who want to come for
a walk round St. Botolph’s Church, or come for a stroll
after their Sunday lunch in the centre of Boston, why shouldn’t
they be allowed to do so? In my view, the parking charges that
are put on the people of Boston should be cancelled.”
to Mark Simmonds MP
This is just one of the issues that the BBEG will be taking
up with our MP when we meet him at the end of this month.
I have also noted that my comments made regarding the traffic
congestion, the fact that bus companies would lay on more buses
if buses could actually move around and my question asking what
is Boston Borough Council doing to protect the businesses in
the town, were all ignored in Cllr Bakewell’s letter.
It’s obviously easier for him to blame the press for
reporting the facts.