Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group
   •   home   •   


Press Release - 27 March 2007

BBEG write further to Mark Simmonds MP

Mark Simmonds MP
House of Commons

Dear Mr Simmonds

It is most disturbing to learn that Entrepreneurial Activity in Boston is low and indeed, falling, yet in South Kesteven it is high and growing. One can only assume that the reason behind this negative development for Boston, considering we are more or less neighbours, is due to the fact of a less than adequate road infrastructure.

Another feature that comes to light is that in productivity, Gross Value Added (GVA) in Lincolnshire has been increasing at a lower rate than elsewhere and the gap in GVA per head is being fuelled by both a slower rise in total value and a faster rise in the size of the population being supported.

The current trend is such that by 2010 the GVA per head index for Lincolnshire could have fallen to 70, similar to the current index in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

It does appear, therefore, that Boston and South Lincolnshire are inadequately funded and it may be that as we are now about to enter the same economic similarities of the Highlands of Scotland there may be scope to approach the EU for support to bring our infrastructure in line with others.

We would look forward to your comment on this vital issue affecting the area.

Yours sincerely

Michael Borrill
Boston Bypass & Economic Growth Pressure Group (BBEG)
27 March 2007


Click here...

The BBEG met with Mark Simmonds MP in Sept 2006.
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
Read the full report...