Campaigners against the Quadrant development have said they are ‘amazed’ by the response of people in the village.
Last night (Thursday), a referendum for the parish of Wyberton saw 560 people turn out to vote, with 483 answering no to the question ‘Do you want the development known as the Quadrant being built in Wyberton?’
Another 77 voted yes.
Speaking following the results Sue Bell, who has lead the campaign against the development, said: “We are amazed at the response of Wyberton villagers. We have had a queue since the doors opened.”
She added: “If the feeling is so strong in the community that they do not want this project to happen, I do hope the councillors will now support the majority of the electorate want and take this back to Boston borough to make sure they do not make a huge mistake and cost the rate payer more money.”
There are 2,984 electorates in Wyberton and the turnout equalled 18.76 per cent. There were no rejected votes and a previous estimate of the cost has put it at £1,500 to the parish council.
For Sue Bell’s statement in full, see the video.