OBSERVER: We need to attract investment to the area

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I do not profess to understand politics so do not feel able to comment on last week’s announcement about the investment to Lincolnshire proposed by the government.

What I do understand is that, apart from the suggested insurance agreement to give those in ‘flood risk’ areas the chance to get reasonably priced insurance, there appears to be no mention anywhere of any of this ‘investment’ coming our way, other than some crumbs coming to county councils – and we all know where that will end up.

Nothing seems to be happening in the county – we certainly don’t seem able to attract any attention from the powers that be in their efforts to ‘invest’ and get the country moving again.

We have no rail service to speak of, the majority of our roads are certainly not built for purpose now, and none of our representatives appear bothered.

If we don’t speak up nothing will ever get done.

I won’t hold my breath!

l So Boston doesn’t have a traffic problem? Last week, Tawney Street was closed in both directions and the area of Horncastle Road, Norfolk Street and as far as Lister Way at times resembled a gigantic car park.

Traffic was queued from the Bargate roundabout at times to go down Horncastle Road and on some occasions the traffic down Norfolk Street was at a standstill.

I’m told that it could take over 10 minutes to get from the Horncastle Road traffic lights to the Tawney Street junction lights.

Never mind, the council is working on it apparently.