Council: ‘No automatic right’ to speak up on parking

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Council bosses have stressed that members of the public will not have an ‘ automatic right’ to speak out at a meeting to discuss a possibly residents’ parking scheme.

Last week Boston borough councillor Carol Taylor called on members of the public to turn up to tonight’s (Wednesday) environment and performance committee to speak up about their parking frustrations.

Many residents are fed up with constantly having to move their cars to avoid getting a ticket to park outside their own homes.

Coun Taylor urged people to lobby for a permit scheme but council bosses have said that the meeting rules means they may not necessarily be able to speak out.

A spokesman said: “Boston Borough Council would like to clarify that, whilst members of the public are most welcome to attend the meeting to listen to the presentation of the report and to the debate by the committee, there is no automatic right for any member of the public to speak or make any representation at the meeting.

“The chairman of the committee can invite limited questions from the public on the issues being discussed.

“However, this is strictly at the discretion of the chairman and subject to restrictions such as time allowance and the number of items on the agenda for that meeting.”

The meeting begins at 6.30pm at the Municipal Buildings in West Street.