Fish and chip shop owner fears roadworks will ‘ruin’ him

Owner of Andy's Fish Bar, Tattershall Road, Boston, Andy Kyriacou outside his chippy where there will be road works taking place which he says will severely affect his business.

Owner of Andy's Fish Bar, Tattershall Road, Boston, Andy Kyriacou outside his chippy where there will be road works taking place which he says will severely affect his business.

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A Boston fish and chip shop owner claims roadworks for a new housing development near his premises could ruin his business.

Building work for a Chesnut Homes housing development will see a one-way system in place on Tattershall Road for five weeks from Monday

Traffic will be able to enter the road at Sluice Bridge but anyone making the reverse journey faces a long diversion via Rawsons Lane, Horncastle Road and Norfolk Street.

Businesses and residents affected have been invited to a meeting tonight (Wednesday) to discuss the impact.

“If it’s only going to be a one-way system, it’s going to ruin us,” said Andy Kyriacou, owner of Andy’s Fish Bar, in Tattershall Road.

Mr Kyriacou believes the diversion and potential congestion could add up to an hour on each delivery journey and that of customers visiting from the outskirts of town.

“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “Customers aren’t going to want to come here if they have such a long journey just to get back. The county council are useless and I don’t think it’s been very well organised.

“I’m really worried about how this is going to affect us but the council doesn’t bother to consider us.”

Mr Kyriacou added: “I don’t know why they can’t just use traffic lights instead of making it one way.”

Boston borough councillor Carol Taylor is concerned about the impact of the roadworks as the road is used by about 25,000 vehicles a week.

She has organised a meeting with the developer to discuss the plans.

It takes place tonight (Wednesday) at the Unicorn Inn, in Tattershall Road, from 6pm.