Immigration protest planned for Boston

PLANS are underway for a static protest against immigration issues in Boston, it has been revealed.

Campaigner Dean Everitt is currently liasing with police over proposals to hold the demonstration outside the Assembly Rooms on November 18.

The decision to protest has been made following the publication of a report from Boston Borough Council into the social impact of population change in Boston.

The report made 28 recommendations to try to deal with issues stemming from an increase in population over the last 10 years, but Mr Everitt and other campaigners said fell short of tackling the real problems.

But Coun Paul Kenny, who chaired the committee which conducted the inquiry leading to the report, said people were still welcome to add their views - but urged them to have their say on the report rather than protest.

He told The Standard: “They have every right to do whatever they want to do, but if they have got any comments, they can come to the overview and scrutiny meeting on October 18 and put their views forward.

“I welcome the opportunity to get more opinions.”

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