Town issues raised at ‘Question Time’

TOWN centre drinking, crime and littering were some of the issues raised by people who attended a special meeting with Conservative Party bigwigs on Friday.

The ‘Question Time’ event, held at Fenside Community Centre, gave members of the public the chance to question a panel made up of Boston Borough Council leader Peter Bedford, housing portfolio holder Coun Mike Gilbert and Coun Richard Davies, the Conservative Party’s candidate for the Lincolnshire Police.

Issues included the Market Place layout, anti-social behaviour, cyclists using pedestrian areas, buses in Strait Bargate, crime statistics, illegal parking and road speed limits.

The meeting was organised by Coun Andrea Jenkyns and chaired by Dudley Bryant.

Mr Bryant said: “We had about 21 members of the public who brought up a variety of issues on a range of subjects.”

“Complaints were made about police response times to incidents of anti-social behaviour, drinking and littering.

“Town centre drinking was an issue raised, in particular, groups causing a nuisance in the Herbert Ingram Memorial area.”

Coun Jenkyns added: “People had a chance to be very honest about their thoughts. The councillors certainly had things to take away with them.”