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Time is running out: Please sign the petition

Names on a petition to make a bid for money for Boston from a Government fund to build new roads has topped 1,000.

Transport for Boston click here for web form This link opens in a new browser window

There is still time to add your support for a new road to help relieve town centre traffic congestion, and more names are needed.

Boston Borough Council Leader, Cllr Michael Cooper, said: "I have heard, over the years, many comments about the anguish caused by traffic congestion in Boston town centre. To an extent we are in a better position than others as we already have an agreed plan for enabling some of this traffic not to have to come through the town centre. The corridor for this new road is agreed and protected. What is needed now is the funding, and this is a real chance to progress this. We have got off to a good start, but more signatures are needed if we are to go to the Transport Minister with a petition to impress. If you have not already signed the petition - online or a paper copy - please do so as quickly as you can. I know this is an issue close to many people's hearts, and this is a real opportunity to make your voice heard."

So far 1,277 have signed the petition, either online or on paper. You can sign online using the link above or sign a paper petition at Municipal Buildings, the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex or the Guildhall. Or you can request a petition form to gather signatures, as they did at Old Leake Post Office. Contact Emma Staff on 01205 314216 or email emma.staff@boston.gov.uk

Boston Borough Council is backing the Boston Standard campaign to harness public support for a fair share of funding for Boston. The Government is to announce this summer which schemes, valued from £20 million up to £100 million, have been selected for cash from the National Roads Fund. A successful Boston bid, either at this stage or in the future, would help speed the already-planned distributor road which otherwise might not be substantially complete for years to come.

The campaign also has support from MP Matt Warman, Lincolnshire County Council,  Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has welcomed the "vigorous campaign".