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BBC Radio Lincolnshire to broadcast live from Romania with Scott Dalton

By AlexColman  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

BBC Radio Lincolnshire to broadcast live from Romania with Scott Dalton
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BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show presenter Scott Dalton is to present the programme live from Romania this Thursday, as part of a week looking at the impact immigration has had on Lincolnshire.

Regulations are being relaxed in the New Year making it easier for people to come to work in the UK, so Scott will be broadcasting live from the city of Cluj to try and find out whether a new wave of migrants will be making the trip to Lincolnshire.

Scott was born in and still lives in Boston, which is one of the areas most affected by immigration in the country. He'll travel from Boston to the Balkans along with reporter Jess Quayle to find out what might happen in 2014.

Scott comments: "My home town of Boston and neighbouring South Holland have seen some of the highest percentage increases in population in the country, based on the last set of Census results.

"During the week we are looking at the issue from all angles and exploring all the views. For example, while some companies say they rely on the migrants to do certain types of work, the pace of change and rise in population has led to many local residents raising concerns that the town just hasn't been able to cope with the pressures on services.

"It is a very emotive issue and a key one for many of our listeners so that's why we're heading for Romania to get a feel for what might happen when regulations are relaxed in 2014," he added.

Managing editor of BBC Radio Lincolnshire Charlie Partridge said: "Whenever we speak about immigration we get a big response from our listeners. Being a Boston lad born and bred, Scott knows some of the key concerns raised by people in Lincolnshire about the issue and will be trying to get to the bottom of some of the them and discover what's likely to happen next year.

"It's vital for a radio station like us being at the heart of our communities to tackle issues like this on behalf of our listeners," Charlie added.

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