COUNCIL COMES ON BOARD The campaign to restore a passenger service along the Wa…

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COUNCIL COMES ON BOARD

The campaign to restore a passenger service along the Waterside railway line is gathering pace.

A few weeks ago, Marchwood Parish Council voted to support the project.

Last week, Hythe and Dibden parish Council voted unanimously to throw their support behind the project.

I am hoping that Totton & Eling Town Council will follow suit, as well as Fawley Parish Council. Nick Farthing, Chairman of the very successful Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership has very kindly offered to present an overview of the project and what it will deliver and has already done so for the two Councils that have decided to support.

I will be seeking to persuade the majority of Councillors at New Forest District Council to support. Some of them, including Conservative Councillor, Sue Bennison, (Marchwood) is resistant and has lobbied hard to prevent it from ever happening.

The key to getting this to happen is in getting Hampshire County Council to support the scheme. I have tried several times and different ways to get them to shift their position from "neutral" to "support". I will keep pushing. It certainly helps to have the support of the Towns and Parishes!

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