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Councillor Davod Harrison

Forging Relationships


It’s often been said that “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” that help you get on.

I do recognise the value of building good personal relationships and trust.

With this in mind, I was pleased to be a guest today at the Community Rail Showcase, held in Southampton.

My particular interest is in lobbying for the return of the passenger service along the Waterside railway line.

It’s about 15 years since I started campaigning for this and although lots of people have told me that it will never happen, I never give up on things I think are important.

It was really interesting learning about how community rail partnerships have improved other areas of the country.

The benefits of working together for a common cause are incredible.

There is a bit of a myth that the people who get involved are all railway enthusiasts… in fact, it’s more about what public transport done well can do for the community and it was significant that we had presentations from people unconnected to train operating companies, including bus operators and even a chap from hover travel.

Perhaps the most value today was meeting up with people who might be in a position to help with the campaign.

Today, was able to tell a representative from the Department of Transport how valuable our local project could be.

A number of other people in the railway business recognised me and were good enough to offer help and support.

There are a few things happening behind the scenes, including a plan to run a service along the line for one day this Autumn.

As always, I shall keep you posted as best I can, although I am not always able to provide an advanced share of the more sensitive stuff.


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