WATERSIDE RAILWAY: HYTHE & DIBDEN SAY "YES" I am delighted to have wi…
WATERSIDE RAILWAY: HYTHE & DIBDEN SAY "YES"
I am delighted to have witnessed a meeting of Hythe & Dibden Parish Council tonight, which debated the campaign to restore a passenger service along the Waterside railway line.
The meeting heard from two objectors, one of which was a Conservative Councillor from Marchwood. It also heard a presentation from Nick Farthing, Chairman of the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership.
After questions and a debate, a proposal was put forward that the Council supports the project. Every Councillor present voted in favour!
The project now enjoys the backing of Marchwood Parish Council and Hythe & Dibden Parish Council.
Fawley Parish Council & Totton & Eling Town Council have been offered the opportunity to receive the presentation.
New Forest District Council haven't decided whether to support the project. Hampshire County Council are also non committal. It is believed that the local MP has still to make his mind up.
Councillor David Harrison says "I am thrilled to see such strong support from all the Parish Councillors. I think they appreciate all the benefits that a rail service would bring. There are still a lot of details to be worked through, but I genuinely believe that we could see a service running within the next three to five years".
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