Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Woodhead Tunnel

Following on from a first flag of the issue in July, and it been raised in a whole host of other places since then, it is good to see that there is now a campaign group running to Save the Woodhead Tunnel which will have a meeting to get people involved in the Campaign this Tuesday (18th December) evening.

The campaign also has a website at http://savethewoodheadtunnel.blogspot.com which list's 4 things you can do to help the campaign which are :

"1. Keep visiting the save the Woodhead Tunnel website and sign the 10 Downing Street online petition to re-open the route.
2. Write to National Grid asking them to reconsider their decision and back the re-opening of the tunnel for rail: National Grid, Lakeside House, The Lakes, Northampton NN4 7SN
3. Get involved in the Save the Woodhead Tunnel Campaign and help make your voice heard - send us an email if you want to find out more, including details of forthcoming meetings. Download our leaflet here & print off copies for distribution to as many people as you can.
4. Write to Ruth Kelly MP, Secretary of State for Transport asking her to save the route (Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DR) & write to your MP to ask them to sign Graham Stringer MP's Early Day Motion number 459."

The last point on the list of the things you can do to help with regards to the Early Day Motion has already been done by local MP Tom Levitt, and also marks the second good thing that I have seen done in recent week by Manchester Blackley MP Graham Stringer who started the early day motion in Parliament.

The meeting take place this Tuesday evening at 7.00pm in Glossop's Bredbury House, please go along and attend the meeting if you can, unfortunately I can't due to it clashing with the Christmas Full Council Meeting which also take place tonight, but I am sure from the various places that have flagged the issue up there will be a good attendance.

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