Suggitt's Lane Protest

I strongly object to plans to close Suggitt's Lane crossing and joined protesters on Saturday to oppose the ludicrous idea.

I have met with Network Rail and pointed out to them some of the inaccuracies that they had made in their original letter to me and I have stressed the inconvenience that this will cause to many residents.

There are no alternatives to this crossing and people should not be expected to walk to Fuller Street Bridge and then back on themselves to access this area.

I met with the Rail Minister earlier this week and I am hoping that he will be able to use his influence, but the decision lies with Network Rail.

They need to be looking at other safety measures that can be used, such as installing warning lights or interlocking gates.

Bringing the speed of the trains down to 20mph would also be measure that could be used.