Richard Jackson and I would like to thank all of you who supported us in the County Council election on May 4th. We are honoured to work on behalf of all the residents of Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough (and Beeston West) for the next 4 years at County Hall.
Will all residents please be assured that your local Conservatives have fully investigated rumours, circulated on the Beeston Updated Facebook page, that our vital crossings will close in September 2017. We have again today been assured by Network Rail that the rumours are false and, because of the huge amount of objections from local residents and others, there will be further consultation should any formal proposals be made, and a public inquiry is highly likely.
The rail crossings consultation event at the Village Hall in Attenborough on Wednesday had a massive turnout from local residents in Attenborough and beyond. Network Rail presented details of options that they are looking to propose. We wait to see Network Rail’s next moves, but the strength of opinion will hopefully result in solutions that benefit all users of the crossings, and particularly those who need level access in and out of Attenborough. Watch this space.
We have again been alerted to a continuing scam.
Fraudsters are sending out emails purporting to be from a legitimate company called ‘UK Parking Control LTD (UKPC)’ stating that you have received a parking ticket. The fraudulent emails have titles such as ‘Parking Charge Reminder’ and are claiming you have parked on private land belonging to one of UKPC’s clients. The emails contain randomly generated reference numbers and a quote for a £90 charge.
The bottom of the email requests the victims to click on ‘payment options and photos’ for more information. Clicking on this link will result in the download of a file which contains a malware. The malware is designed to collect sensitive information such as banking details, passwords and payment authorisation codes.
If you receive one of these emails, delete the email and do not download any files, attachments or click on any links that the email contains.
We need a new Conservative administration at Nottinghamshire County Council who can ensure that this doesn’t happen. Within a few hours of the repair being finished on Meadow Lane (near High Road, Chilwell) it was breaking up.
Unanimous cross party support for my recommendation that Broxtowe Council responds to the Network Rail consultation asking for the crossings to remain open and improvements considered. Conservative leader Cllr Richard Jackson and the leaders of Labour and LibDems are going to sign the letter.
I gave a resume of the progress of the campaign so far and emphasized that all three crossings are important and vital in there own ways. I stressed that the Long Lane and Barratt Lane crossings are essential LEVEL routes OUT of the village for residents south of the railway line and especially if the road crossing is closed, and only the stepped bridge available. The road crossing is often closed for several minutes, and I have experienced a 20 minutes closure when the gates were not opened between trains. That issue has also being raised with Network Rail on a number of occasions.
If you haven’t responded to the consultation there is still time to do so; see Attenborough Crossings update below for details.
Please also sign our on-line petition at: http://bit.ly/2h8BYEz , 1,250 signatures so far!
Local Conservative Councillors have asked that the Network Rail Crossing Closure proposals are considered at the Broxtowe Borough Council Policy and Performance Committee at 7pm on January 18th. There is a public gallery for those residents who wish to see the debate.