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The Case for Increased Investment in Rail for our Region

I never pass up an opportunity to lobby for extra rail investment for the region. With the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Transport now is the time to make the case again.

We already have a string of improvements in the pipeline:

BRABAZON ARENA CONSULTATION TO START

This is the email we received from YTL regarding the public consultation on their Brabazon Arena proposals. Make sure you have your say.

NUMBER 2 BUS CONSULTATION - RESPONSE FROM FIRST BUS

As residents will know First Bus ran a consultation on proposed changes to the No.2 bus route. On the whole the proposed changes have been rejected but there is a change to the Henbury & Brentry Area.

The full response is below:

GOOD NEWS IN THE CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

I am pleased that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

VANDALISM IN HENBURY AND BRENTRY

There has quite rightly been a lot of public outcry at a recent spate of mindless vandalism in Henbury & Brentry in the last few weeks.

We need to embrace Rail and plan for the future

Earlier today the West of England Combined Authority voted to approve the last £11m needed to pay for the reopening of the Henbury Rail line (part of the MetroWest rail programme).

A4018 Statement to Cabinet

The Mayor and his Cabinet have now formally approved the heavily revised scheme to ‘upgrade’ the A4018. I touched on this in my last newsletter. My colleagues and I are broadly supportive of most of the revised plans.