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Walking and cycling: “ESCC’s lack of ambition dispiriting”

Funding for walking and cycling infrastructure provided by the transport ministry’s Emergency Active Travel Fund has given East Sussex County Council the opportunity to demonstrate its ambitions for creating safe and practical transport arrangements for pedestrians and cyclists alongside the traditionally prioritised road traffic. After years of interacting with the county council, however, cycling enthusiast Tim Godwin has lost all faith in its ability to provide good walking and cycling solutions. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:32 Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 In: Transport Tags: active travel Department for Transport ESCC Nick Terdre Tim Godwin
Celebrating the opening of Combe Valley Way: in the middle wearing a brown suit, ESCC leader Keith Glazier; on his right, ESCC chief executive Becky Shaw, on his left, Julian Crampton, Sea Change Sussex chairman. To the right, holding the end of the banner and wearing a blue striped tie, Rupert Clubb, director for communities, economy and transport, on his left, Carl Maynard, lead member for transport and the environment, and second from the end, Bob Pape, ESCC project manager for the road construction (photo: ESCC).

Bexhill Hastings Link Road opens

After decades of debate and dispute at local and national level – and between our government’s departments – the Bexhill Hastings Link Road has now, for better or for worse, finally opened. Claims of new jobs, ease of traffic flow, development plans and a better economy for everyone, all of which have been vociferously debated at every stage, will now have the chance to be proven. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Marshlink and other rail issues in the spotlight

The Marshlink line ends the year on a high, with regular Sunday services returning to Three Oaks and Winchelsea as from 13 December. The news was released by Kevin Boorman, chair of the Marshlink line community rail partnership. Meanwhile MP Amber Rudd is campaigning on three rail fronts. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:22 Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Amber Rudd Captain Pugwash Department for Transport Govia Thameslink Railway high-speed rail Kevin Boorman Marshlink Nick Terdre Southern rail university of brighton Unizone

Extra funding requested for link road

Extra funds are required for the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road – they are included in the draft budget which East Sussex County Council will vote on next month. Meanwhile the opening of the road has been indefinite

Verdicts awaited in final road protest trials

The trials – six in all – arising from protest actions against the controversial Bexhill-Hastings Link Road have now come to an end, though verdicts are still outstanding in a couple. Nick Terdre reports.

DfT Protest

DfT reveals BHLR recommendations

Following a decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Department for Transport (DfT) has now released the withheld recommendations from their report on the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR), writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Toeing the line…

On Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April, anti-Link Road protestors marched to the Department for Transport (DfT) to demand the full DfT report on the Link Road was made available to the public. HOT’s Erica Smith put her cards on the table and joined ‘Operation Disclosure’ to search for the uncensored DfT report.

Local residents blow whistles in the snow to stop the Link Road

Today, Monday 11 March, opponents of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) braved the snow to blow whistles outside the local Department for Transport (DfT) office in Hastings – and leafleted workers going into the DfT’s Information Rights. The action launched a call for DfT workers to “Blow the Whistle on the Link Road” by leaking the Department’s blacked-out recommendations about whether or not to fund the £100m project. HOT’s Erica Smith applauds the campaigners for another creative protest.

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