The message below has been received from Mr R. Harvey, a local resident.
Notice has been received from Bernard Jenkin MP’s office that he has received the following information:
“I’m going to put this in writing for you and Mr Harvey but Frating Abbey (E44) has now been removed from the scope of the level crossing closure project.”
It is not clear who has made this statement – presumably the Network Rail Parliamentary Liaison referred to previously – but it is good news, and shows that efforts have not gone unrewarded.
It is unclear where that leaves the other two crossings in Gt Bentley that Network Rail is planning to close and exactly what impact their closure would have, but at least the long-distance path has been saved.