South Norfolk Council

12th December 2017

Last week, I visited the South Norfolk Council offices in Long Stratton, along with South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon, to receive a briefing about a number of key areas concerning the District Council.

Of particular interest to me were issues affecting the parts of the district that fall within my constituency (such as Wymondham, Hingham and Wicklewood), and I took the opportunity to raise once again the very serious access problem affecting Wymondham Railway Station.

The Railway Station is relied upon by many within our local community and it is simply unacceptable that there remains no disabled access for Platform 2. I have witnessed first-hand the difficulties that disabled people, as well as those with bikes or pushchairs, encounter when trying to use Platform 2 – with many now opting to travel on to Attleborough (and in some cases Norwich!) in order to make use of the disabled access facilities there.

Having taken a deep interest in this issue for quite some time, I intend to convene another roundtable with the interested parties to try and finally get this matter resolved.

I also want to use that meeting to highlight the concerns of some in our community about the new Silfield Road Cycle Path. Currently, when cyclists (especially youngsters on their way to school) reach the end of the path, they are then forced to bike on the road and under the railway bridge. This is clearly very dangerous, and I hope to be able to bring about a better solution in the not too distant future.

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