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Labour demand council leader guarantees reopening of Maid Marian and Robin Hood Lines

Deputy Leader of the Labour Group and Member for Ollerton Cllr Mike Pringle will call on Cllr Ben Bradley who currently leads Nottinghamshire County Council to personally guarantee the reopening of the Robin Hood and Maid Marian train lines, which serve predominantly the North of Nottinghamshire.

 

During the County Council’s Full Council meeting, due to take place on Thursday 25 November 2021, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group and Member for Ollerton Cllr Mike Pringle will call on Cllr Ben Bradley who currently leads Nottinghamshire County Council to personally guarantee the reopening of the Robin Hood and Maid Marian train lines, which serve predominantly the North of Nottinghamshire.

Speaking ahead of the meeting Cllr Pringle said

“Today we will be debating the Nottinghamshire Plan, which sets out this Council’s vision for our residents for the next 10 years.

“We can’t achieve that alone, we need investment in infrastructure to make it happen and what was missing from last week’s rail plan announcement was the fact that the really precious local rail connections which are needed to connect some of the more cut off villages to the rest of the County, namely the Robin Hood and Main Marian train lines, have not had funding guaranteed to them yet.

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“Today I’m calling on Cllr Ben Bradley to make this commitment to Members in the Chamber, and to the public, that the funding will be secured and that the Robin Hood and Main Marian train lines will be reopened.

“I make no apologies for being somewhat parochial about this, for my residents in Ollerton, and on behalf of other communities who need that connectivity and frankly after years of underinvestment in public transport, deserve it.

As Cllr Bradley is both MP for Mansfield and Leader of this Council, I know he’ll want to make this commitment to our residents – our young people need to be connected to better opportunities all around, we need to be able to grow our local economies and we all need to be able to access the best of what Nottinghamshire has to offer up and down the County”

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