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Station Footbridge Repair

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 24 February 2010

This is a petition on behalf of the people of Watchet and the West Somerset railway, signed by 1,200 of my constituents.

The petition states:

The Petition of Residents of Watchet and others,

Declares that the footbridge at Watchet station is closed at present, because it is unsafe to use; declares that the closure is seriously inconvenient to residents and could endanger safety; further declares that there is a risk that the footbridge at Watchet station will be lost permanently, because insufficient funds are available for its safe repair and maintenance.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take steps to assist and encourage the West Somerset District Council to repair the footbridge as soon as possible.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

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