Free passage over the bridge has now been given only to very local people but not to people living nearby, Our friends from Northwich, Frodsham, Daresbury, Helsby, Speke, Prescott, St Helens, Penketh, Warrington and many other people living in the area will still have to pay to go to work, shopping, visit relatives, visit Liverpool and the airport.
These bridges will be part of the English road system and must not be tolled.
This could happen in YOUR AREA SOON!!
To: The Government / Halton Borough Council
Halton Against Tolls
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Not to charge tolls to use an existing bridge. The Runcorn Bridge, also known as The Silver Jubilee Bridge has never been tolled but the government insist that once the new bridge is built in 2015/17 then the old existing bridge must also be tolled. An existing bridge has never been tolled in Britain before and we cannot see why this one should be.
Why is this important?
The Runcorn Bridge connects two parts of the same town, Runcorn and Widnes, known collectively as Halton. The cost to local people who must use this bridge to go to work, to the hospital, to local shops, ice rink, cinema, cemetery, to Liverpool City and Airport, visit relations and many other reasons, the people of Halton will have to pay a local tax otherwise known as a toll. A voucher system has been offered giving locals a small discount but the bridge should be toll free for all.