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To: local/district council and potential developers

Preserve the last of our railway heritage - Bridge 234

Preserve the last of our railway heritage - Bridge 234

Ensure Bridge 234 is preserved as a monument to Bourne's railway heritage

Why is this important?

Since the 60's Bourne has lost its entire railway heritage. The few remaining buildings are private residences and at present a children's nursery.

Bridge 234 is perfectly located between the community of Bourne and that of Elsea Park. The bridge can stand as a monument to represent our lost railway heritage. The immediate area surrounding the bridge can become an area where locals and visitors alike can feel welcome and comfortable viewing this last public remnant of our golden railway age.

Bourne was a fourway line in Victorian times. The Bourne to Saxby line which included bridge 234 was the first complete system in England to be dismantled giving it national significance.

This is our last chance to save a piece of Bourne's history

Thank you

Bourne PE10, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • As a true Brunnian I am watching the town and surrounding areas I grew up in being destroyed by developers without regard for anything or anyone.
  • Important historical feature which should be left in place along with the wildlife area which surrounds it.
  • It’s important to save our history

Updates

2021-03-03 01:34:37 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-02-27 11:20:26 +0000

The Ancient Monuments Society have written to the planning case officer asking for the bridge to be retained as a historical piece.

Thank you AMS for your support

2021-02-26 21:09:56 +0000

Bridge 234 Update - We hope to have a first meeting with Bellway next week, as advised by the BTC.
It looks like the actual SKDC Planning Committee is on 17/03/21 - I will keep you posted if that changes

2021-02-07 07:27:26 +0000

500 signatures reached

2021-02-04 19:13:29 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-02-04 18:20:43 +0000

50 signatures reached

2021-02-04 18:02:13 +0000

25 signatures reached

2021-02-04 17:46:56 +0000

10 signatures reached