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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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Updates

2021-12-05 17:17:23 +0000

Hello to you all...

We are currently in the process of creating the Bridge 234 Preservation Society...

If you would like to join and help with our campaign please follow the link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/524396852153103/

Thank you

2021-09-17 14:14:49 +0100

You are making a difference and don't take my word for it, check out the meeting from yesterday using this link and fast forward to 2:01:15 for the applicable application.

https://youtu.be/4KBZq_wvy2k

Just listen to all the councillors passion in wanting to save this wonderful piece of our national railway heritage. Your voice, your vote has inspired that. You have an affect. Thank you.

Thank you for your continues support

Steve Giullari

Bourne History Group

2021-08-23 22:26:38 +0100

Hello Supporters

We had a public meeting last Thursday to look at ways of saving bridge 234 - We had a fantastic turnout.

I have included a link to the newspaper report

https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/future-of-bridge-discussed-at-meeting-9212745/

2021-07-25 11:57:12 +0100

Dear Supporters, you are making a difference, thank you

Bridge 234 was discussed once again at the skdc meeting - please use the link to watch the video (or just listen). It's a must watch and quite revealing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCcbk10x378

you can also read the article from the Stamford Mercury newpaper here

https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/bridge-demolition-is-a-cause-of-consternation-9208927/

Thank you for your continued support - you are making a real difference

Thanks

Steven Giullari

Bridge 23...4 the people!

2021-04-27 15:50:55 +0100

Apologies for not posting this sooner. We've been extremely busy behind the scenes trying to work out in which direction to go after the results from March 17th planning meeting.We believe the result of the meeting was quite positive despite the developers receiving planning approval, mainly because the key thing here is that the planning approval was conditional.The play area and the bridge, along with ecological survey will be called back into committee.If you would like to witness the contents of the meeting (recommended) follow this link to the March 17th planning meeting for S21/0113 (which included Bridge 234)
https://youtu.be/ungqgLkCKCw
starts from 0.3.40 - 2.33.05
At around 28 minutes the case officer talks about Bridge 234. He adds that there was significant representation (this petition was put forward, so thank you)

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