High speed link on the agenda

Contributed by editor on Nov 16, 2004 - 08:44 PM


The benefits of a fast rail service to London will be the key topic of debate when Shepway Council holds its fourth community meeting o­n Wednesday 24 November.

<IMG alt="" hspace=10 src="images/eurostar1.jpg" align=left vspace=10 border=0>The meeting at Woodward Hall, Church Street, The Bayle, Folkestone, is open to everyone and follows similar meetings in Sandgate, Stelling Minnis and Hawkinge, where Shepway residents had a chance to join in the debate.

“Previous community meetings have attracted between 40 and 60 members of the public and have had some very lively discussions. Members of the public are encouraged to contribute to the debate and ask questions, � said Jonathan Lund, the council’s Head of Administrative Services.

Representatives from the Strategic Rail Authority, Kent County Council, Folkestone Town Centre Management, Folkestone Town Council, the Shepway Business Forum and Rail Passenger Forum are also being invited to the meeting to give latest news and views about the high speed services.

“This is the first community meeting we have had in Folkestone and felt that the Rail for Folkestone campaign would be a good issue for debate,� said Jonathan.

The meeting starts at 7.00pm