Reversing the Beeching cuts of the 1960s
As the first chairman of the Railways board, Richard Beeching axed thousands of miles of rail track. However the incredible Victorian infrastructure still remains for the most part and we'd like to see it re-purposed for 21-st century travel. We hope to create paths not just for cyclists but, more importantly, our paths will be accessible for disabled users as well as walkers and horse riders.
The need for safe and inclusive routes to get on with our
lives in an active, healthy and environmentally friendly way has never been as
great as it is today. Our disused
railways provide the perfect source for a safe, level off-road network linking
towns and villages across Somerset.
If you live anywhere between Henstridge and Bridgwater and feel that our proposal could affect you, either positively or negatively, please do take the survey that is relevant to where you live. Your opinions are important to us. These surveys will close on 20th April 2021