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Local Green Party Response to EWR

Lucy and Ben Alerting Residents of Ashburnham Road

If you would like to read the Luton and Bedfordshire Green Party’s responce to the East West Railway consultation, please Click the link below. We would like to thank everyone who has responded to the consultation, we will continue supporting residents threatened with demolition, campaigning against demolitions and more generally working to minimise adverse consequences. […]

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EWR Consultation

Lucy and Ben at Bedford Train station

Now it’s time to send responses to the East-West Rail consultation This is the big one! The deadline is this Wednesday 9 June. Don’t leave it too late. You can email your views to  If you email direct, tell them you are responding to the consultation. Or you could fill in parts of the form […]

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EWR Deadline to Respond Wednesday 9 June 2021

EWR Deadline to Respond Wednesday 9 June 2021 Please follow the following guidelines on how to respond to the East West Rail consultation. Thank you again for signing the Bedford Against Rail Demolitions petition. It was presented at the council meeting on Wednesday 2 June and both Cllr Bywater and Cllr Foley spoke supporting residents. All that […]

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EWR Demolition Petition

EWR Green Party Councillors outside threatened building

At the very end of March, Cllr Lucy Bywater and I were stunned to discover that dozens of residents of the ward we represent are in homes threatened with demolition (as well as dozens more just outside the ward). We KNOW it is perfectly possible for East West Rail (EWR) to achieve their goals without […]

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East West Rail Green Party Position Statement

East West Rail Bedford

Bedford Green Party view on East West Rail. Background: The Government decided to build “East West Rail” between Oxford and Cambridge passing through Bedford Borough. In 2009-10 there were plans to rebuild Bedford’s main station for East West Rail. Those didn’t involve demolishing any housing. The LibDem/Tory government cancelled them in 2010. In Spring 2019 […]

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East West Rail – We’ll Fight Demolition Threat

East West Rail

“There are several commercial and residential properties Ashburnham Road that may be affected and subject to demolition. Properties potentially affected include a doctors’ surgery, tyre centre, Polish community centre and some private residences.” Castle residents received this shocking message in an East West Rail leaflet. However, our councillors vowed to fight any demolition proposed. Ben […]

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