After 60 years of waiting, Stroud Green has finally been promised a new fence for the railway bridge at Oakfield Road. Following months of campaigning, recently elected councillors Ed Butcher, Laura Edge and Richard Wilson have secured a commitment from Network Rail to replace the dilapidated railway Bridge fence.
Cllr Butcher says: “While out collecting petition signatures, one resident told me she remembers the original fence being removed for the war effort! I am so pleased that pressure from us and residents has made this happen. A new fence for the bridge is long overdue.”
Cllr Wilson adds: “The rusty corrugated iron bridge is quite frankly an eyesore and local people we’ve spoken to have been badgering the rail authorities to do something about it for decades.”
Their campaign included a 20-page petition to the former Transport Secretary Alistair Darling and getting Lynne Featherstone MP to weigh in on the issue with her formidable campaigning power.
“The Stroud Green Lib Dem team asked me to help as part of their constant pressure on Network Rail over this eyesore. It’s fantastic that they’ve accomplished something so significant so soon,” says local MP Lynne Featherstone.