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DAVID BURROWES STATEMENT ON MEETING WITH NETWORK RAIL

on Wednesday, 06 April 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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Network Rail "contrite and constructive" in meeting with MP

 

Having held a public meeting to hold Network Rail to account for the destruction of trees in Grange Park and previuosly in Winchmore Hill, David Burrowes MP yesterday met with the Chief Executive David Higgins and the Heads of Engineering and Communications.

 

In a full and frank meeting lasting 1 1/2 hours Network Rail acknowledged serious failures in communication and the extent of destruction of trees. Agreement has been reached for a replanting scheme which, subject to local residents approval, will involve a significant number of replacement trees. Network Rail also agreed to disclose environmental assessments and to fully engage local representatives and residents in the replanting scheme. An assurance was given that land development was not a reason for the works and there are no plans for future development.

LETTER FROM THE DEPT OF TRANSPORT REGARDING NETWORK RAIL'S VEGETATION CLEARANCE

on Friday, 01 April 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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Below is a copy of the letter sent to Cllr Bond, Cabinet Member for Enviroment, on behalf of Enfield Council, to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Transport.

 

In return for two letters, there was one reply. Cllr Bond has kindly forwarded the letter so that it can be shared with the local community and has spoken of the Government's "breadtaking arrogance".

 

Have a read and see if you agree.

NETWORK RAIL MEETING: DENISE THOMPSON HAS FORM

on Thursday, 10 February 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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No agenda has been made available for the meeting with Network Rail on Friday February 11th.

 

The following people from Network Rail will be attending. 
Denise Thompson, Community Relations Manager LNE, Chris McDaid, Project Manager for the scheme, Martyn Wilson, Senior Earthworks Engineer and possibly the Senior Lineside Engineer.

DAVID BURROWES STATEMENT ON NETWORK RAIL TREE REMOVAL

on Saturday, 05 February 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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Removal of Trees and Woodland Beside Railway

I am extremely concerned about the wholesale destruction of trees and clearance of the woodland area along the railway from Green Dragon Lane through to Grange Park station and was concerned to see myself the devastation caused to the wonderful woodland area and wildlife habitat adjoining the railway embankment.  Sadly this is not the first time Network Rail have carried out such works without proper notification and consultation with the local community.  Residents in Winchmore Hill have already suffered similar tree losses and I understand Cuffley residents are in a similar position further up the line.

Network Rail Petition

on Friday, 04 February 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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N21online.com has set up a petition to deliver to Network Rail. It reads:

We, the undersigned, wish to register our complaints about the destruction of the natural habitat in the vicinity of Green Dragon Lane; by National Rail, which was undertaken without consultation with local residents".

You can sign the petition in shops in the Grangeway or by sending your address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AN OPEN LETTER TO DAVID HIGGINS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE NETWORK RAIL

on Friday, 04 February 2011. Posted in Network Rail

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AN OPEN LETTER TO DAVID HIGGINS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE NETWORK RAIL


Network Rail
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG                                                                                                                          3.2.11

Dear Mr Higgins,


Woodland Clearance: Grange Park London N21

On 10th January 2011, contractors working for Network Rail started clearance work on the trees and shrubs in a relatively large area next to the railway line in Grange Park, London N21. This area was an important local wildlife habitat, provided cover from the sight and noise of the railway for many surrounding houses and contributed to the overall attractiveness of Grange Park.