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Welcome to the Essex Area of the Ramblers
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Message from the Chair
Network Rail Proposed Level Crossing Closures
As you will be aware the above has been a concern over many months.
The attached Network Rail link are the details just received concerning meeting arranged on the proposals?
Near 60 crossing in the Essex Area are affected.
The closure of these will fundamentally change walking routes we have always used and will have a major effect on our future rambling. To date we have no knowledge of what alternatives are being proposed, and it would seem these will only be made available at the public meetings. It is therefore of the greatest importance that everyone with an interest in rambling attend these meetings to voice their opinions and obtain as much information as possible.
Essex Area Ramblers will be attempting to obtain further information and will be coordinating a county wide response following the meetings. We note the second round of meetings is proposed for August / September.
The Essex Area website contains the email address of the Area Footpath Secretary and other officers and all walkers would be welcome to send their views for incorporation into our response.
This is an issue of major concern for all walkers in Essex. We need to react rapidly and positively in fighting this loss of our Rights of Way.
There are nearly 4000 Ramblers members in the Essex Area. If we all work together we can get what we want.
Alan Goffee - Chair Essex Ramblers