...while campaign group will head to National Highways’ HQ

...while campaign group will head to National Highways’ HQ

by Tom Martin (August 2022)

CAMPAIGNERS from Save Rimrose Valley are hitting the road to hold a demonstration outside the National Highways regional headquarters in Manchester.

A coach will be setting off on Friday, August 26 to take more than 60 people down the M62 to take part on the protest.

The group are trying to persuade National Highways to scrap its plan to build a new road through Rimrose Valley Country Park.

When in Manchester, letters and materials produced by local school children will be handed out to try and raise awareness of the campaign.

Stuart Bennett said: “We’re really excited to be taking our message direct to National Highways.

“We’ll march through Manchester city centre to hand over some amazing letters and pictures prepared by local schoolchildren.

“These show just how much they care about Rimrose Valley so we hope they will strike a chord with senior management at National Highways.

“There are a handful of seats remaining on the coach, so if anyone wants to join us, they need to book quickly. This will be a positive and fun day out for old and young alike, but we’ll be delivering a serious message.

“It is completely unacceptable to be trashing a country park to enable more HGVs and traffic on our roads.

“We need better solutions which respect our local environment, our communities, our health and wellbeing and the planet. Roads do none of these things. Continued delays to this project are an indication of just how unpopular it has become, but we must keep up the fight until this scheme is cancelled.”

To book a seat, visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-demo-tickets-382820074147

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