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Support the building of a replacement Hackbridge railway bridge

This petition had 526 supporters

The 100 Acre and Irrigation bridges over the railway north of Hackbridge are being demolished by Network Rail in early 2017.  This is despite more than 1000 people signing our petition to have them saved because of the role they can play in providing public access to the newly restored Beddington Farmlands when it opens.  The bridges connect a vast area of green space - three times the size of Hyde Park - right at the heart of the Wandle Valley Regional Park.

We share the dismay at Network Rail's decision and Sutton Council's failure to act to save the existing bridges.  We now call upon Sutton Council to commit to supporting construction of a new replacement bridge. 

A replacement bridge will help meet the aims of the emerging Neighbourhood Plan being prepared by the Hackbridge community to open up this large area of open space.  It will also serve the needs of a new school being built by Sutton Council on open land right next to where a bridge will be needed.  We believe it a fitting investment for this key location in the Wandle Valley Regional Park.

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