Ensure Fisherman's Path railway crossing in Freshfield is reopened

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A couple of weeks ago a person unknown was subject to a near miss incident at the Fisherman's Path unmanned railway crossing in Freshfield, Merseyside L37 1XX. At the time Merseyrail applied to Sefton Council for a 21 day emergency closure of the crossing so they could investigate the reason why the event occurred. Without further consultation Sefton Council awarded the closure for the 21 day period and it has remained closed until further notice. This temporary closure has severed a well used local traffic free route that connects Formby and Freshfield with Southport via Sustrans Route 810 for many cyclists, runners, walkers and dog walkers. 

On Wednesday 20th September 2017 Network Rail will be presenting a case to try to permanently close this well used crossing for fear of more accidents in the future. It has been seen that the majority of public users of this crossing use it in a safe and responsible manner and if the crossing was permanently closed it would be a great loss to our community.  

To try to ensure that this route is reopened at the soonest opportunity please sign this petition that will be used in the defence of our public right of way to remain open.

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