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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Save the Woodhead Tunnel October 2008 newsletter

Save the Woodhead Campaign at the Penistone Show
There was a big turnout for the Save the Woodhead Tunnel Campaign stall at this year's Penistone Show. As you can see (1, 2) we had a great time with 290 petition signatures, £37 raised, lots of good conversations and most of our rather great badges taken.
We're looking to organise a meeting in Penistone sometime in the future, so if you're interested in helping out get in touch.

Meeting with the minister
On October 7th, Sheffield MP Angela Smith met with Lord Adonis, the new Minister for Transport, to discuss re-opening the Woodhead Tunnel. Also in attendance were representatives from Friends of the Peak District, Freight on Rail and Campaign for Better Transport (formerly Transport 2000). We'll be reporting on the outcome of the meeting and its implications soon after we've met with attendees.

Next Meeting
The next Save the Woodhead Tunnel campaign meeting is 7.30pm Thursday 16th October at the Prince of Wales pub, Milltown, Glossop SK13 8PX. The venue is just round the corner from Glossop station and on a main bus route. We'll be discussing the meeting with Lord Adonis and the future of the campaign. All welcome.

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