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Join the Godiva demonstration against new M6 link

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1 December: This Sunday Lady Godiva will ride again - opposing an unjustified and expensive Link Road being built through Lancashire.

Godiva DemoTransport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe (TSLM) are organising the demonstration to highlight that new plans for the £123 million Heysham M6 Link Road in Lancashire are being submitted to the Infrastructure Planning Commission. They say that the plans represent an unjustified burden on local taxpayers when better ways of relieving congestion would create more jobs and do less damage to a beautiful area of the country

As with many pet council road projects, the original consultation on the proposal was carried out in a way that seemed to be designed to reach only one conclusion, and campaigners also object to Lancashire County Council spending £12.3 million of its own money on the project while cutting local jobs and services

TSLM has launched an updated website this week, where you can find more details about the event - www.HeyshamM6Link.info

They say: "Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest at the unjust taxes her husband was extorting from his people. She's coming to Halton on Sunday 4th December to protest at the unjust taxes the people of Lancashire will have to pay for the unjustified and extortionate Link Road. Come and join her – and the people of Halton, Lancaster and Morecambe - to demonstrate against the new plans.

"New plans are being submitted now for the Heysham M6 Link Road, which

  • Still doesn’t solve congestion
  • Still doesn’t bring jobs
  • Still damages our communities
  • Still destroys our Green Belt
  • Still ignores alternatives that would work

"TSLM says: Cut tarmac, not services

  • The original consultation was a sham
  • Council shouldn’t waste £123 million – while cutting jobs & services
  • Lancashire taxpayers will have to pay £12.3 million PLUS any cost overruns

"Come and join a large group of residents and objectors gathering outside the Community Centre at Halton (Low Road) on Sunday 4th December at 11.30 and follow LADY GODIVA on horseback to the High Road and down the pavement opposite St Wilfrid’s."