Interests: Bus, Rail, Road building, Traffic
Bristol and Bath Travel Area Campaign for Better Transport campaigns on local issues and supports the national organisation in pressing for sustainable transport.
Contact: Jenny Raggett
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Tel: 01225 867 351
November 2009: The successful campaign to defeat the Westbury eastern bypass has now been chronicled in a glossy full colour paperback, ‘The White Horse wins the day’. The book traces the origins of the campaign back to 1998 when protesters stood outside the planning conference in Westbury with a dinosaur model bearing the words ‘Prehistoric transport policy’. The story ends with the decision by the government in July this year to reject the planning application for the road.
Jenny Raggett, the book’s designer and joint editor said she wanted to describe the reasons for the road's rejection and "to record and celebrate the extraordinary determination and resourcefulness of hundreds of local people who opposed the bypass and raised most of the money and the moral force needed to defeat it".
The 26-page A4 format paperback costs £22 including post and packing and a contribution to help the Corridor Alliance pay off the costs of its campaign. You can order a copy.
July 2009: The group won its fight to protect the area by stopping the proposed Westbury bypass.