Interests: Bus, Rail, Road building, Traffic
Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport campaigns on local issues and supports the national organisation in pressing for sustainable transport.
Contact: David Thornhill
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Tel: 0115 911 7261
February 2016: Nottinghamshire Campaign for Better Transport has appeared in the local press commenting on the proposed pedestrianisation of Collin Street.
June 2009: The group has been busy getting in touch with the Evening Post about plans for the tram service and the Department for Transport about Sunday train services.
The group is fighting to save the promised extention to the successful Nottingham tram. The new leader of the county council is threatening to ditch the project.
May 2009: The group wrote to the Government to try to improve Sunday rail services.
November 2008: The group issued a strong press release condemning the Government support for dualling the A46.
October 2008: The campaign against the proposed local rail cuts is gathering momentum. With the timetable now in the public domain, commuters are suddenly realising that they have a problem and there are commuters travelling to Bottesford especially, where there is no alternative bus service, who have no car and may lose their jobs from December as there is no way they can get home (a group of commuters has created an online petition). Nottinghamshire Better Transport has been flooded with hardship emails.
We have written to the DfT (pdf) regarding this issue, asking it to instruct East Midlands Trains to reverse the cuts to commuter services. Through the campaign we have involved local government officers, but we have now escalated this to senior officers and the portfolio holder responsible for transport (pdf) as well as to the MP for Bottesford, Alan Duncan (pdf) and the new Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon (pdf), who happens to be a Nottinghamshire MP.
September 2008: The local campaign against the train service cuts to local stations is having mixed results. There is concern over poor responses from some MPs but without Nottinghamshire Better Transport many local travellers or parish councils would have been oblivious to the planned cuts. Full marks to the village of Aslockton for taking Nottinghamshire Better Transport's campaign forward and conducting a superb local campaign. East Midlands Trains has now agreed to stop a key commuter train at Aslockton.
If the rail cuts were not enough, the same transport corridor is seeing some bus services axed too, with a few early and late services to be withdrawn later this month.
April 2008: Changes to rail ticketing in Nottinghamshire mean that some passengers will be subject to much higher fares. The group has produced a press release to highlight the issue.
December 2007: Working with others in the region, the group wrote to the train companies to express concern with the draft train timetable. The group will now lobby MPs and the Department for Transport to improve it.
September 2007: The group has posted a video online: