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Meeting planned to discuss Crossrail impact
7:00am Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
A MEETING for Shenfield residents to hear about the impact of Crossrail will be held later this year.
Brentwood Council leader Louise McKinlay met the scheme’s chairman Terry Morgan last week to discuss the lack of information locals have been given about how the work will affect the town.
It was agreed a public meeting will be held in October or November for Crossrail to inform people about what will happen.
Mrs McKinlay said: “I am pleased Crossrail listened to and shared our concerns regarding communication and we will continue to press for the right information at the right time for all those who are affected by, or have an interest in, these developments.”
Kaye Thurgood, owner of Sincerely Yours in Hutton Road, also attended the meeting, to represent traders.
She said: “This is a good opportunity to work closely with the council to ensure that this major project will have lasting benefits for the traders and residents of Shenfield.
“I am pleased that the council is playing this role in helping to get the voices of Shenfield traders heard by Crossrail.”
But Lib Dem Shenfield councillor Graeme Clark said: “Louise McKinlay can invite who she wishes to a meeting, but it seems extremely odd to people outside that she wasn’t involving any local councillors in the discussion.”
Work on Crossrail is due to start towards the end of next year.
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