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Rottington Beck Bridge

Having said last month that the bridge was going to be a steel construction, we are now told it will be wood. This will be quicker to manufacture and the large span – 14 metres, means that the abutments can be back from the beck banks, so no time-consuming reinforcement needed. Provisional date for opening is Early April.

Train service improvements

The Parish Council is a corporate member of FLAG- The Furness Line Action Group, which encourages and support use of the Cumbria Coast Line. The latest information we have from them is an additional train is now running south to Barrow; it is 13.07 Mon-Fri, and 13.01 Sat. It used to terminate at Whitehaven, but now runs through to Lancaster. This now makes 21 stopping trains a day at St Bees. Figures released by the office of railways show that use of St Bees station has increased from steadily from 27,646 journeys in 2004/5 to 49,410 in 2010/11. One platform has been installed with a new access hump and the platform extended, and the old waiting shelters have been replaced with new wooden structures.

Cumbria Coastal way

There is currently a project underway by Natural England to improve access to the coast between St Bees and Silecroft. They have been obliged to do this under the Marine and Costal Access Act 2009. As part of the consultation process a public “drop in session” is to be held at The Seacote Hotel on Wednesday 20 th March 12.00 – 8 p.m. The NFU, Country landowners Association and the County Council will there to explain the project and answer questions. Further information is available on the internet at www.naturalengland.org.uk/coastalaccess.

Cycling to Sellafield

Judging by the copies sent to the parish clerk, a number of people managed to respond, some with a great deal on information, before the 8 th Feb deadline. The parish council is involved in local consultation on the effects of changes to travel and traffic patterns due to the Sellafield security project, and we welcome any suggestions about how to manage the traffic, and improve travel to Sellafield, which can be submitted to the clerk.