Rail Haverhill Meeting Minutes (AGM)
17th July 2019 19.00-21:00
Marcus Field-Rayner, Nathan Clough, Cllr. John Burns, Cllr. Tony Brown, Cllr. Aaron Luccarini, Theresa Callaghan, Margaret Callaghan, Bob Green, Bob Edwards, Jennie Ellis-Edwards, Heike Sowa.
Dennis Wendell, Ian Hammond, Robert Washington
- The Group will continue as a steering group in collaboration with local and regional partners.
- Marcus and Nathan re-elected into existing positions, with Marcus taking on a permanent role as Chair following a period as Acting Chair.
- Treasurer role remains vacant
- Next Committee Meeting will take place on 14 October 2019
- AGM 2018 meeting notes verbally accepted (written notes not available)
- Marcus Field-Rayner re-elected as Chair
- Nathan Clough re-elected as Secretary
- Robert Washington will continue as the Group’s Social Media Officer
Meeting Notes from 22 May 2019
- Access to money for promotional materials non-existent
- Appetite for heavy rail
- Attended RailFuture AGM in Bury St Edmunds.
- Attended the Railtex Expo at the NEC in Birmingham – three tracked rail rolling stock manufacturers represented but no Bendy Bus contributors.
- Attended Sawston and Whittlesford Rail UIser Group – Aaron Neville attended from GreaterAnglia.
Future of Rail Haverhill
- A link between Haverhill and Cambridge is now included in the current Greater Cambridge plans.
- Inclusion in the Skanska Feasibility Study Report (dated November 2017) is an indication that our primary objective of awareness has been realised.
- Heike raised that we need to keep the pressure on to ensure traction is maintained.
- Supporting RailFuture East Anglia and Cambridge Connect likely the best future step.
- John – Work ongoing from West Suffolk Council and Haverhill Town Council, signs are good.
- Greater Cambridge Partnership looking into a metro to Fourwentways (3 sites being considered).
- 60,000 people in Haverhill in next 30 years.
- Decision to continue group.
- Focus meetings on what Haverhillians want.
- Greater Cambridge Partnership plan under consultation until September 27.
- A reported 3% improvement in traffic flow as a result of the Linton Traffic Light updates.