Fleur BouquetPlease don't give up on us George ... you and your colleagues are doing an incredible job ... the time and effort you put into this is much appreciated. 👏
14 hours ago · 1
Bobbie GouldIt takes dedication determination and definitely patience as well as people skills to be able to take on your role to name but a few more qualities you have them George and it is appreciated by many of us your colleagues too
11 hours ago · 3
Paul FlanaganWell said George. In the words of Lawrence of Arabia - "Take no prisoners!" 😉
Vincent OffordMany thanks unto Crossing Team for updates.
Sadly the attendance was very poor.
The impact on certain parts of Thurrock has not sunk in yet.
Infrastructure break down
Possible 30000 New Homes
A1089 Spaghetti Junction at Baker Street.
Kelley MacNabIt's only just come up on my news feed now.... very odd. And I'm on FB at various times of the day, everyday.
15 hours ago
Vincent OffordHi Meeting feed went on some time ago. Couple of repeats. I would be interested if you did not see originals.
I use 20 local feeds and response was pretty positive but results have proved otherwise.
Again thanks to Crossing team for updates.
15 hours ago · 1
Geraldine RiddlesSorry, I was on holiday, otherwise I would have been there. I can't understand why so many people still do not realise what this is all about, and how it will affect them.
Trying to put on another event in June post election.
10 hours ago · 1
Roger SladeGood work organising this Vince. Great shame there were not more attendees. We would be happy to return. I fear that many people will not realise the immense changes this proposed crossing will bring to Thurrock until they see it actually in place.
Collins ChrisI had one taken down because it was political even though it related to the bridge!
1 day ago
Matt JacksonGuys, the simple matter is... this wall is becoming cluttered with opinions and noise that should be vented via your own walls... this group is here to act as a 'united voice' for the objection of Route 3 or any crossings in thurrock...
with constant bickering about politics, whos using the crossing in their manifesto, whos not... bottom line... if any of this has little or no effect on our quest, dont post it.
posts which will remain are ones that show some evidence or have credibility in fighting Route 3 (as this is the chosen route)... Posts of friendly support and encouragement, sharing information that maybe the admin team arent aware of, that may help fight this route.
We as a team must ride above the snipes and games politics will bring... ultimately none of this will change the fight we have on our hands...
only you can make that change happen...
Please look at the home page of www.thamescrossingactiongroup.com
you may be able to lend a hand???
1 day ago · 4
Eric ToddClosing A + E but building more houses. Closing hospitals to build more houses. The new crossing will attract more houses. Something wrong here. Cant quite put my finger on it. NOT.
Matt Jacksonim not admin... take a look at the membership.
this group does not have the capacity to tackle every single issue that could effect route 3
unless more of you come on board and take that particular task on, however ridiculous you may find it, a select few admin of a particular group cant fix all the problems in essex and kent.
the remit of this group remains focused on dealing with route 3 however im sure they like me do appreciate there is a link.
Madeleine EmmersonWhy can admin not simply allow the posts as being possibly pertinent information and future fight fodder but switch off comments? Thus keeping things shorter and sweeter. Leave comments for the posts they want feedback on. Simple.
1 day ago · 3
Matt JacksonGood Morning all, i guess a lot of this comes down to how much time each of the admin team of the group have to constantly tackle the myriad of posts that occur in a group of this size.
the complication of one post being allowed and then deleted comes down to who is available to discuss at any given time.. i imagine this is a complete animal to monitor...
it turns out yesterday most of the admin team was running a meeting in little thurrock.. so was unable to get back on here to close off comments on a number of posts.
issues that are happening across the nhs trust will form part of the overall discussion when it comes to growth and development. the group is a long way off from having that discussion at this current time - the GE isnt helping matters with any of this to be fair.
at this stage, as george alluded to in one of his posts, was the challenge on our hands right now in thurrock and kent is to challenge highways england / uk government over the appalling way the 2016 consultation was carried out.
Of the consultation feedback roughly 13,000 thurrock people feel ignored of their voice and opinion. while highways england grouped these ~13000 responses to represent 1... when you consider the impact this has on the overall consultation (total number of responses was ~43000)... 13k represents a large number (nearly 1/3).
this is a significant issue, coupled with the way the consultation was conducted...
ie not providing enough handouts at info events, closing events early, biased questioning with a focus to option c, while not mentioning any other option that was currently open.
using varied cost benefit ratios with a bias towards one particular route... you could say the writing was on the wall...
so this is kinda where we're at... (the lobby group - that also includes many of the admin team of this group).
ive been challenging this crossing issue since 2008-9 when our ward cllr at the time (Mike Revell) suggested this would just go away...
i hope that goes some way in clearing up my blunt response yesterday 🙂