Friday, 20 November 2009

County loses out on £17m

Now I can reveal what should have happened today and what actually happened:

Secretary of State for Transport; Lord Adonis came to Nottingham, along with the rest of the cabinet. His schedule before the meeting in the Albert Hall was to be as follows:

Nottingham Midland Station depart 09:25
Mansfield arrive 09:57
Announce £7m for a transport interchange
Mansfield depart 10:41
Hucknall arrive 10:56
Announce £10m for town centre improvements including a relief road
Hucknall depart 11:22 (by tram)
Theatre Square arrive 11:46 walk to Albert Hall

All this was cancelled due to the County's complete lack of commitment to integrated transport; i.e. the tram, the Gedling bus plug fiasco and withdrawal from the Local Transport Plan.

Instead I understand that he was entertained by the City Council and went for a tram ride through the city centre.

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