New website launched for Strawberry Line to Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 November 2018

The entrance to the Srawberry Line nature trail. Picture: Steve Bridger

The entrance to the Srawberry Line nature trail. Picture: Steve Bridger

Steve Bridger.

A campaign to create a vital pedestrian link has taken the next steps to promote its aims.

The Strawberry Line to Clevedon group has released its website which will create a platform for the initiative to promote its efforts and to expand on its plans.

It is the group’s aim to extend the Strawberry Line – which runs from Cheddar to Yatton – to give people in Clevedon and the surrounding villages a safe, traffic-free route to work and school.

The website, which has now gone live, enables people to register for an e-newsletter which will include the latest news and progress as well as encouraging them to sign a petition to urge the government to look at the proposal.

The group received backing from Clevedon Town Council which it hoped would pressurise North Somerset Council to act.

People are also encouraged to submit, through the website, how the area would benefit from the route – this information will be used at a public enquiry at a later date.

It also has details about the proposal of a Weston to Clevedon link through the extension of the Brean to Weston bike route.

This is one of two major developments in the campaign.

The forum have teamed up with a filmmaker to create a short reel, which is entering the final editing stages, to show at the Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road.

Filmmaker Ed Sells said: “The film is short, but we hope to cover a range of social issues which this project touches on.

“Clevedon is already cut off from the perspective of any green transport links – a situation which worsens for residents as population and traffic grows.

“Narrow and busy roads in and out make cycling and walking very dangerous.

“It is a problem which can only be solved with more infrastructure – which of course carries its own friction with those who would need to give up their land for it to happen.

“But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, held by a growing group of residents who know it is possible, necessary and potentially life changing.”

The group meets monthly at the Friends Meeting House, in Albert Road, and will next get together on November 19 and December 17 at 7.45pm.

Visit the new website here.

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