Ruth George MP meets Chinley residents to discuss transport and parking issues

High Peak MP Ruth George MP met Chinley residents last week to discuss local transport and parking issues.

Around 50 people attended the lively discussion which included the lack of safe walking routes to the proposed cancellation of the TransPennine train services stopping at Chinley.

Ruth said: “Like many residents, I am very concerned about the proposals to cancel the 08.33 TransPennine service to Manchester Airport, and the 17.18 service from Manchester Piccadilly (arriving in Chinley at 17.40) without consultation with the users of those services.

“Eleven people from the meeting said that they would no longer be able to commute to work if these cancellations went ahead.  I am meeting TransPennine executives to ask them why these decisions have been made without going consulting rail users.

“The overwhelming feeling of residents was that a joined-up response was needed to tackle all the parking and road safety issues. I was pleased that nine residents said they were interested in helping to set up a community speed watch programme in the village and I have forwarded their details to Derbyshire’s Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team.

“The lack of disabled access to Chinley station was also raised.  Chinley & Buxworth Transport Group have been doing excellent work on this and I’m looking forward to continuing to work with them when the feasibility study is completed.

“I am pleased that no concerns were raised about the proposals for more double yellow lines in Chinley to help ensure access to some streets which get blocked by parked cars and  I hope that all road users will respect the lines

“I’d like to thank everyone who came – it was encouraging to hear all the positive ideas for  transport in the village and to be able to work with residents on improvements that will help so many people.”