Park Street rail freight: Campaigners take petition to the streets (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Park Street rail freight: Campaigners take petition to the streets of St Albans
Campaigners against plans for a rail freight terminal in Park Street will take to the streets this weekend with their petition in a final push to gather signatures.
Residents who haven’t yet signed the petition will have the opportunity to show their support at a stall in St Albans market from 9:30am on Saturday.
The online petition, set up in January, aims to convince the county council not to sell the land needed to build a controversial rail freight near St Albans and Radlett.
Secretary of State Eric Pickles announced at the end of last year that the site will go ahead, despite objections from residents, politicians and councils.
Cathy Bolshaw, co-ordinator for STRIFE, said: "In the next two weeks we will have a final big push to hit our target.
"Hopefully people will come along this weekend to sign the paper petition."
So far the petition has collected 7,714 signatures and the closing date to sign is March 31.
To sign the petition visit https://consult.hertsdirect.org/petitions/petition?petition_id=74614&all=1