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CHAMBER TELLS TRANSPORT MINISTER BUSINESS WOES DURING VISIT TO LEDBURY

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Date: 26/06/2017

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling MP, paid a visit to Ledbury Train Station with local MP Bill Wiggin on Friday 23 June to discuss local road and rail improvements. Sophia Haywood, Policy Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, was there to explain the needs and woes of the local business community in regards to much needed infrastructure.

During the visit the Minister heard the cases for developing Ledbury train station, improving the road network, as well as hearing the demand for improved train services between North Herefordshire and London.

The Chamber sees the need for improved transport infrastructure as necessary for sustainable local economic success. It is imperative that businesses can move their people and products around the two counties and beyond with ease.

This belief underpins a crucial element of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Manifesto for 2017, which supports the swift development of key strategic roads and calls on train providers for better services and journey times across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, to and from London, Birmingham and Bristol.

Sophia Haywood, Policy Manager at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, said:
“Locally, we need an infrastructure network that meets the need of businesses, allowing them to do business easily without constraint, as well as helping to attract and retain the most talented staff and maximise inward investment potential. The Chamber will champion road and rail improvements in the county, alongside Bill, over the course of the next parliament.”