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Paper starts a campaign to get crossing reopened

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 09, 2014

Rob Nance, centre, and FLRMC committee members tie yellow ribbons and cards of support to the now closed crossing gates: from left, Jess Robinson, Joyce Read, Alice Hanson, Monica Richards, Rob Nance, Pete White and Ian Holmes.

Rob Nance, centre, and FLRMC committee members tie yellow ribbons and cards of support to the now closed crossing gates: from left, Jess Robinson, Joyce Read, Alice Hanson, Monica Richards, Rob Nance, Pete White and Ian Holmes.

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THE Cornishman launched a campaign to have the Long Rock Mexico pedestrian crossing reopened at the start of the month.

An open letter to Cornwall Council addressed the most significant issues for Long Rock residents following the closure of the much-used walkway to the beach.

The crossing was closed at the request of Cornwall's deputy coroner in December 2012 following the death of Jeanette Nicholls at the site the previous year.

The Friends of Long Rock Mexico Crossing (FLRMC) had led the campaign up to that point and attracted more than 150 objections to the permanent closure application from Cornwall Council.

In addition, a petition was signed by more than 98 per cent of Long Rock residents.

Following a decision by Cornwall Council Cabinet in November, the fate of the crossing is now likely to rest on the outcome of a public inquiry.

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  • josdave  |  January 09 2014, 9:53AM

    How long is it going to take them to realise there is nothing wrong with that crossing? I can't believe it's taken so long and still no nearer to the opening. 99%+ of accidents at level crossings throughout the country are the result of people error you only have to look at the number of times impatient people have tried to beat the lights at the Quintrell Downs crossing. I myself have seen cars going under the barrier at the ST Blazey crossing.

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