steps into by-election debate over Highbridge rail station access
access at Highbridge Railway Station has become a by-election
issue in Highbridge this week with less than a fortnight until
residents go to the polls.
Conservatives' candidate Terry Dommett - who is standing against
Liberal Democrat Victoria Weavell in the council by-election
in Highbridge on November 12th - this week held talks with
MP James Heappey over the rail station.
invited Mr Heappey to hear concerns about disabled access onto
the Taunton-bound platform.
been speaking to a lot of people locally about transport links
in the town and disabled access at the station kept coming up,"
said Mr Dommett.
rightly point out that from the car park the only non-step access
to the Taunton bound side of the station is by leaving the car
park, going over the road bridge, walking beyond the station and
then coming back in through the new housing development on that
know that James Heappey has been speaking to Network Rail and
Great Western Railway about improving the train services to the
town and I wanted to make sure that this was included in those
After the visit, Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Terry
is absolutely right to bring this to my attention. I have mentioned
it to Network Rail previously and will now chase them on Terry's
would imagine that this is a relatively inexpensive improvement
to make and yet it is long overdue - equality of access is not
a 'nice-to-have' it is a right and those who need step-free access
to the station have every right to be angry."