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Cornish Rail Crossing Will Stay Closed

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4:40pm 27th November 2013

Campaigners vow to fight on as Cornish officials decide to permanently shut the level crossing in their village.

An inquest recommended closing the Mexico Inn crossing at Long Rock after the death of local grandma Jeanette Nicholls two years ago.

Now an extinguishment order is being sent to the Secretary of State for a final decision.

Robert Manse says it a lifeline: "it's in the centre of the village, it forms part of the village, it's easy access to the beach for elderly and mobility impaired people. It's something that locals want. It seems that everybody for closure of the crossing seems to be from outside the village.

"People have got wits, we've all got wits, we're all sensible and there's choice. If you do think that you're not happy with going over there you don't have to go. What we've got to look at is facts and the fact is that it's a relatively low risk crossing."

In a statement Cornwall Council said:

"There has been considerable public interest in this issue, with two petitions sent to the Council.   The first signed by 1,237 people called for the pedestrian crossing to be kept open, while the second signed by 1,156 people called for it to be permanently closed or made safe.  Furthermore there were 159 representations to the consultation, predominately favouring re-opening.

"While a number of Members supported the views of the local community that the crossing should be re-opened and that it was safe to do so, others expressed concerns about the potential risks and did not feel that they could go against the professional advice that there was nothing that could be reasonably done to make the crossing safe for members of the public.   

"Following a comprehensive debate covering all the issues the Cabinet finally voted by 6 votes to 3 to forward the order to the Secretary of State for confirmation."

4:40pm 27th November 2013

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