Transport in the spotlight

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South Holland’s transport problems will come under the spotlight at two big meetings next year.

Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Logistics Summit to highlight challenges faced by hauliers.

And Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum is organising a Transport Conference so groups and individuals can get involved with future plans for South Holland and The Deepings.

The forum campaigns on all aspects of travel, providing a platform for road, bus and rail users, and held its annual meeting last week at South Holland District Council’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding.

Forum spokesman Rodney Sadd said there was an interesting presentation from East Coast Rail on targets being met, like the 86 per cent of trains that do arrive on time.

He said there’s also been a £2million upgrade in internet services on board East Coast trains, which will give passengers a much better service.

Mr Sadd said everyone attending the forum was disappointed by the absence of local councillors who had been invited.

“With so much happening with traffic chaos and transport issues recently in our town it was felt by all concerned an opportunity was lost for the public to air their views with local representatives who were unavailable on the night,” he said.