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This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.
We the undersigned petition Woking Borough Council to Maintain the replacement pedestrian bridge over the Basingstoke canal to the Brewery Road car park at the present level or lower. More details
Petition update 3 from the council, 09 January 2012At the Council meeting on 8 December 2011, at which the Petition was considered, Councillor J Kingsbury responded to the points raised by the petition, and advised that the representations received on the proposed design had been taken into account. The new design incorporated a significantly lower bridge and therefore fewer steps and a shorter ramp on the WWF side of the Canal. A supplementary report, together with a leaflet published earlier in the week, set out the details of the new design.
The petitioner was thanked for bringing the matter forward and, in view of the changes made to the design in response to representations received, Councillor J Kingsbury moved and Councillor D J Bittleston seconded that the no further action should be taken.
Petition update 2 from the council, 02 November 2011The number of signatures received through the e-petition and on paper exceeds the threshold required for a petition to be referred to a meeting of Full Council. The petition will be debated at the next meeting of Council, to be held on Thursday, 8 December 2011 at 7.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking. The petitioner Mrs Frost, or her nominee, has been invited to attend the meeting to present the petition.
The outcome of the Council’s consideration will be published following the meeting.
Petition update 1 from the council, 07 October 2011, while petition was still openAt the request of the petitioner, the end date of this petition has been moved to 21 October 2011.
More details from petition creator
Because the WWF headquarters is being built on stilts over the Brewery Road car park, the proposal is to replace the pedestrian bridge at a higher level. This is so that people can enter at the WWF building entrance level. This will mean climbing stairs or going up a long ramp from both sides of the bridge. The ramps from the car park side are particularly long and circuitous. We feel this may be convenient for a few visitors to WWF but not for most of the people crossing the canal....people pushing push chairs, wheel chair users, people with shopping trolleys, cyclists, commuters, the elderly, etc. "