Back in October 2014, when Peak District MTB first shared the news of the controversial repairs on Rushup Edge, many of the PDMTB members and supporters contacted their local MP to raise their concerns. Members Richard Johnson and Esther Hobson had a very positive meeting with High Peak MP Andrew Bingham at his local surgery. Mr Bingham got behind our campaign and wrote to DCC Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure Dean Collins.
Mr Bingham has finally received a reply from DCC councillor Collins; read it here along with Mr Bingham’s reply to his constituent Richard Johnson.
Does this change anything?
Mr Collins’ letter is CC’d to “Author – Peter J White” who is the man behind the Rushup work and more recent consultation. Is this letter simply another Peter White construct? It doesn’t say anything that we’ve not heard or read before but it does show that this campaign is at least reaching beyond Peter White and finally has the attention of the Derbyshire County Council cabinet.
We submitted our official response to the Rushup/Chapel Gate maintenance plans to DCC last week. We wait patiently to see what their next move is and whether the involvement of the DCC cabinet makes any difference.