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Notice of Motion - High Speed Train Service

Meeting: 07/03/2018 - Council (Item 124)

Notice of Motion - High Speed Train Service

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Harper, seconded by Councillor Adkinson:

 

In light of the all-party support for the continuation of the direct high speed train service from Maidstone West to St Pancras International, this Council resolves to:

 

1.  Formally adopt a position of support for the continuation of the high speed train link.

 

2.  Ask our Members of Parliament to lobby Ministers for the service to be extended throughout the day.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following motion was moved by Councillor Adkinson, seconded by Councillor Willis:

 

That in light of the all-party support for the continuation of the direct high speed train service from Maidstone West to St Pancras International, this Council resolves to:

 

1.  Formally adopt a position of support for the continuation of the high speed train link.

 

2.  Ask our Members of Parliament to lobby Ministers for the service to be extended throughout the day.

 

The Mayor said that he considered it to be convenient and conducive to the despatch of business that the motion be dealt with at this meeting, and that a factual briefing note had been circulated.

 

With the agreement of the mover and the seconder, the motion was amended to read:

 

In light of the all-party support for the continuation of the direct high speed train services from Maidstone to London stations, this Council resolves to formally adopt a position of support for the continuation of the high speed train link and no delay to the December 18 adoption of Thames Link services to London Bridge, the City and Cambridge.

 

Amendment moved by Councillor D Burton, seconded by Councillor English, that the motion, as amended, be replaced by the following:

 

This Council resolves to:

 

1.   Support the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee in its continuing work in assessing proposed changes to rail services in the Borough and continue to respond to all consultations and to seek all improvements in rail services for the Borough; and

 

2.  Thank our Members of Parliament for their efforts in lobbying Ministers on all aspects of improving rail services in the Borough and offer our support to them in their continued efforts.

 

The mover and the seconder of the original motion, as amended, indicated that they accepted these changes.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote.

 

SUBSTANTIVE MOTION CARRIED

 

RESOLVED:  That this Council resolves to:

 

1.   Support the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee in its continuing work in assessing proposed changes to rail services in the Borough and continue to respond to all consultations and to seek all improvements in rail services for the Borough.

 

2.  Thank our Members of Parliament for their efforts in lobbying Ministers on all aspects of improving rail services in the Borough and offer our support to them in their continued efforts.

 

Note:  Councillors Harwood and B Mortimer left the meeting after consideration of this item (9.00 p.m.).

 


Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Council (Item 20.)

Notice of Motion - High Speed Train Service

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Harper, seconded by Councillor Adkinson:

 

In light of the all-party support for the continuation of the direct high speed train service from Maidstone West to St Pancras International, this Council resolves to:

 

1.  Formally adopt a position of support for the continuation of the high speed train link.

 

2.  Ask our Members of Parliament to lobby Ministers for the service to be extended throughout the day.

 

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