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South Devon Link Road community group sought

By HeraldExpress  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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Devon County Council, inpartnership with Torbay Council and their Contractor GallifordTry, is seekingvolunteers to join the South Devon Link Road Community Liaison Group.

The Group's inaugural meeting is being held on Monday 10th December at 7pm atKingskerswell Public Hall and representatives from the local community -residents, commuters and businesses - are being asked to register theirinterest.

The Group is being set up in order to promote communications about the project,with the aim of ensuring the project proceeds smoothly with minimum impact andminimal disruption to all concerned.

The Group will meet on a regular basis to provide information and answer anyissues or concerns from the local community. 

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highways andTransportation, said:

"We know that there is a great deal of interest in the South Devon Link Roadproject – our recent exhibitions were attended by over 1100 people, many ofwhom expressed an interest in joining the Community Liaison Group.

"We hope that people are keen to join the group and take an active role inensuring the smooth roll out of the project."

"We expect construction work to cause minimal disruption and we are committedto maintaining regular communication with residents and businesses to keep theminformed of progress."

Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver said:

"Now that work on the link road is underway, it is important that we continueto keep people updated on the scheme's progress and address issues that willinevitably arise as work goes on.

"This liaison group will play a key role in ensuring effective communications,and I hope that people in Torbay will put their names forward to sit on it."

GallifordTry Project Director Jim Watson added:

"We are looking forward to building on the community engagement we have had todate and formally establishing the community liaison group.

"By effective communication and mutual understanding the Kingskerswell Bypassconstruction process will be a better experience for us all"

Places are limited and interested parties are asked to register theirattendance by emailing A380.SDLR@gallifordtry.co.uk or calling 01626 357729.

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