Labour Councillors call for an end to Tory spin on the Nine Elms Bridge to nowhere


Churchill Labour Councillors Jason Williams and Shamim Talukder have criticised Wandsworth Council for pushing forward its controversial plans for a pedestrian and cycle bridge from Nine Elms to Pimlico. 

"Residents were surprised to hear that Wandsworth are still continuing to pour Council Tax payers money into funding a bridge to nowhere," said Cllr Shamim Talukder. "The Mayor has already made it quite clear that the project can only go ahead with support in Westminster - which the project has not got."   

Councillors Williams and Talukder have written to Westminster Council Leader Nickie Aiken asking her to outline what the Council has done in the past two years to lobby their Tory colleagues in Wandsworth to drop their plans for a bridge - and to ask for a commitment that the Council is against landing spaces in Churchill, and well as in Tachbrook ward.  

"Tory Councillors were promising residents there would be a public inquiry into the bridge - when this only really resulted in it being on the Environment Committee agenda in January 2016 and no follow up since," said Cllr Williams.

"Pimlico doesn't want this bridge at any location, and we need firm action from the Council - not more Tory spin."   

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commented 2017-03-07 18:31:18 +0000
Why is it controversial? It is needed for those of us who live south of the river; and this is just selfish behaviour from Westminster residents as I am sure if the bridge lands to Sloane Square instead of Nine Elms, they would be the ones supporting it.

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