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Margaret Swift

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Thanks Lynne, the comments at the end of the story sum the position well.  I know Ellen is also doing a piece for Dawlish Gazette as well. Still to do my letter but I WILL get it done.

12 Nov 2016

Thanks Gary, that is exactly what I thought! I will be putting a 'model' letter together tomorrow to send to AM, TDC, the PM DoT, NWR and any one else I can think of. If anyone wants a copy then please private message me and I will send you a copy. Remember to change a few words and personalise it. We have to fight this as once again the SW is being downgraded, left behind, treated as a Cinderella ...

12 Nov 2016

Thanks for the info Lynne. The two trains an hour were based on us getting the 'new' second hand rolling stock as part of the electrification upgrade. We now know that work has been curtailed but don't know whether that will have an impact on our line getting the new stock. If we don't get it then the two trains an hour will not happen. We lost the SouthWest trains service beyond Exeter a ...

Perhaps, like me, people have been deliberately put off using telephone boxes. I had to use one on Exeter St David's Station a few years ago when I left home without my mobile phone and was away for three or four days so really did need it. This was before I had a dongle for my iPad and GWR provided wifi. I entered the phone box with change in hand only to find, due to the limited coinage it would ...

Trump vs Hillary
8 Nov 2016

@Brooklyn Bridge why did you bother posting other than to boast you have dual citizenship? Not sure that is a boast actually! I think yours is the most inane post I have read in a long time!

Just think, if we didn't pay such fat cat salaries we would have decent services and public toilets!

Land next to Lanherne
29 Oct 2016

Was this where some councillors wanted to have a coach park?

I think the sign said no cycling, motor scooters etc but as someone nicked it I can't be absolutely sure.

26 Oct 2016

Just a point of accuracy, mobility scooters are also banned from the seawall following accidents  last year when two came off the wall and landed on the beach in a very short space of time.  Like it or not, the  only safe way to traverse the wall is on foot!

They were used around Dawlish. Some were put at Coryton Cove and some above the cafe on that scubby bit but I believe those above the cafe have been vandalised!! We had them in storage for several months hoping Network Rail would capitulate but eventually they had to be used. I know eight benches doesn't sound much but what a massive difference they would make to visitors and locals in being able ...