After countless early mornings and evenings pounding the pavement, local Councillor Kallum Taylor and a team of dedicated Labour activists have so far managed over 800 signatures on their petition to get the National Railway Museum (NRM) to change its plans for a “Central Gallery” over Leeman Road.
As they currently stand, the plans limit pedestrian and cycle access by removing residents’ right of way outside of its opening hours. This will leave less secure, less accessible, and more time-consuming alternatives such as the riverside walk, or the new park which is included in the wider plans for York Central.
The petition asks the NRM to find a solution which works for both themselves and the local community.
Although no hard details have been released, the NRM appear to (at last) be making positive noises about changing their plans as a result of the campaign. We need to keep the pressure on them.
If you haven’t yet, please support the community’s call to “Keep Us Connected” and help pass the target of 1,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here.