I was delighted to meet with Chris Grayling on Tuesday to discuss the Dawlish line and make sure it is still on his agenda post-election. He reassured me that he is still committed to delivering for the South West and that he urgently wants to address the Teignmouth Cliffs.
On Friday (30th June) GWR announced that they were entering into Year 3 of their Customer Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) and have £750,000 to award in grants. They are looking for projects that will start in April 2018 and conclude by March 2019.
One of the biggest concerns people talk to me about is transport. In a rural area like ours we need a good train service, good road connections and a reliable bus service. But we also need motorist friendly policies as despite all of that, we are very dependent on our cars.