The London Assembly wants to hear your views on Network Rail

on Friday, 14 October 2011. Posted in N21 Community, Network Rail

The London Assembly Environment Committee has recently launched an investigation looking at the management of railway embankments.


Last week I joined the Committee in a visit to Grange Park to view the railway embankment. Network Rail were also in attendance. I’m very glad that they paid us a visit. They promised to learn from the Grange Park situation and most importantly they recognised the need to improve on their communication and public consultation efforts. Hopefully the London Assembly investigation into will produce some recommendations which will help change the way these ‘vegetation management’ programmes are conducted in future.

I would encourage residents to contribute to the investigation and they can do this by submitting their views to me at: Joanne McCartney AM at City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Comments (1)

  • Len Curtis

    Len Curtis

    18 January 2014 at 11:51 |
    We live in Cuffley and our garden ends at the railway embankment. Three years ago we had a letter saying they were going to commence vegetation clearance in the middle of the night. It just seems that everything in their path was destroyed without any sensitivity. One neighbour put her arms around a tree to save it which they were just about to bludgeon down. This tree was a long way from the track and in the end they left it. It appears some neighbours have received a letter this week that the process is being repeated again in the middle of the night!!!

    Len and Alwine Curtis


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