LYNNE BACKS ROGER’S DROP OFF RIP OFF CAMPAIGN

December 7, 2011 6:42 PM

Hornsey and Wood Green Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone has backed Feltham & Heston by-election candidate Roger Crouch's campaign to end the drop off rip off outside Feltham station on New Road.

Lynne joined Roger meeting commuters at the station on Wednesday morning (7th December 2011) to launch a transport survey and hear what issues and concerns local residents are worried about.

Local Campaigners supported by Lib Dem GLA Leader Caroline Pidgeon are claiming the local council is 'ripping off' residents who use a bus stand on New Road to pick up or drop off train passengers.

Figures revealed that since cameras had been installed 7,119 penalty charge notices had been issued to drivers stopping at the bus stand, raising £337,724 for the council.

Lib Dem candidate Roger Crouch said:

"Feltham station needs proper facilities so passengers can be dropped off and picked up.

"I would urge people to support the local campaign calling on Boris Johnson and Transport for London to work with Hounslow Council to set up a three minute drop off window for residents using the station."

Lynne Featherstone MP added:

"Roger will be a strong local voice for the people of Feltham and Heston and will speak up on the issues they care about such as the need for drop off facilities at the station."