Sir Oliver has today written to the senior Network Rail official for our area asking for an explanation for the infrastructure failings on our line. These have included problems with signalling, overhead wires and points.
North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, has pledged his support to the ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’, a new service for farmers and the public to call time on rural crime, which has become an increasingly serious concern for rural communities.
This morning, Sir Oliver Heald MP asked the Secretary of State for the Environment a question regarding Finn's Law and an update on increasing the sentencing of those that attack police dogs and other service animals.
On 11 July, I attended a briefing with Nick Brown, COO of GTR, and John Halsall of Network Rail. Hopes remained pinned on a reliable performance being established after 15 July, followed by reinstating more peak services.