Transport Minister visit to Glossopdale Local MP Andrew Bingham brought the Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, to Glossopdale last Friday, to look at the traffic problems facing the area at first hand.

He stood with Andrew in the middle of Tintwistle to watch heavy goods vehicles thundering past, before heading down to the Gun Inn to see the traffic problems where the A57 meets the A628, and to talk to local residents, who had turned out to tell the Minister just how badly a bypass is needed.

Speaking after the visit, Andrew Bingham said:

"I was delighted that the Minister took up my invitation to visit the area to see the issues for himself. I showed him the problem of the HGVs thundering past houses in Tintwistle, before taking him down to Mottram where he met a number of local residents.

Transport Minister visit to Glossopdale "They made clear to him the problems that the area faces and how urgent the need is, not just for the promised relief roads to be built as soon as possible, but also to extend the committed scheme to help the residents of Tintwistle. I felt he needed to understand not just the issue but also the sheer frustration felt by us all in and around Glossop with regards to the time this is taking.

"I was also pleased that Jonathan Reynolds was able to come along as well. We've worked side-by-side on this since first being elected, and sing from the same hymn sheet on the issue, so I very much appreciate him showing his support."

The visit came just a day after Andrew had spoken in a half-hour debate he'd secured in the House of Commons about the traffic problems. The text of the debate can be read here.

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