Jon McClure, front man of the Sheffield-based band Reverend and the Makers, has expressed his support for the campaign to resist the gating of Sheffield Station and for the demonstration on 27 Feb. (Meet from 3.45pm outside Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool)
He said “I have been following the campaign to retain public pedestrian access through the station. I fully support RASC (Residents Against Station Closure) in their efforts. I know that gating would cut off the community who live on the other side of the railway from the city centre. In particular it would pose difficulties for wheel chair users and for baby buggy users. East Midland Trains seem to be giving priority to income generation over social needs. I plan to attend the demonstration on 27 Feb.”
Meanwhile the petition to Geoff Hoon has topped the 1000 mark and now includes Lib Dem leader and proud new dad Nick Clegg MP.