LETTER FROM THE PAST; Building new roads is not the way forward.IT seems to me that the experience of the oil crisis of the last years and increasing public opposition to destructive road building schemes has been wasted on the West Midlands County Council The West Midlands County Council (WMCC) was, from 1974 to 1986, the upper-tier administrative body for the West Midlands county, a metropolitan county in England.
The WMCC existed for a total of twelve years. .
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a recent report the council intends to build new roads to solve the conurbation's traffic problems.
Such new road schemes in the past have only had the effect of shifting the traffic jams elsewhere. A few years ago the West Midlands County Council seemed to be taking the lead in sensible transport planning, with more investment in public transport, particularly rail.
They improved the Solihull and Coventry rail services, which resulted in a substantial increase in passengers, so why do they now have to wait to see if the Four Oaks to Longbridge rail line will be successful before upgrading other rail lines? M F Fawdrey, Cheslyn Hay Cheslyn Hay is a former mining village between Cannock and Walsall, on the Southern edge Staffordshire), England.
The former Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay railway station closed in the 1960s. Evening Mail, May 9, 1978