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Rail freight protestors to stage rally in Radlett
Campaigners will be in Radlett tomorrow in a bid to get more signatures for the petition against a proposed rail freight terminal in St Albans.
Campaigners have broaded an online petition to include all of Hertfordshire’s residents.
Cathy Bolshaw, from campaign group, STRiFE, said: “It will affect everybody in the whole area.”
With the petition currently standing at just over 8,600 signatures, STRiFE and its campaigners hope to exceed the 10,000 mark, as this will trigger an automatic debate at Hertfordshire County Council.
Andrew Love, 50, an accountant from St Albans, has been working with STRiFE in opposition to the terminal.
Mr Love, who works in Watford, said if the project goes ahead, there will be a significant effect on people across the county.
He added: “We are at a critical time because this is the first time in Hertfordshire County Council’s existence that there is a chance a petition will go past 10,000 names.”
Exceeding this number means campaigners will be given five minutes to put forward their case in a debate at the county council.
The petition has to be submitted to the county council before March 26.
To sign the petition click here.