Last Friday, I chaired a meeting of the East of England Regional Transport Forum held at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. I was hoping to get a sneak peak of film studios but unfortunately they were in production of a top secret new film. I asked if it was Chicken Run 2 based on the true story of Southend councillor Martin Terry and his abandoning of Westborough for Thorpe. Warner Bros. could neither confirm or deny.
During the meeting, I received an update on the Dartford Toll Crossings. Although against the wishes of most, charging for the crossing will remain but the good news is that the toll booths will be removed in October 2014. It is envisaged that charging for the crossing will operate in a similar way to the London Congestion Charging.
In my opinion, removing the toll booths is welcomed but long overdue. Removing the toll booths can only help ease the misery faced by many who have to use the crossing on a daily basis.