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Operation Stack/Lorry Parking in Kent: National Railway Museum and Ownership of National Assets (25 Oct 2017)

Kelvin Hopkins: ...not an official accredited museum under the terms of the 1983 Act. The engine is still listed on the NRM’s website, 18 months after its legal transfer. The previous custodian of that engine, the Churnet Valley Railway—the only surviving stretch of the former North Staffordshire Railway—has said: “We certainly were not consulted by the NRM nor invited to make a bid for it.” In...

Vote on Account 2012-13: Department for Transport — Transport and the Economy (28 Feb 2012)

Karen Bradley: ...cars to get to work, but car insurance premiums are a barrier to that. Although my constituency has no main line train station, as I mentioned earlier, we have an excellent heritage railway, the Churnet Valley railway, which runs wonderful steam trains every weekend. If anyone wishes to visit Staffordshire Moorlands and ride on the Churnet Valley railway, they will be welcome. It is being...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (26 Jan 2012)

Richard Benyon: ...Blackdown Hills AONB (extension) Breckland (new AONB) Cannock Chase AONB (extension) Charnwood (new AONB) Chilterns AONB 1 (retraction) Chilterns AONB 2 (extension) Chilterns AONB 3 (extension) Churnet Valley (new AONB) Cornwall AONB (extension) Cotswolds AONB (extension) Cotswolds AONB 2 (extension) Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB (extension) Dedham Vale AONB (extension)...

Inland Waterways (28 Oct 2008)

Charlotte Atkins: ...one and a half years, and nothing has happened. Such restoration work would open up a real opportunity to develop the south side of Leek, especially as the Caldon canal runs side by side with the Churnet Valley heritage steam railway. It could be a real honey pot for visitors and local residents alike, with the towpath used as part of the local "Walking the Way to Health" programme and the...

[Frank Cook in the Chair] — British Waterways (25 Apr 2007)

Charlotte Atkins: ...is now an enhanced visitor destination with access for all and walking paths, which are particularly popular because the Caldon canal runs side-by-side with the heritage steam railway through the Churnet valley. The Churnet valley railway is not only a tourist attraction—only last Saturday, I enjoyed a leisurely meal on the train with friends. The canal and the railway enhance the life...

Orders of the Day: Energy Saving (Daylight) Bill (26 Jan 2007)

David Kidney: ...coach industry to get people there and there is a rail ticket to Alton Towers, although the nearest rail station is at Stoke City. I was once the Labour candidate for a county council seat called Churnet Valley, which has Alton Towers in it. I had my election photograph taken on the platform of Alton railway station. [ Interruption. ] The right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr....

British Waterways (6 Dec 2006)

Charlotte Atkins: ...developing the local canal in Leek to ensure that it will be the sort of recreational hot spot that it should be. The canal runs alongside the local heritage railway through the beautiful Churnet valley. I therefore want the Minister to tell us today that he will rethink the cuts for this year. Just as importantly, however, we must draw back from the brink of even more damaging cuts in the...

Orders of the Day — Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill [Lords] — [1st Allotted Day]: New Clause 13 — Premises including railway track (11 Mar 2002)

Bill Cash: ...point. It so happens that the Severn Valley railway operates very near where I live in Shropshire. I have just realised that I ought to declare an interest, because I have one share in the Churnet Valley railway in my constituency, which is a railway of the kind that my right hon. Friend describes. The Minister has certainly not explained to us what is in the Railways Act 1993. Some of us...

Adjournment (Summer) (30 Jul 1997)

Janet Dean: ...one in Uttoxeter, and continues to develop new machines to meet the needs of customers throughout the world. Next door to Rocester is the pretty village of Denstone, which is the gateway to the Churnet valley and Alton Towers. I am lucky to represent an area of such diversity and I look forward to continuing to work with all those who are involved with the communities in the Burton...

Orders of the Day — Local Government and Rating Bill (6 Nov 1996)

Mr George Stevenson: ...businesses went under before the threshold was increased. The area experienced an employment loss of 6 per cent. between 1991 and 1993, largely in villages such as Tutbury, Hanbury, Branston and Churnet. I know those villages well, and have seen the effects. It is true that the registered claimant unemployment count has improved slightly since, but any improvement is relative. The...

British Waterways (18 Nov 1966)

Mr John Smith: ...Canal, and the Caldon Canal, to which I hope the hon. Gentleman's colleague the hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Mr. Swingler) will bend his energies. It descends into the Valley of the Churnet, one of the most beautiful river valleys in England, and within a few miles of the potteries. If for no other reason, such a trust would be worth it for the human spirit which would be...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Canals (12 Feb 1964)

Mr Harold Davies: ...particularly in respect of areas about which he is approached, such as the extension of the Trent and Mersey Canal at the Caldon branch, where the local youth group is trying to develop this in the Churnet Valley near Leek, which is one of the most beautiful bits of Britain? Would he see that this stretch of canal is saved for the youth of this area, which is on the edge of the Peak...

Caldon Canal, Staffordshire (Closure) (27 Mar 1963)

Mr Harold Davies: ...and Mersey Canals. It went up to the mills at Froghall. I wanted to make sure that I knew my facts. I wrote to the famous copper firm of Thomas Bolton and Sons Ltd. They replied, saying: The River Churnet feeds the Caulden Canal at Consall, some two miles above our Froghall Works. The water we use therefore emanates from the river and, of course, from any seepage from the hills direct...

Oral Answers to Questions — Railways: Branch Lines, Staffordshire (13 May 1959)

Mr Harold Davies: We are fully aware that the Leek-Churnet line is to be closed. Is the Minister aware that the very active town of Leek, with its important industries, is completely cut off by rail from Manchester, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield? Is it not time that we looked into the whole purpose of the railway system? Ought not hon. Members on both sides of the House to ask themselves: is it to...

Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Bill (27 Nov 1950)

Mr Arthur Colegate: ...in the case of metals in solution. It is a most serious thing. For example, it has taken years of research to find out what was the matter with the River Dove after it was joined by the River Churnet. It has a fine gravel bed and passes through beautiful scenery. In fact, one might say it was an ideal stream. Yet nothing lives in it after it has passed this juncture. The reason is that...

Orders of the Day — River Pollution (16 Jul 1947)

Mr Harold Davies: ...Trent Fishery Board published in their excellent pamphlet, showing the the extent of pollution now. I have no time this evening to go into that, but I believe that some of these streams like the Churnet, which starts outside my own town of Leek, is polluted by dye works, and the bed of the river is covered by sewage fungus. At Froghall and Oak-moor effluent from the copperplate works has...

Orders of the Day — GAS UNDERTAKINGS ACTS, 1920 to 1934. (26 Jun 1940)

Resolved, That the draft of a Special Order proposed to be made by the Board of Trade under the Gas Undertakings Acts, 1920 to 1934, on the application of the Cheadle and Churnet Valley Gas Company, Limited, a copy of which was presented to this House on 28th May and published, be approved.


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