David Suchet spent a whole day at the show and devoted all his energies to the Lichfield & Hatherton cause. Accompanied by his wife Sheila, they personally carried buckets around the show, encouraging the public to donate money to his appeal to finance the canal crossings for the BNRR.
During the afternoon he joined us on our stand and signed photographs and chatted to the many fans who had come to meet him, raising £500 in a couple of hours.
As usual many people wanted to know what the situation is as regards the BNRR. The latest news we were able to give them was not good. Having had many discussions with CAMBBA, the consortium of road building contractors, we had believed that an agreement had been reached in principle as regards building and financing the required two culverts at Churchbridge. However, after consultations with MEL, CAMBBA have now informed us that they require us to pay an extra half million pounds to cover them against "possible risks and delays to contract". Some of us already feel that it is an injustice that we are expected to pay for the motorway crossings. We are doubly offended and outraged that they now require us to find another £500,000.00 in voluntary contributions and donations to cover CAMBBA's "possible delays". Negotiations are continuing.
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