HBSOS Questionnaire To London Mayoral Candidates re Hammersmith Bridge
Answers in red
This response is from Tony Devenish (Conservative Assembly candidate for West Central London)
1. Do you support the full repair of Hammersmith Bridge to allow it to take vehicular traffic again?
a) All traffic, including buses YES NO
b) Traffic limited by weight YES NO
2. If the answer to Q1 was yes, how do you believe this should be funded?
a) By Central Government YES NO
b) By TFL, by Local Government or YES NO
c) By a combination YES NO
If you said yes to c) above, please specify those who should pay and the percentage each should contribute
(no answer given)
a) Do you support a toll charge to raise necessary capital to repair the bridge? YES NO
If yes, who should pay?
b) Should there be a price cap? YES NO
If yes, what should the price cap be?
Should there be any exemptions?
Task Force decision
4. Do you believe that work to stabilise the bridge should start immediately, even before agreement on the funding for the total repair, so that it can be re-opened as soon as possible to pedestrians? YES NO
5. A number of short-term measures to alleviate community hardship have been suggested.
Which of the following do you support?
a) A ferry YES NO
b) A temporary foot bridge YES NO
c) A temporary road bridge YES NO
6. If you support a ferry
a) What would you see as the acceptable ticket price?
A Hopper fare / Taskforce decision
b) Should there be any exemptions?
c) Should the ferry operate the same hours as the underground?
7. If you are elected
a) What would be your first action in relation to the Bridge?
To continue to work with the Taskforce, community (both sides of the Bridge) and Clr Andrew Brown / Greg Hands MP / Nick Rogers to expedite opening despite Clr Cowan’s obstructive manner
b) What would be your overall plan for the bridge?
8. Would you be willing to come to the Bridge and be photographed for our website to demonstrate your commitment to finding a solution? YES NO
Or I can send you a photo - I’ve visited the Bridge multiple times since April 2019
Best wishes Tony Devenish AM (Assembly Member)