Walk a lost railway and visit the Fobbing bombing decoy
This petition is to have a circular walk recognised and signposted as a specific walk of interest to our local community with the option of funding to have information boards placed along the route informing users of our local heritage. With the possibility of specific access for disabled users, where possible.
It will take in two local points of interest, the Corringham Light Railway trackbed and the Fobbing Bombing Decoy on the marshes at Fobbing Horse.
The footpaths it would see utilising would be footpath's 22, 143, 191 and 221 respectfully, with a return via Coryton roundabout back to Ironlatch with a choice of heading up footpath 216 and 24 back to Herd Lane or onto Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope following the whole length of the Manorway, at your leisure.
I would like to see this coincided with the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Shell and Thames Haven during the Second World War. So, a circular walk with signage and possible insertion of information boards telling the visitor of the local history around them of the area was the next best thing.
It is hoped that these footpaths could also be upgraded as one of the first routes in Thurrock to be disabled friendly with possible gates installed for mobility scooters specifically, where at all possible.
This area is of great importance to our local history and the bombing decoy was built to save the lives of the people who worked within the refineries and are waiting to be discovered and appreciated again.
Hopefully, everyone knows about the Corringham Light Railway thanks to yours truly but, did you know that it was actually quicker to get the train to Fobbing Road to alert the fire station just yards up the road than to use the phone if the station was already on a shout? They didn't have a dedicated fire station at the refinery in those days.
Please sign this petition as this is the least our local history deserves in these trying times.