The May Day awareness walk.

The awareness walk organised by the Blackwater Valley Action Group saw over 300 visitors to view where the proposed road would cross the Blackwater Valley. The walk was attended by Braintree parliamentary candidates Alan Hurst, Brooks Newmark, Peter Turner, James Abbott, Roger Lord, Buster Nolan and numerous local councillors. With a short and long walk taking in the position of where a potentially enormous bridge spanning the Blackwater river and flood plane will be sited visitors were shown at first hand what will be lost.

Bill Gore from the Blackwater Valley Action Group stated

"The key message from everybody is we do not like this route and it has to be opposed and it is interesting that the political parties are all at one on this."