On Saturday 25 September, B3 Compound opened its doors to members of the public to provide local residents and stakeholders the opportunity to meet the project team, learn more about the project and check on progress at Winslow Station.
Over the course of three hours over 200 people were welcomed into the compound where gazebos were set up housing information on our plans for Winslow Station, Earthworks, Environment & Sustainability, minimising disruption and other subjects.
Members of the team were on hand to discuss the project with guests, there were STEM activities and games to keep youngsters occupied and earthworks supply chain partners, J Murphy & Sons provided two impressive pieces of plant to wow the crowds. In addition, members of the project team took MOPs up to the OXD18 bridge footpath to show them the progress that has been made in Winslow cutting and talk about upcoming works on Winslow Station.
Speaking after the event, Alliance Deputy Director Mark James said:
“Following on from the Winslow Community Drop In event we held in the centre of town in August, it was fantastic to be able to open our doors to the local community and welcome them onto site for the first time since lockdown restrictions were lifted.
“On a personal level, the event reinforced how important face-to-face community engagement is for projects such as ours and how much local interest there is in the project at large.
“My thanks to the Communications and Stakeholder Management team and everyone involved in the organisation and planning needed for the day, as well as those who gave up their time out of work hours to attend and represent the Alliance in such a positive manner.”
This article was drafted by the East West Rail Alliance, who are constructing the section of East West Rail between Bicester and Bletchley.