Rougham Airfield to be sliced in two by new road?

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Hi, I'm afraid this is another 'Airfield in distress' story. Rougham is facing the prospect of a new road being built through it, slicing the top off runway 03/21 and which will badly affect any future events held there. Details are to be found here: http://roughamairfield.org/road.php It seems that we only have a few days to make our feelings known on this issue before the route is cast in stone. Please help! Thank you, Jo
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Petition duly signed and mass e-mail duly sent. It would be a tragedy if the future of this airfield were to be jeopardised in this way. Webbie / mods. Can we get this put on the Historic forum too, where more people may see it?
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Petition Signed!
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Duly copied, I think for a good cause, we can put up with a duplicate thread!

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Can anyone advise if the Rougham website represents the view of Rougham Estate /Agnews? NG

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The text on the website was supplied by the Rougham Estate office, so I would think it likely.
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Jo, have you seen? http://www.abct.org.uk/ http://www.airfields.org.uk/ If you contact the last one (Angelika) she will forward your appeal on to a bunch of pilots who are usually good at writing in.

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Can we keep peoples attention to this online petition. A worthwhile cause. This forthcoming weekend - 5 + 6th May is the large scale model weekend which is an excellent display. The control tower is well worth a look at the same time. Stan

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Just a passing thought here. The proximity of the excellent control tower museum to the A14 could actually be a major boost for it's visitor numbers. If it is easily visible from the road it will probably start to pull in the more casual 'what shall we do today' visitors who are unlikely to go to the bother of researching and locating it at present. Moggy
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Let the thought pass! Moggy is on the wrong side of the fence in this thread. Petition signed and forwarded. Hands off Airfields!
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I am a great supporter of Rougham, the thought was not meant to encourage non-signing, just looking at the upside as well as the downside. I have used that crosswind strip myself and will be furious if it goes. Moggy

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