Following Michael Fabricant’s approach to the M6 Toll Group with the idea to
stage a charity marathon before the road opens, Paul Neal, Project Director
of the CAMBBA Construction Group has now written saying "while these are all
great ideas, they all raise a number of wider issues including public
safety, security and logistics. We, together with Midland Expressway"
(which will operate the toll road when it is opened) "are currently looking
at the various proposals to see whether any are viable given these
concerns". He goes on to say that they would be pleased to discuss this
issue further when Michael Fabricant views the project on a planned visit
scheduled for Friday 18th October.
Michael Fabricant now says: "Where there is a will there is always a way.
This idea is not unique and staging an event such as a marathon on the M6
Toll before its opening could raise tens of thousands of pounds for local
charities. It would be a way of repaying local communities who have had to
put up with all the disruption caused to their lives during the construction
of the road.
"When I meet CAMBBA and Midland Expressway next month, I will be urging
them to be positive about this suggestion which would do so much for local
This story relates to the News Release of 27th August.