Campaign to abolish Tamar tolls
The Forth Road Bridge in Scotland has been free for years, and the Severn Bridge into Wales will be free from December. But the cost of crossing the River Tamar out of Cornwall is set to increase from £1.50 to £2.00!!
Colin Martin, the prospective MP for South East Cornwall has launched a campaign for the bridge and ferry tolls to be abolished so that drivers can move freely into and out of Cornwall.
“South East Cornwall is one of the poorest areas in the UK, and the Tamar tolls are a serious drain on our local economy. They discourage employers from choosing South East Cornwall as a place to set up business, and they place a financial burden on residents crossing the river to work in Plymouth.”
“The tolls are bad for Plymouth too: businesses face extra costs to deliver their products and services across the river, whilst residents visiting Cornwall for work or leisure have to pay to get back home again!”
Drivers already pay thousands of pounds per year in road tax and fuel tax, so we shouldn’t have to pay again to take our vehicles across the river. Sign the petition if you agree!