Anna stood up for the residents and business owners of Beeston throughout the tramworks. Anna successfully led campaigns for an exceptional hardship fund for businesses struggling to survive on High and Chilwell Roads, which were closed to traffic for over a year. Anna also won compensation for all small businesses and shops affected by the tram works after gathering a petition from over 3,000 shoppers in Beeston. Anna took up resident’s complaints and concerns with NET and the constructors, TWA. Anna continues to campaign on behalf of residents who want 3.4 metre screening from the tram track at the back of their gardens. Anna wrote to the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, held a meeting with Cllr Collins and ensured that Cllr Collins visited the site in order to experience the disruption first hand.
Anna says “I dont have a problem with trams, in fact I believe they provide great public transport. However, they need to be on the right route and built with minimum disruption; if there is to be any new line to say Kimberley, it will not get my support unless we learn the lessons from Line 2 to Toton.”