HS2 Update for October 2011

  |  Published: Oct 14th 2011

High Speed 2: We need your help!

The formal Consultation on the HS2 proposals ended on 29 July. The Government has said that it will announce its decision by the end of the year on whether or not to go ahead with HS2, and if so, what the route will be. This means that we have just three months in which to make the Government change its mind. How do we do this? We believe we have the answer.

We have been advised by David Lidington MP that the most important thing is for MPs over the whole of the UK to receive so many messages from their own constituents that they realise that almost the whole country is strongly against HS2.

Do you remember the very successful forests campaign? We have built a website which could do the same for us. It is at www.highspeedrail.org.uk

The most important aspect is the need to get it to people away from the route. We would like everyone in Wendover to send details of this website to their friends and family living away from the route, and to ask them to forward it their friends too. Everyone will be affected by this £32 billion scheme - through their taxes, reductions to existing rail services that will occur if HS2 goes ahead, and opportunities lost if money is diverted from other worthwhile projects.

Crucially, we need financial help to enable us to promote this new website round the whole of the United Kingdom. Please consider very seriously if you can help us with a donation. Donations may be made by cheque, which should be made out to Wendover HS2 and sent to the Treasurer, at Boddington East, Hale Lane, Wendover HP22 6NQ; or online with a credit or debit card, at www.wendoverhs2.org Click on make a donation, then on online donations page. Thank you.

The Wendover HS2 Campaign Team

Wendover HS2 Day

Sat 22 October, 10am-4pm, Manor Waste

The Wendover HS2 campaign team will be holding a public event on 22 October to highlight where we are in the campaign against HS2 and what the next steps will be. There will be information stalls, a technical demonstration, and, from 11.30am, some short speeches to update everyone on the latest on HS2. Speakers will include David Lidington MP. Please come along to find out more and to show your support for the campaign.

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