This article is about the 2011 Stop HS2 Convention. For details on the 2013 Stop HS2 Convention, click here.
National awareness of the impending Armageddon for the countryside proposed by High Speed 2 and the appalling waste of £34 billion tax payer’s money is gathering momentum this week.
Huge interest from sustainable transport experts, politicians, the media and the public is attracting them to the emergency STOP HS2 National Convention to be held on 19th February 2011.
Some of the confirmed speakers within the line up are:
- Christian Wolmar
- Professor John Whitelegg
- Mike Nattrass MEP
- Geoffrey Robinson MP
The British public are hitting back at the consistent attacks on our environment by the Government which are in complete contradiction to David Cameron’s promise of “green growth”. Join us at the convention to hear how HS2 guarantees to destroy thousands of acres of irreplaceable woodland and habitats, not threatens, it WILL destroy for ever, if we allow it to go ahead!
The Save Our Woodland appeal to save the Forestry Commission woodlands from sell off reached over 200,000 within 2 days, an overwhelming message that the British public see the countryside as one of our most important assets and one we are not prepared to sacrifice for greed. There are millions of trees and vast areas of ancient and bio diverse woodland at threat from HS2. HS2 is a much greater threat and the scale is simply not understood yet by the British public. Please help us spread the word!
Join those of us who have examined the supporting evidence for HS2 and have found it to be absolutely flawed; there is NO BUSINESS CASE, NO ENVIRONMENTAL CASE and NO MONEY TO PAY FOR IT.
We need you, as a morally and environmentally aware person to help spread the word about the largest White Elephant this country has ever seen stampeding through Westminster and threatening to trample our countryside including at least two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, flood plains and rapidly diminishing farmland. HS2 is not sustainable growth and is being mis-sold as such by the Government and pro high speed people who do not understand the speed intended is not carbon efficient and Mr Hammond refuses to address.
Please join us for all or part of the day at our convention. The venue was formerly the Royal Agricultural Showground and will be cut through by HS2 so you will be able to see for yourself how HS2 will destroy this ancient part of Shakespeare country and will decimate local economies that will not have stations.
Chairman STOP HS2