You have only got four weeks left to respond to the HS2 consultation. It is very important that the Department for Transport has as many responses to the consultation as possible. So please make time – this weekend preferably – to write your response.
When responding to the consultation, please use your own words where possible, and do add local information specific to your area if relevant.
Please encourage friends and family in other parts of the country to respond to the HS2 consultation. The Dept for Transport will be analysing where the consultation responses are sent from, so the more people off-route who are opposed to the scheme the better.
MPs have also emphasised the importance of writing a covering letter along with your response to the consultation. They have advised everyone should reiterate in no uncertain terms that they are utterly opposed to HS2.
They have now translated the summary document into Bengali, Somali, Arabic and Welsh: the Consultation Response Form can be downloaded in Bengali, Somali and Arabic versions. They also have large print versions as well.
Alternatively you can contact HS2 Ltd for a printed questionnaire on: 020 7944 4908.
If your answer is going to be to long to fill in the box on the printed form, the consultation hotline advised us that you can continue it on another sheet of paper, making sure that it is clear which question the answer is related to. We were also told that you should ask that the whole of your response (on the printed form and on the continuation sheet) should be taken as part of your response.
The form should be sent by post to Freepost RSLX-UCGZ-UKSS, High Speed Rail Consultation, PO Box 59528, London, SE21 9AX. It must reach them by 29 July 2011.
More useful sites:
- an MPs response to the consultation here:
- from the Kenilworth Stop HS2 group
- from the London Borough of Hillingdon
- from the Chiltern Countryside group
- from BBOWT ( wildlife trust )
- from HS2 Action Alliance
- from HS2 Amersham AG
- Wendover HS2 Action group advice.
- Joe Rukin’s Video advice
There are many other sites with advice on how to use your HS2 consultation response to make your opposition to the project known. If you have any suitable sites, please add a comment below.
(Moderation note: We will be checking any websites that are put in the comments, and will delete ones that do not support the aims of Stop HS2.)