There are lots of ways you can help oppose HS2
- Write to Grant Shapps and your MP and encourage your friends and relatives to write to their own MP, especially if they are in areas not directly affected. The more politicians realise that people think HS2 is a bad proposal, the more likely they are to cancel it.
- Download posters and other publicity material from our “toolbox” and display them in your window, workplace or anywhere where you have permission. You can also get posters and other publicity material from the Stop HS2 shop – click here.
- Take action locally. Contact your local and county councillors to make your concerns and opposition to HS2 known to them. Join or form a local action group. We’ve got contact details of existing action groups on our contacts page, and we can give you guidance on how to set one up in your area.
- There are a number of protection camps which aim to stop HS2 Ltd from destroying wildlife and other natural sites. Details of camps are on our Facebook page.
- Organise publicity events – these range from walks along the route, to information stalls at events. Local papers often publish photos of events (or sometimes use them in later articles) so please take photos, put them on social media and send them to journalists.
- Join in the discussions on the internet to tell people why you think HS2 is a bad idea.As well as comments on Stop HS2 articles, some newspaper articles allow comments (there’s a list on the side of the page of some of the most recent articles, or join our facebook page.
- Write letters to your local news media and to the national press.
- Start discussions – use twitter (the share button at the bottom of our articles makes it very easy to tweet a link). If you have a blog, maybe you could post an article about HS2 on it, or link to articles on Stop HS2.
- Have you considered writing a guest article for the Stop HS2 website? If you can write for a village newsletter, you can write for Stop HS2.Our guest authors cover a wide variety of topics, from international opposition to high speed rail projects, to local effects of HS2. Writers must support the aims of Stop HS2 – to get the HS2 proposal canceled – but can cover almost any aspect of the HS2 proposal.Typical articles are 300-800 words, but we occasionally publish longer or shorter ones. We are very happy to receive complete articles, but if you want more information please get in touch. If you want we will link back to your own website.
The more hidden 4 questions on safeguarding also need presenting to people in the hs2safeguarding corridors and land areas being reserved without local consultation across all affected. Transport works orders along with a largely mp controllable hybrid bill text scoping process is a risk for communities.
Perhaps parish councils and people
directly affected need to be advised at meetings what risks they face from road changes and from currently omitted land takes for construction and sites. Also there is the issue of priority being assumed to create hs2 primacy. There is also the unknown developments hs2 has not allowed for.