North Ealing Against HS2 protest march

For more pictures, see the Ealing Against HS2 website, where this was first published.

StopHS2 banners at Ealing Town Hall

StopHS2 banners at Ealing Town Hall

NEAHS2 held a protest march against HS2 plans on 23 March 2013 walking along the Broadway from West Ealing and finishing outside Ealing Town Hall. The march was very well attended, despite arctic temperatures, strong winds and snow – showing the strength of feeling of people in Hanger Lane, Perivale, Greenford and Northolt and their resolute opposition to HS2 plans to blight to North Ealing. North Ealing is already feeling the brunt of Ealing Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital A&Es and maternity units closing, leaving the London Borough of Ealing with no A&E hospital. Greenford Police Station has also closed and there are primary school shortages. Some primary schools, such as Willow Tree school in Northolt and Vicars Green School in Perivale have long term expansion plans – but are located right by the proposed overground HS2 route.

Protesters at Ealing Town Hall

Protesters at Ealing Town Hall

As protestors chanted ‘HS2 – No Thank You!’ on the steps of Ealing Town Hall, cars passing by on the Broadway sounded their horns in solidarity. Local residents have had enough.

Alex Nieora addresses the crowd

Alex Nieora addresses the crowd

Speeches of opposition to HS2 plans were given by Dr Onkar Sahota, London Assembly Representative for Ealing and Hillingdon and Ealing Council Leaders and councillors, both Labour and Conservative, as well as UKIP Hanger Hill councillor Benjamin Dennehy, who said his party opposes the entire HS2 plan.

One comment to “North Ealing Against HS2 protest march”
  1. Well done to all those that braved the weather to protest.It is great to see that it is kept in the news and the government do not think that we
    the people that do not want ,believe or want to fund this project have not gone away.I watched the program on the French high speed train and am even more against it.So much could go wrong, as things do.With it taking 2 miles to stop.We have seen many machines well tested and
    seemingly fine suddenly go wrong.

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