SCORES OF PROTESTERS EXPECTED
Marston Against HS2 are expecting scores of anti HS2 protesters to join them on their Stafford town centre protest walk. The group will assemble around 10.30am in Tipping Street, setting off on the walk at 11.00am from Mill Street junction through to Gaol Square distributing flyers to further raise awareness of the extortionate cost of the HS2 project (currently estimated to be £73 billion – £73,000,000,000 by the Institute of Economic Affairs). Besides such high costs, there will be dreadful disruption for miles around the proposed route as communities; businesses, ancient woodlands and beautiful countryside are destroyed in its wake.
Afterwards, the group will retreat to their stand in Market Square where they will collect signatures to petition Stafford County Council to join 51M which is an alliance of councils that have come together to challenge the evidence base of the HS2 project.
The ‘Stop HS2’ White Elephant which is synonymous with the campaigners will also be joining the action group in the square.
Bob Gasch said that Saturday 28 should be a really busy day in Stafford, as the Support Stafford Hospital also has a walk planned for later that day, making this an ideal opportunity for both groups to raise awareness of their plight.
Pictured below are members of the Marston Action group participating in the recent Kings Bromley Against HS2 walk the route march.