“HS2 have been issued the licence which allows them to destroy bat roosts in Jones’ Hill Wood. This allows felling of the wood we hold so dear. We believe however the licence is not legally issued, and are looking at our options.”
Stop HS2 are very sorry to hear of the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan, a long term opponent of HS2.
Penny Gaines, chair of Stop HS2, said “Cheryl was one of the first members of Parliament to speak out against High Speed Two when it was announced in 2010. She made numerous speeches against HS2, and used her roles in Parliament to examine the project in detail. Cheryl remained opposed to the effects of HS2 right up until the end. We would like to pass our condolences on to her family at this sad time.”
“By the time #HS2 is going to get built, not only will it have destroyed some precious environment, but the pattern of work and the world of work and the way we do business will have changed.” Never a truer word said, and back in 2012.
— Joe Rukin (@joerukin) April 5, 2021
These are just some of the things we will remember her for
HS2 Blues by Acoustic Bears is new a protest song against the disastrous economic, and environmental impact caused by the construction of the HS2 railway line between London and Birmingham.
You can Download ‘HS2 BLUES’ FREE here:
It’s not the first song called “HS2 Blues” though. That one can be found here
Both songs are on the the “Stop HS2 – The Album” playlist, which is below.
The BBC report from to Leather Lane and Jones Hill Wood. Locals came along to watch what was happening at Leather Lane, organising a Toot your Salute to the oak trees as they drove past. the report includes an interview with Jim Ashton who lives by Leather Lane, the trees on which the AONB authorities are trying at least in part to save, with there being a petition to sign here. Mark Keir was interview from Jones Hill Wood, where campaigners are expecting an eviction soon.