Here, HS2 Ltd CEO Mark Thurston explains the importance of health and safety on HS2 worksites, with a few real-world examples showing just how seriously his staff are taking these issues and social distancing rules during lockdown.
On Sunday 22nd March, Boris Johnson reiterated the need for social distancing, following a weekend when many people went out in the sunshine during the Covid-19 crisis. The day after, it was very clear that these words of warning had been lost on HS2 Ltd.
If it wasn’t bade enough that HS2 Ltd are planning to cut down ancient woodland with nesting birds during nesting season, it now seems they are even more desperate to get the work down before they get shut down due to the Covid 19 crisis.
This video is a follow-up to the “HS2 fails to measure up” film from last year, as Joe gets to make a more accurate measurement of the land-take through Broadwells Wood.
With it being rumoured that Sajid Javid is now backing HS2, a decision will be made on the future of the project within days, and it will all be down to what Boris Johnson decides. So here’s our message to him.
We’d really like you to pass it on to him, which you can do by emailing the link to this video to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today on the Welsh Road just outside Offchurch in the safe Conservative set of Kenilworth and Southam, three people were arrested (one off video) for trying to stop HS2 ‘vegetation clearance’ which has been taking place regardless of the fact that a decision on the future of the entire project has not been made. A fourth person was later arrested and dearrested. Here’s what happened.
Lord Berkeley talks to Sky News’ Sophie Ridge about his report into HS2:
Parliament was misled into supporting HS2 says Lord Berkeley, appointed by the government as Deputy Chair of official report reviewing the project. The former Chair of Railfreight was so dissolusioned with the official report into HS2 that he’s produced his own, and says taxpayers are set to lose £40bn.
On 29th December, Chris Packham will be leading a walk around the Colne Valley (start 12.15 at Denham station, wear boots!) to highlight the destruction HS2 will reap and to ask people to Stand for the Trees.
Chris Packham’s latest video, Stand for the Trees, #rethinkHS2. Vocals by Annie Lennox, voiceover by Emma Thompson. Put the sound on and come to the event in Colne Valley on 29th December
HS2, the Destruction, the Review and the General Election.