Wendover White Elephant Walk Next Weekend

Wendover, Buckinghamshire: Sunday 10th July 2011

As the 29th July deadline for the formal HS2 consultation approaches, the White Elephant Walk will take place on Sunday 10th July to raise national awareness of the government’s controversial plans and the Stop HS2 campaign. The aim is to raise awareness nationally and encourage as many people across the UK as possible to take action in opposing the construction of the £33billion HS2 project by writing to their MPs and responding to the Public Consultation.

The event is taking in the protected Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is threatened by HS2. It will start in the centre of Wendover (Buckinghamshire) and culminate in a gathering on Coombe Hill which overlooks Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country residence in the Chilterns. Here opponents of the scheme will unfurl huge banners on the hillside revealing the cost of the scheme, currently estimated at £33billion – the equivalent of £1000 for each household in the UK.

HS2 is opposed by local conservative MPs including The Speaker, John Bercow (Buckingham), Welsh Secretary, Cheryl Gillan (Amersham) and Minister for Europe, David Lidington (Aylesbury) all of whom have been invited to take part in the walk. David Cameron has also been invited to meet the walkers on the hill overlooking his country residence.

The Wendover Action group will be meeting at Manor Waste (outside Budgens) at 10am on Sunday 10th July, before heading up Coombe Hill, which overlooks the proposed HS2 route through the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury.

This family event is designed to raise awareness of the HS2 consultation.  Why not bring your friends and family – and a picnic!

PS For more information, see their Facebook page.

4 comments to “Wendover White Elephant Walk Next Weekend”
  1. Just visited with thousands of other people the Prestwood Steam Rally. Chatted to the volunteer on the Wild Life Trust Stand, saw Rotary International and Hearing Dogs for the deaf Campaign stand amongst the exhibitors. Why was there no ANTIHS2 advertising, literature and Petition signing stand?
    Another two very well attended Shows coming soon
    21 – 24 July 2011, Art in Action. Waterperry, Nr. Oxford.
    1st September 2011 Bucks County Show. Nr Aylesbury

    Will the banners and material stored in Wendover shop be used on a display stand to canvas Petition signatures?

    Other volunteers must know of other Shows, Fairs and Rallies in their locality that can swell our Petition, are they being organised and coordinated?

    • yes, try a few more school summer fairs…always nice to see kids exploited in political arguments.

  2. Might it hit the headlines is they went that extra mile down the road to the 1 mile public footpath that borders Chequers to the south and west and is in full view of the house, and where their banners can be seen from the road? What a hoot it would be for the kiddies to blow their horns and make train noises into loud speakers every three minutes pretending to be HS2 passing by.

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