Another Petition on HS2

It wasn’t just Stop HS2 who went to Downing Street last week. In addition to the Stop HS2 petition with over 108,000 signatures from all around the country, members of the Wendover Action Group took their own petition there.

Roger Waller from the Wendover HS2 action group writes:

The Wendover HS2 Action Group have handed in a Petition to 10 Downing St with over 8,500 signatures against the HS2 proposal to run the High Speed Line through the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This project will cut a huge swathe through largely virgin rural countryside on its way from London to Birmingham. The requirement for such high operational speeds means that the route has to be as straight a line as possible, which makes accommodation to avoid populous areas almost impossible. This will lead to huge impacts on communities in close proximity to the line. There will be years of disruptive construction works, running 24 hours a day, with road closures and new roads being constructed.

Members of Wendover Action Group in Downing Street

Members of Wendover Action Group in Downing Street to hand over Petition

The Wendover Petition was handed into Downing Street on Thursday 13th October to coincide with a backbench debate in The House of Commons, and a protest in Old Palace Yard Westminster, organised by Stop HS2 and the National Federation AGHAST with Elle the White Elephant in attendance.

Wendover HS2 is holding a Public Meeting on The Manor Waste on Saturday 22nd October with the theme “It’s Not Over Yet”, it will run from 10:00am till 4:00pm. David Lidington MP for Aylesbury will address the meeting at 11:00 and other invited speakers will talk at intervals throughout the day. There will be information stalls and fund-raising tom-bola along with live music.

PS Please sign the online petition on the Government’s epetition website: this is our main petition at the moment.

3 comments to “Another Petition on HS2”
  1. I totally agree with your comment.

    There are so many reasons why “this should not happen” and I do not want to go into them here because I am sure you already know them. There are major facts which are simply being “left out of the current argument” which I find abhorrent.

    I thank you for ‘speaking out’.

  2. I have complained to Birmingham city council who are displaying posters in various locations along the route into the city saying ‘Birmingham Supports HS2’ – I would encourage anyone living in Birmingham to do the same. This is what I have said

    Dear Sir / Madam

    I wish to make a complaint about the posters ‘Birmingham Council Supports HS2’ which are appearing at various locations on the way into Birmingham.

    The reason I am complaining is that those posters are not necessarily reflective of the views of the people who live in Birmingham and pay Birmingham council tax. They are certainly not reflective of my views having already suffered the effects of the M6 Toll white elephant.

    As a Birmingham resident, I find these posters supporting yet more destruction of our countryside for the sake of progress completely insulting, and I do not wish to see them on the approach to my city. The comments on these posters are as controversial as them saying ‘Birmingham supports the war in Iraq’ – which of course you would never do.

    I would be interested in your comments and please take this email as an official complaint.

    Many thanks

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