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.
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.