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HS2 – What Happens Next ?

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By Guest Author Joe It’s almost two years since the original announcement of HS2, and whilst the arguments for progressing with this gargantuan white elephant keep getting weaker, both the campaign and opinion against it keep getting stronger. It came as … Continue reading

Update from Roger

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Sunday March 11th is exactly two years to the day since Andrew Adonis announced HS2.  The arguments against HS2 are getting stronger and opponents more widespread, but the government seem determined to push on with the gargantuan white elephant. For … Continue reading

A New Opportunity

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Dear Stop HS2 Supporter, We have a unique opportunity to make a real difference over HS2. On Friday, Justine Greening became Secretary of State for Transport, due to a mini-reshuffle following Liam Fox’s resignation. Now we need to let her … Continue reading

Stop The HS2 Beacons

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A beacon will be lit at Packington Moor, near Lichfield, at 6pm on Monday 28th February, as part of a co-ordinated protest against the proposed high speed train link known as HS2 and you are invited to be a part … Continue reading

Conservative donors rebel against high speed rail link

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By Melissa Kite David Cameron is under fire from senior Tory donors, some of whom have threatened to withdraw funding if a proposed high speed rail link through the English countryside goes ahead. When David Cameron decided to back Labour … Continue reading

Ministers threaten revolt over high-speed rail link

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By Andrew Gilligan A further two ministers have said they are strongly opposed to the link and two more have expressed reservations. Many backbenchers of all parties, plus the Speaker, John Bercow, have also pledged to fight the plan. The … Continue reading

Birmingham get to Lobby MP’s

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Campaigners opposed to a new high speed rail line from London to Birmingham will have a chance to put their case to MPs after they were invited to speak at a Commons inquiry.Read Read More

Meeting Minutes 10th Nov 2010

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Wednesday 10th November 2010 Present: Gaynor Pope,Les Armstrong, Claire Bennett, Committee Members, Members of the local community Next Meeting:  Monday 15th November 2010 – Sunrise.Packington Lane Meeting Begin Claire Bennett opened the meeting by thanking everyone in attendance Claire Introduce herself and … Continue reading

Speed isn’t Green

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The following has been produced using an audio file of Joe Rukin’s presentation to the Parliamentary Lobby Day on 25th October and his slides: it is not a word-for-word transcription, but captures the spirit and some details of his presentation. … Continue reading

So what might the HS2 look like?

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So is it just a train line ? What is the big deal ? High speed rail takes many different forms and one is to elevate the track, below is an image of what this solution may look like on … Continue reading