Stop HS2 campaigner Anthea Hartley, aka Humbug, tells us how how protesters took their fight directly to Prime Minister David Cameron.
On Sunday this week we saw the stepping-up of the STOP HS2 campaign with the Prime Minister being left in no doubt about supporter’s feelings.
Hundreds of STOP HS2 supporters climbed Coombe Hill, which overlooks Chequers, and laid-out on the hillside the predicted cost of HS2 (£33,000,000,000) and, of course, the white elephant was there too.
Meanwhile, back at Great Missenden, we were up bright and early on Monday morning to canvass the rush hour commuters travelling to London.
Our placard carried the message: “HAVE YOU COMPLETED A CONSULTATION RESPONSE YET?”.
The reminder certainly did the trick. Within one hour 150 commuters had requested a form and by the evening a further 150 commuters had also collected forms on their way home. Just imagine if this response could be mirrored all the way down the line from London to Birmingham - how many more tens of thousands of STOP HS2 supporter’s voices would be heard by Parliament.
Stop HS2 week begins 16th July. This is the week when all local media is being urged to support the campaign by joining forces with their rivals and it giving maximum coverage to the cause. It is vital need for all supporters to complete a Consultation Response form by the deadline : 29th July. It is essential that those people who are opposed to HS2 should voice their opinions on this official Government Response form.
The Consultation Response form can be found and completed on line at: highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk, and the “Quick Guide for Responding to the HS2 Consultation” can be found at: hs2actionalliance.org