HS2 – Up-date
HS2 Action Alliance is a national campaign making the powerful case against HS2 and they want to hit their biggest milestone of the campaign so far – to have 100,000 supporters of HS2 Action Alliance. So, if you think HS2 represents the wrong choice for our country please sign up as a supporter TODAY at http://www.hs2aa.org/signup and get everyone you know who is opposed to HS2 to sign up too. It takes less than a minute and the campaign is only as strong as the people behind it.
Progress on judicial reviews
There are five separate challenges being brought against the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement on January 10th 2012 to proceed with HS2. These comprise one case being brought by 51m (the group of Local Authorities opposed to HS2), a case being brought by Heathrow Hub Limited (a company which wishes to see a more direct high speed link to Heathrow), a case being brought by Aylesbury Vale Golf Club and two cases being brought by HS2 Action Alliance.
HS2 Action Alliance is working with its lawyers as well as the lawyers representing the other parties mentioned above and the Government’s legal team to finalise an appropriate timetable for the various cases to be heard in court. Currently it is anticipated this will be at some point in the Autumn of this year but this has not yet been finalised.
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/353 This is the link to the official government e-petition for HS2 but will close on 04/08/2012, having been open for almost one year, So if you haven’t signed this please do so. If it collects 100,000 signatures HS2 will be debated in the House of Commons. So far this HS2 e-petition has collected only 26,075 signatures.