Second reading of the hybrid bill – there will be a protest outside parliament on the 28th of April. There will also be opportunities to meet with your MP. See more here.
Petitioning - it is so important to get involved now and petition for improvements to the HS2 plans. This could be the last chance to make any improvements. You must submit your petition in May – see a great guide here from Stop HS2.
If you live in Ickenham or Harefield please contact your Residents Association for assistance with petitioning as they are doing excellent work on this and will support you. If you live anywhere else please contact your Residents Association and us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do all we can to help.
Compensation – the government has announced the outcome of the re-run of the compensation consultation. The main impact for Hillingdon is that the rural compensation line has been moved in to West Ruislip, this is good news but we feel that compensation is still inadequate.
Another Judicial Review – after a freedom of information request, the Information Commissioner authorised the publication of the 2011 Major Projects Authority report on HS2 (there are other unpublished reports since 2011). The government vetoed this decision on the basis that it was not in the national interest; the Information Commissioner has now stated that they cannot veto his decision and is seeking a judicial review. The government is ignoring this and continuing with its plan for the second reading on 28th April. If you would like to register your protest, please sign the following on line petition and send on to your friends and family:
We have completed our response to Environmental Statement, please see it here.
Thanks to Hillingdon Council, Harefield Tenants and Residents Association and the Ickenham Residents Association for their detailed responses to the HS2 Environmental Statement.
Read our previous news stories here.
Hillingdon Against HS2 is working to save our local communities from the devastation and disruption the High Speed Rail 2 project could create. The government wants to use at least £42 billion of your money to build a new high speed rail line from London Euston non-stop to Birmingham and beyond. That is £42,000,000,000!!! This price DOES NOT include the trains!!
There is still lots to be done to overturn the HS2 proposals and we still need your help.
There is a never-ending source of stories on HS2 in the media on our facebook page, please join in to keep up to date.
The biggest infrastructure project in the UK, and the most expensive railway in the world, HS2 will hurtle through parts of Ruislip, Ickenham and Harefield at speeds of up to 300kph, causing residents loss of properties, businesses and leisure facilities. A link to Heathrow in phase 2 of the HS2 project may wreak further chaos and devastation on our borough, particularly South of the A40. It could mean up to 10 years of construction work, and local residents will be effectively living in a huge building site during this time.
Check out and join our Ruislip group for updates and discussion, and follow us on Twitter @HillingdonAHS2.