Ruislip against HS2 has been an official Action Group since January 2011. Who we are. We are delighted to be part of Hillingdon Against HS2.
It was born out of frustration of so little being done in the local area to address the problems we face with the proposal of HS2.
It started with a few neighbours getting together to discuss the implications of a massive, new rail infrastructure being built through our community. Now we are growing into a much larger group and we have achieved a great deal in a short space of time.
Our main aim is to raise awareness, throughout our surrounding area, of the impact HS2 will have on us all. We have very quickly realised that we must campaign against HS2 in principle and not get caught up in the NIMBYism argument. (Not In My Back Yard)
Although we are proud to say we are ‘nimbys’, and have no qualms about wanting to protect our own homes, we accept that this is not an argument that will stand up against Government plans.
However, despite the fact the plans for HS2 have been in the public domain for over a year, there is still a massive lack of knowledge amongst local residents.
We have found that even when people have heard about HS2, very few understand the implications. So we are concentrating our efforts on highlighting the impact HS2 will have on our local community.