Joe Rukin writes on the subject of High Speed 2 – the planned rail link from London to Birmingham (and later beyond). He is also Chair of the Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group and co-founder of Stop HS2, the national campaigning body against HS2. Today he warns residents the public consultation period is coming to an end and their time to act is now.
Stop HS2 gear up for ‘final push’
Stop HS2 campaigners across the country are gearing up for a ‘final push’ to get responses to the HS2 consultation before the deadline of 29th July. This will kick off tomorrow (Saturday 16th July) with the official opening of the national Stop HS2 campaign HQ in Kenilworth. Initially the centre will be used as a drop-in centre for people wanting help responding to the consultation before being used to push the campaign forward in other areas from August.
Stop HS2 founder Joe Rukin said;
“HS2 is an environmental disaster and a waste of money that will make the Millennium Dome look like a Duck House. This monstrous project has a highly questionable business case, will wreck the countryside, go further toward bankrupting the country and only benefits the richest in society, so now is the time to act and do your bit to stop it happening.”
“We are urging the public to answer as many of the official consultation questions as they feel comfortable with, to use their own words, and to supplement this with individual letters calling for the project to be scrapped, or at least that a full public inquiry should be held, but it can be as simple as saying ‘No’ to the first five questions and putting your name and postcode on the form.”
The Campaign group is seeking volunteers to help run their Kenilworth office and interested parties are invited to contact Joe Rukin for information on 07811 371880.
For a printed copy of the HS2 Ltd Consultation documents or the files on CD, call 0300 321 1010 or visit highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk. Send your response to; Freepost RSLX-UCGZ-UKSS, High Speed Rail Consultation, PO BOX 59528, London, SE1 9AX or email email@example.com. You can fill in the form at https://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk/have-your-say
Chair of the Kenilworth Stop HS2 Action Group and co-founder of Stop HS2, the national campaigning body against HS2.
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