Nar­row lane ends bus trip to site

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WAIT­ING IN VAIN: Chal­font St Giles cam­paign­ers were dis­ap­pointed the bus couldn’t make it down the nar­row lane ANTI-HS2 cam­paign­ers liv­ing in Chal­font St Giles were left frus­trated af­ter the se­lect com­mit­tee were un­able to visit part of their vil­lage.

The com­mit­tee had been due to visit the site of a po­ten­tial vent shaft in Bot­tom House Farm Lane as part of its tour of the Chilterns Area of Nat­u­ral Beauty on Mon­day this week.

Protesters in­clud­ing coun­cil­lors and peo­ple who live nearby had gath­ered at the site with anti-HS2 signs to wait for the com­mit­tee to ar­rive, but when it came to the stop, it was found that the coach car­ry­ing the party was un­able to get up the nar­row lane.

The protesters were left stranded in the rain, frus­trated that the com­mit­tee had been un­able to see the site.

Keith Hoffmeis­ter of the Chiltern So­ci­ety said: “They waited in vain. It’s an im­por­tant stop which we would have liked them to see so for them to be un­able to get there be­cause the bus was too big was very frus­trat­ing for the peo­ple who had made the ef­fort to come out to the site.”

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