Council slams HS2 for shunning county
PEOPLE in Bucks whose homes will be affected by HS2 are to be given the chance to speak to experts working on the project after council leaders slammed HS2 Ltd for shunning the county.
The leaders of South Bucks, Chilterns, Wycombe and Aylesbury Vale Councils, together with the leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, fired off a letter to the company after learning no community events had been planned for Bucks.
Now two meetings have been organised and staff from HS2 Ltd will be on hand to talk about how the project is progressing and will answer questions from the community.
The sessions are planned as part of an ongoing programme of information sharing with communities along the 140-mile first phase of the route between London and Birmingham.
The first event will be held at Ballinger War Memorial, in Ballinger Road, Great Missenden, on Friday, October 16 from 2pm until 7pm.
The next session will be held on Saturday, November 7 at Wendover Memorial Hall in Wharf Road, Wendover, from 11am until 4pm.
Simon Kirby, HS2 CEO, said: “A new high speed rail network will bring significant benefits for the country, but we do understand that it affects peoples' lives.
“We want to keep on talking to local communities directly about the proposals and these events are a chance to do so.”
At the events, HS2 Ltd staff from a range of areas will be on hand to answer any queries.