Coun­cil slams HS2 for shun­ning county

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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