Days left to ‘save blighted homes’

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Petitions calling for a better deal under HS2 must be submitted by the end of next week as campaigners urge everyone affected to speak up.

Stop HS2 campaigners are now calling on residents to have their say and help shape the future of the hybrid bill at the crucial committee stage.

The bill is currently being assessed by an independent committee which will address major problems to make potentially significant changes.

As a result, it has been hailed as the ‘best chance yet’ to make changes to parts of the London to Birmingham rail route which are seen as unacceptable to residents.

Campaign manager, Joe Rukin will offer help to anyone who wants their voice heard.

“Everyone now has the chance to be heard by people who will actually listen over HS2 and the impact on our blighted homes” he said.

“The committees for both Crossrail and HS1 made significant changes, so it is essential now that anyone who has anything to say about HS2 says it.”

Anyone affected by the line can petition to call for change on particular aspects of the proposals at a cost of £20.

Petitions must be hand delivered to Parliament by 2pm on May 23, either by the petitioner, their agent, or MP.

Stop HS2 has produced a guide on petitioning online at

Joe Rukin will also act as an agent to deliver the forms on behalf of residents by post until Thursday 22nd.

A workshop will be held at the Sports and Social Club from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday to offer advice on completing the documents.