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HS2: Campaign tactics and groups

PUBLISHED: 14:56 16 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:01 20 February 2013

HS2: Campaign tactics and groups

HS2: Campaign tactics and groups

Protesters against HS2 have arranged a host of activities to get their voices heard.

Campaign tactics
Over the past year, a miscellany of activities has included:
Walking the entire HS2 route to highlight the countryside that will be lost.
Academic research into local geology and hydrology and HS2's impact on the River Misbourne and water resources.
Public demonstrations of the noise levels passing trains would make.
Studying the effect on wildlife of the HS2 barrier through the Chilterns.
Getting media personalities involved. Even Midsomer Murders is at risk: series producer Brian True-May has stated that many Chiltern towns and villages used as regular film locations will be unusable once the line is open.
Campaigners have organised dozens of public meetings, rallies, stalls at community events and fundraising.


Campaign groups
Campaign groups are active in other towns and villages along the route of HS2, including nearby Chalfont St Giles, Knotty Green, South Heath, Wendover and Waddesdon-Quainton.They are also enlisting the support of high profile residents including Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (Chalfont St Peter), Noel Gallagher (Chalfont St Giles),
Fern Britton (Great Kingshill), Geoffrey Palmer (Lee Common),
Sir David Jason (Ellesborough), and Lord Rothschild (Waddesdon).

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