HS2 Update 23 Apr 2016

We have received the following update from the Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 team:

(Note: previous Updates can be found on the Campaigns part of this web site at https://www.amershamsociety.org/topics/hs2/).

This E-update looks at the upcoming House of Lords Select Committee hearing and upcoming HS2 events in the County.

House of Lords Petitioning

The House of Lords petitioning period closed on the 18 April. The County Council is now preparing for possible appearances in front of the Committee which could be as early as mid-May.
The members of the Committee are yet to be appointed; further details will be published when available.

You can chose to subscribe to updates from the House of Lords Select Committee by entering your email into the ‘email alerts’ box on the official website. This is located on the right hand side three quarters down the page at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/high-speed-rail-london-west-midlands-bill-select-committee-lords/.

Receipt of petitions

The Council has been alerted by the MPs offices that the Lords’ Office dealing with petitions has had some issues with sending out receipts for petitions. They are sending out responses to petitioners but due to the large number of petitions received on the last day of petitioning they have been delayed in doing this. It is likely some confirmations of receipt will not be sent until next week (week beginning 25 April). The Lords’ office are sending them in the order received so if you know somebody who emailed their petition on the last day please tell them to be patient in waiting for the receipt to arrive.

HS2 Information Event – Waddesdon

HS2 Ltd has arranged an event as an opportunity for local residents to find out more about the project and what it means for their local area. You will be able to talk to their experts about engineering, construction, property, the environment and more, see maps and plans of the project near you and ask questions and explore the proposals in more detail.

On Saturday 23 April 2016 they will be running an event at Waddesdon Hall, Baker Street, Waddesdon, HP18 0LQ from 11am- 4pm. The full details for this event can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-information-event-23-april-2016-waddesdon.

Councils’ HS2 Community events

The County and District Councils have been holding events across the County on the House of Lords process and outstanding issues. These events were well attended and feedback has been positive. The Councils would like to ensure that support for communities is effective and useful. If you have any further comments about the events or suggestions about further support please email HS2Blueprint@buckscc.gov.uk.

Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 Summit

The County Council held an HS2 Summit on 24 March 2016 from (9.30 to 12.30) at Green Park, Aston Clinton, HP22 5NE. The meeting was well attended with over 100 people joining us. The
presentations can be found at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/3936089/20160324-FULL-PRESENTATIONS2.pdf and the question and answers can be found at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/3936094/Summit-Q-As-240316.pdf.

HS2 Alerts

If you would like to be kept up to date will all the latest information on HS2 matters please contact
Andrea Polden andreapolden@icloud.com who will add you to her mailing list. Andrea is a
volunteer who shares daily information on HS2 matters.

Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 team:

Jackie Copcutt jcopcutt@buckscc.gov.uk Tel: 01296 383793
Darl Sweetland dsweetland@buckscc.gov.uk Tel: 01296 383463
HS2 Blueprint Mailbox HS2Blueprint@buckscc.gov.uk
BCC HS2 Webpages: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/environment/hs2/