Fairford Leys and Stone residents take to the streets for a second week to protest against HS2

Residents of Fairford Leys and Stone and their supporters took to the streets for a second week to protest against HS2

Monday, 12th October 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 12th October 2020, 3:37 pm
Second protest in Fairford Leys and Stone against HS2

Preparation works for HS2 have already had a direct impact on the area, and campaigners say they are dreading seven years of disruption while the high speed rail line is built.

Works began on HS2 on October 1, at a time when there is no capacity case for another rail line, and more people than ever are working from home.

Last week's protest was the second of its kind and was organised by husband and wife team Sue and David Stopps.

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Second protest in Fairford Leys and Stone against HS2

David, who is also a co-founder of Aylesbury's famous Friars music club said that he believes many people in Aylesbury have not yet realised how much their lives are set to be disrupted by HS2.

At the event many vehicles tooted their horns in support of the protest, which ammased more people than the first event on October 1.

Sue said: "Many people have said that they would gladly join one of our peaceful protests against HS2 if they were at the weekend. Well, here’s your chance…..

"We are holding another peaceful, family friendly ‘NHS not HS2’ protest in Aylesbury, next Saturday 17th October.

Second protest in Fairford Leys and Stone against HS2

"We really need you to join us.

"Meet at 10am at the Football Pitches car park, Andrews Way, Fairford Leys HP17 8QQ.

"You will need to wear a mask and be prepared to social distance. We won't be interfering with any HS2 activity and we will not be stopping traffic or causing any inconvenience to anyone.

"Our main objective is to raise awareness about how HS2 is affecting our community.

Second protest in Fairford Leys and Stone against HS2

"We are convinced that HS2 will be scrapped at some point but it's just a question of how much damage they will cause before that decision is made. We have to keep the pressure on.

"We have plenty of banners but please feel free to bring your own.

"We urgently need more support from people of the Aylesbury area on this. If you care about the NHS, if you care about the countryside, if you care about climate change, if you care about our community, then please join us in this peaceful protest.

"If you require more information about this event please message me, or email [email protected] "

Second protest in Fairford Leys and Stone against HS2

If you would like to find out more aboiut peaceful actions against HS2 in your area, or have a protest to promote, visit our HS2: Enough Is Enough campaign Facebook page HERE