HS2 response deadline looms

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HS2 CONSULTATION: The campaign group Stop HS2 has declared next week Stop HS2 Week.

It aims to draw people’s attention to the deadline for responses to the government’s consultation on the high-speed railway line proposal, and get as many people as possible to respond to the consultation.

The deadline for forms to be returned is Friday, July 29.

The consultation can be completed online at http://highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk and guidance on responding to the questions is available at http://stophs2.org

Stop HS2 officially opens its new campaign headquarters in Kenilworth tomorrow, Saturday.

in the consultation

forms completed and returned before the 29th July as possible.

There are still thousands of members of the public who, although against HS2, have NOT filled in a Consultation Response form yet. D-Day (Deadline Day) is 29th July 2011.

After that no more anti-HS2 voices will be heard by Parliament. Can more still be done? YES! All the local newspapers along the proposed HS2 route can make journalistic history by joining forces and supporting STOP HS2 WEEK. Such a show of unity would be an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate the power of the local press and would be a newsworthy story in its own right.

HOW?

By giving their front page coverage to the importance of returning the consulatation response forms by 29th July.

By printing the Government’s questionnaire accompanied by the “Quick Guide for Responding to HS2 Consultation”

By giving details of how to respond on line on where to find help

By giving as much coverage to the campaign as possible during this penultimate week.

By emphasising this last chance for people to have their voices heard.