HS2 claim it's totally fine to destroy ancient woodlands because they are going to plant new ones, well here’s a quick run-down (non-exhaustive) of why it isn’t possible to simply “replace” ancient woodlands.
As part of the ongoing Impossible Rebellion, two protesters have begun climbing the 7-storey offices of Marsh Insurance to protest against their influential role as the insurers of HS2’s subcontractors.
At St. Alban’s Magistrates Court on Monday 23rd August 2021 the final 7 activists from the ‘Extinction is Forever’ protest (which took place outside a HS2 site on the outskirts of Maple Cross, Uxbridge, West London in October 2020) were suddenly acquitted when the case was dismissed by the judge after just one hour into the proceedings.
On the 9th of October 2020 a non-violent protest took place outside the gates of a HS2 site on the outskirts of Maple Cross, Uxbridge, West London. A group of environmental activists erected (and in some cases ascended) temporary bamboo structures at the gates of the site, housing construction work and a quarry. Protesters remained in place for almost 10 hours. 21 activists were eventually arrested, without resistance and were later charged with Section 241 (D) of the Trade Unions and Labour Relations Act (watching or besetting a workplace, in order to compel a person to abstain from doing an act that person had a legal right to do - TU92006).
The police have this morning arrested a giant pantomime white elephant in Hyde Park. (Yes, really!)
A constituent of the prime minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP is challenging his silence over the deterioration of the quality in drinking water supplied to residents in his own…
Today, all seven women accused of Aggravated Trespass and section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act had the charges against them dismissed. In an unexpected turn of…
As opposed as I am to the wretched railway (unnecessary and unnecessarily expensive) my biggest concern is the wholesale corruption of our national life and the ruination of the public discourse that those who seek to do the prime minister's bidding on the question of High Speed Two have found it necessary to employ.
Road closures are planned for Leather Lane this Monday 19th July where HS2 are due to fell up to 15 oak trees along the planned track, putting wildlife and this vital bat corridor at risk.
Jones Hill Wood, known affectionately as Roald Dahl woods, is destined to be destroyed by HS2 as a Licence to fell is issued.