Battle goes on against HS2

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Rail: A fundraising initiative is being launched to help fight plans for a highly controversial high speed rail link.

The Chilterns Countryside Group (CCG) is raising funds as part of a drive by local groups to finance the cost of legal action against the Government’s decision to build the high speed rail line HS2.

The group’s chairman Sue Yeomans, who lives in Tring, said: “Our commitment to opposing HS2 is unwavering and as one of the many groups fighting the scheme we want to play a part in fundraising.

“Many of our members have considerable experience on issues relevant to the HS2 decision and we will be bringing this experience to the legal team.

“Before we can do this, however, we have to secure the necessary funding and the CCG is looking to make a contribution of at least £15,000 in the next few weeks.”

The group is emphasising the impact that works taking place at Euston Station will have on commuters for the best part of a decade.

By highlighting the scale of the works it is hoped that more people will get involved beyond those directly affected by the physical route itself.

Sue added: “We would be very grateful for any donations or pledges to help mount the legal challenge against HS2.”

For information on how to add your support for either email info@chilterncountrysidegroup.org