Helen Glass, Head of Archaeology speaking about the old church site

A conference, organised by Buckinghamshire Archaeology Society, will feature the old church site amongst other sites of archaeological interest to be sadly affected by HS2.

Helen Glass, Head of Archaeology HS2 is one of the main speakers and has been working with the Parish Council on this subject .  She is a good speaker and has had interesting experience with HS1.

When The Conference will be held on Saturday 16 May 2015, starting at 9.10am and ending at 5pm.
Where Weston Turville Village Hall.
Tickets for the conference – Tickets must be purchased in advance, either by post – see the form overleaf – or from the front desk of the Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury. A conference-only ticket is £10.

A FURTHER CONSULTATION HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY HS2 Ltd known as Additional Provision to the Bill

A FURTHER  CONSULTATION HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY HS2 Ltd  known as  Additional Provision to the Bill  and concerns alterations to the land take contained in the Environmental Summary published in November last year.  The amendments are proposed to take account of further discussions with landowners and occupiers, refinements to the design and changes to accommodate the requirement of utilities providers.

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New compensation package update

David has asked me to let you know that at a meeting earlier this week Sir David Higgins, the new Chairman of HS2 Ltd, confirmed that he expects the new compensation package for those affected by Phase One of HS2 to be announced in the next four to six weeks.  Please feel free to share this information with your local groups.

Further information is available of David’s website at the below link.



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Petitioning Workshop to be conducted by Marcus Rogers,

Marcus Rogers, who is an expert on the Petitioning Process and a Roll B Parliamentary Agent. Wednesday 30th April in the Park Room at the Community Centre from 7.00pm.
Marcus will be able to give individual advice on whether and how to submit a Petition to the Parliamentary Select Committee on possible changes to HS2 that affect Stoke Mandeville.
Please spread the word!

Do take a look for a little light relief.

For anyone who has not seen this.  Do take a look for a little light relief.   It’s been a long time in the making with John Bishop but now here it is.  A fantastic job co-ordinated by Emma. The Mail has now picked it up  too…




Don’t forget to forward this link on to your friends and family.

Residents endorse Stoke Mandeville Bypass Plan

At a well-attended meeting on Tuesday Feb 25th, residents heard from Marcus Rogers (formerly of Bucks CC) the rationale for the Stoke Mandeville Bypass proposal.
HS2 Ltd’s original plan was to build two massive 15 metre flyovers to take Risborough Road and Marsh Lane over HS2. There would be associated construction sites and construction traffic. A further flyover and construction site was needed to take the existing Risborough to Aylesbury railway line over HS2.
SMAG, SM Parish Council and Bucks CC persuaded HS2 Ltd. to fund the alternative plan known as the Stoke Mandeville Bypass. The Risborough Road from Terrick will be diverted westward before it is crossed by HS2 and run alongside the far side of HS2 towards Aylesbury. The new road will then cross HS2 close to the flyover taking the existing railway over HS2 and link up with Lower Road. Marsh Lane will be blocked where it is crossed by HS2.
The effect would be to reduce the number of bridges from three to two and construction sites from three to one. The detailed design of the bypass needs further work to minimise the impact on properties in Lower Road.
After questions and discussion, the Bypass proposal was approved overwhelmingly by a show of hands.