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Local Elections

October 04, 2018


Johnathon Bartley (coleader of the Green Party) visits the camp, describing HS2 as ‘environmental vandalism’.


For the past seven years HS2 has continued to blight local communities threatening to destroy homes, businesses and quality of life.  Over the years countless residents have come together to oppose HS2 but sadly in mid-2017 the project was granted Royal Assent, for many marking the end of a long battle.
Hillingdon Green Party members are amongst those who have been tirelessly campaigning. Their combined efforts have taken them from the select committee review to giving evidence in the House of Lords. After exhausting these democratic processes, they are now on the front line at the Wildlife Protection Camp on Harvil Road. Here they have been recording and reporting environmental and construction concerns. So far, they’ve been pretty successful, finding evidences of environmental mismanagement, directly resulting in a HS2 planning application being denied.
The Green Party were recently focusing their efforts in winning seats in the Council Elections. Believing it to be an area where much more can be done. With Hillingdon Council now acting as an authorising authority with HS2, measures need to be put in place to protects residents from inevitable budgets cuts and project delays. And green councillors would be sure to bring in a much-needed balanced view to these decisions. 

The Green Party put a commendable effort into this campaign with a record-breaking number of candidates running throughout the wards. Special emphasis was on Harefield and other areas greatly affected, but despite their tough campaign they failed to break the Tory stronghold. Sofia kazi, resident at the Wildlife Protection Camp and Ickenham candidate says 'The disappointment of the elections has run deep. This important avenue in the fight against HS2 would have brought fresh hope to the area'. 
But undeterred by the setback the Wildlife Protection Camp will continue in it's mission to leave no stone unturned and to do everything in their power to stop the destruction of HS2.


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A Vote for Change

October 02, 2018

I had the good fortune to spend a lot of time with the Hillingdon Green Party who heavily supported the Stop HS2 Wildlife Protection Camp. Be the change you want to see.