Upcoming Events Calendar (Colne Valley, Steeple Claydon, Cubbington, London and beyond)

Sunday March 15th. Resistance Rally - Stand for the Ancient Trees. A solidarity walk through the ancient woodlands of Broadwells and Crackley in Warwickshire with Gail Bradbrook and friends. These ancient woodlands are under imminent threat from HS2. Our camp at Crackley is threatened with eviction and this is a cry for support for these […]

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HS2 Menace at Harvil Road

Some eyewitness reports in the last few days regarding threatening and violent behaviour by HS2 contractors at Harvil Road, Uxbridge. Currently in a raw format we may write these up as more coherent narrative at a later date. Please see the Facebook group HS2 Crimes - Evidence for up to date media. May 2 - […]

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Remote actions to support Stop HS2

This post has been copied from this Google document created by xrmidlandsactions@protonmail.com (please email them to add any information to their cloud doc) Please uphold XR’s Principles and Values and the Rebel Agreement when engaging in these remote actions. Please consider that the individuals involved will all be navigating this stressful and emotional period and […]

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Crowdfunder for camps

We now have a crowdfunder page for the camps, which is available here. This crowdfunder is running for another 6 days and any help is appreciated.

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15th March - Stand for the trees in Warwickshire

In April the despicable HS2 plan to fell 3 areas of precious local Ancient Woodland: Broadwells and Birches Wood and part of Crackley Woods. Join us, Gail Bradbrook, and friends to walk amongst our Ancient Trees and show the Government how strongly you feel about this terrible assault on our ecological heritage. We will gather […]

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UPDATED Monday 24th: Chainsaws coming for Broadwells Ancient Woodland

HS2 chainsaws are coming for Broadwells Ancient Woodland! In the last week HS2 Ltd have been stepping up their work in the ancient woodlands surrounding Kenilworth, with action being taken to prevent birds from nesting, which we see as a clear indication that they intend to start felling ancient woodland soon. On monday 24th Febrauary […]

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Update: RELEASED Tree Defenders in Court Today: Please attend if you can.

Both have been released now! 20/02/20 Two activists from Harvil Road are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court this morning very soon at 9:30am. Please attend if you can to show them some support by sitting in the public gallery.

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Powerful call out video (4 mins). Please watch, act and share.

18/2/20 Aquifer works are imminent at Harvil, drill in position to start today. The aquifer supplies 3.5 million peoples drinking water (22% of London’s  drinking water and much of Bucks). HS2 have applied to re route the water supply from the Blackford group of pumping stations near Harvil road, to Watford which is Thames Water. […]

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Vigil for the trees

A VIGIL FOR THE TREES Come and honour the beauty of our woodland before it is lost to us. Join us for a vigil at the beautiful spot by the River Colne where the Red Rebel Brigade bore witness at our 'Stand for the Trees' walk in December. Now that Boris has given the go […]

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Urgent Call for Help at Harvil Road from Today

17/2/20: Lots of activity at Gate 3, Harvil Road this morning... 100 tonne crane, heavy concrete pumping plant and trucks with unknown cargo have turned up. The feeling is they may be looking to start test drilling or even get the full pile driver in this week. Numbers are real thin here, so we need […]

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7 days ago

The above link gives info on the Chilterns. Formed 65 million years ago. Heres an extract...The chalk forms a major aquifer (water bearing rock sufficient to provide a water supply to wells).
In London it has been possible in the past to have artesian wells, because the surface of the land
was lower than the water table in the hills to the North and South. This caused the water pressure
to force water up the well to try to restore the water level to that in the chalk. (This means that it is
particularly important not to pollute water in Chilterns since the chalk in this area is a point of input
to the aquifer underlying the whole Thames basin.) In Victorian times, the water table fell because
of the increase in industrial activity until there was no artesian effect. The reduction in industry
over the last 30 years has caused the water table to rise by about 45’. This is having an impact on
the deeper sections of the London Underground. It also partly explains the increase in winter
flooding around Chesham and other towns in the Thames basin.
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