A useful source of information about appearing in front of a Select Committee
Anyone who has petitioned against the HS2 Hybrid Bill would be advised to read the very useful series of blog posts by Peter Delow about the petitioning processes used for Crossrail, which are also likely to be followed for HS2. The information is provided in several blog posts. Below is a link to the first one. You can find a link to the following posts in the top righthand corner of his blog post.
Very many thanks to those who petitioned, either directly, via Roll B agents or as part of a group Petition. There were 163 Petitions from Wendover, Dunsmore and Halton, a very satisfactory total, with the actual number of individual Petitioners being 441. There were 10 group Petitions of 6 or more. Many thanks to the organisers, the largest being Bob Lewis’s Petition of 56 residents in Dobbins Lane, and to those who leafleted and talked to neighbours.
16 organisations petitioned, and their number is included in the total of 163, but not in the 441 individual Petitioners. They were (in no particular order) Wendover and Halton Parish Councils, 3 Schools, the Cricket Club, the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, the Chamber of Trade & Commerce, the Choral and Music Societies, the Dunsmore Society and Village Hall, the Wendover Society, Wendover U3A, St Mary’s Church, and of course the Wendover HS2 action group.
The Private Bills Office at the House of Commons has put copies of all the Petitions on its website. There were 1,925 in total, from London to Birmingham. This is double the HS1 total, and more than four times the Crossrail one.
Wendover HS2 action group is now working with others to evaluate the benefits of a bored tunnel, so that this evidence can be presented to the Select Committee.