Read the latest from the HS2 Action Group here:
Who We Are
We are a committee of residents local to the Killamarsh and Renishaw area and have a vested interest in seeing this project ‘stopped in it’s tracks’.
Chairman- Peter Howarth
Vice-Chair- Russell Beal
Secretary- Jodie Howarth-Beal
Treasurer- Lynne Johnson
Officer- David King
Officer- Paul Philipson
At our monthly meetings the floor is always open to questions and suggestions so that you can have your say. We can contact HS2 on your behalf and we take any questions seriously.
How To Tackle HS2
If you need any information about HS2 the easiest way is to go online at http://www.hs2.org.uk or write to them at:
Your local MP is your voice in Parliament, whichever party they belong to. Please get in touch with them.
How Your Money Is Being Spent
The whole project is estimated to cost
£33billion £43billion £50billion+ of taxpayers’ money.
Historically, every major infrastructure project has been grossly underestimated, so it is possible the figure could reach upwards of £80-100billion.
HS2 Chairman Sir David Higgins is pocketing a pay check of £591,000 a year, with the Chief Executive Simon Kirby on £750,000. This is compared to our own Prime Minister’s salary of £142,000.
Added to this are consultancy fees of £25million already, and this is before the start of any construction.
How Will This Effect Your Area
1- Your home is alrwady blighted as a result of the plans and you may be unable to sell your house http://www.thomsonbroadbent.co.uk/property-blight-applications/
2- The Trans-Penine Trail (TPT) will be unusable between Renishaw and Sheffield Road in Killamarsh
3- Ross and Catherall will be cut in half
4- The Sitwell Arms, Old Court & Police Station and Garage at Renishaw will be buried under an embankment.
5- Half of Station Road and its cul-de-sacs in Killamarsh will be destroyed along with the small businesses/amenities that operate there
6- Funding for the Chesterfield Canal re-generation has already stopped as a result of the plans
7- Foot traffic from the TPT into Rother Valley Country Park will fall, reducing visitor numbers through our villages
8- Noise from the 18 trains per hour will penetrate into the heart of Killamasrh, Renishaw and Beighton.
9- Migratory birds and other wildlife may be made homeless due to the construction and operation of HS2.
Meetings are held at the Killamarsh Leisure Centre, Stanley Street, S21 1DY on the following Thursdays from 7pm:
Continuing The Fight
We hold or attend various events throughout the year in order to fact-find or raise funds for paper, ink, newspaper ads etc which we need to continue the fight against HS2.
If you would like information on how to donate please come to a meeting or contact the team here: