HS2 – Blight and the HS2 Ltd business case

The HS2 Action Alliance has published two new papers:

The first is a critical appraisal of the business case for HS2 – see http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/sites/bcc/transport/high_speed_2.page

The second is the report on property blight, using information from many local action groups, including Offchurch, which has been sent to HS2 Ltd  – see

http://www.hs2actionalliance.org/powercms//files/cms_files/Property%20Blight%20Pilot%20Study%20-with%20Annexes%20truncated%20for%20we…(3).pdf

HS2 – recent news

News about HS2 continues to come thick and fast.

1. The government has just announced that it is investigating a possible alternative route via Heathrow, and that the public consultation has been put back until early 2011 – see here.

2.  A paper from the Campaign for Better Transport asks some fundamental questions about HS2 – see here.

3.  And the national Action Alliance has published a paper on Alternatives to HS2 – see here.

Murders Galore in Cubbington

If you’d like to see more murders in two hours than in a whole TV season of Miss Marple, then come along to Cubbington Players’ next performance,” A Tomb with a View”.

This off-beat black comedy-come murder mystery has some pretty odd characters, mostly from the Munster-like Tomb family ; one with werewolf tendencies, another who wanders around in a toga like Julius Caesar, a mad scientist, a predatory man eating hussy, and a gentle lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds.

In a sinister library, presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced, mad eyed old man, a dusty lawyer reads a will to this off-beat family and visitors. Soon there are corpses aplenty, amid plot twists and a surprising conclusion.

“A Tomb with a View” shows at Cubbington Village Hall on Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of May 2010 at 7.45pm.  Tickets can be purchased (at the ridiculously low price of £5 adult and £3.50 concession) from Bargain Booze/Select Convenience on Rugby Road, Lifestyle Express on Queen Street, Cubbington, by phoning Sam on 01926 887844 or email: sam.kneeshaw@yahoo.co.uk.