Wednesday 9th January 2019 at Uxbridge Magistrates Court
Your support is vital.
HS2 contractors plan to pile drive into the Chalk Aquifer in Hillingdon in multiple places, one of which is New Year’s Green Bourne, off Harvil Rd, Harefield, which is a known pollution pathway from a contaminated site.
Without adequate protections this will contaminate the water which supplies 22% of London’s drinking water, negatively impact on the natural filter of the chalk aquifer and reduce the volume of water.
Pollution is already so high in this area, Ickenham pumping station had to be permanently closed as a public water supply. Affinity Water warned HS2 in 2014, in their petition to the Houses of Parliament, that planned activities could entirely jeopardise public drinking water in our area.
Nature protectors, Sarah Green and Lora Hughes stand accused of obstructing this ‘legal’ work. They challenge the charge on the grounds that the planned work is not legal. HS2 have failed to demonstrate that they have any protective provisions in place which they are required to do by law.
This is happening in Hillingdon; we need to step up to safeguard our water.
Your support is urgently needed. Join the call for environmental protection laws to be enforced for our Public Water Supplies by the courts, Local Authorities and the Police.
You can demonstrate support by attending the court hearing in the public gallery at:
Uxbridge Magistrates Court, Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 1.30pm.
The proceedings may take some time but any amount of time you can offer on the day will be of great value. There will also be a presence outside the court which you can be part of.
Meet outside the court at 12.30. Bring banners, placards, music and joy!
At 4pm Sarah and Lora will walk down the High Street to the Civic Centre to deliver a letter to Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, calling on the Council to ensure that adequate protective provisions are in place before any drilling work commences.
Hillingdon Green Party holds regular meetings for members, supporters and anyone interested in Green issues
Our next meeting will be: To be announced
For more information, please contact Chris West, Secretary, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0774 830 2957
We cover the 3 Parliamentary Constituencies of Uxbridge and South Ruislip; Hayes and Harlington; and Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner.
We campaign on local, national and international issues and look to stand candidates in local and general elections.
As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election. For more information, please contact Mark Keir (Local Party Contact) by email on email@example.com
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Even if you don't want to make the commitment of joining us, we always welcome supporters and volunteers. Volunteers can help with our campaigning work. Could you help deliver leaflets to your street, or go out with our campaign team and speak to local residents about their concerns?
Do you have fundraising experience or web design, press, research and administrative skills? Whatever your level of experience and however much or little time you can give, we would love to hear from you.
Contact Mark Keir by email as above for more information about ways you can get involved.
We will be putting in place soon the means to donate electronically to Hillingon Green Party.
In the meantime please contact Graham Lee. Treasurer, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Although we have stood in the area in the last few years we have no Green Party councillors on Hillingdon Council. We aim to change this.
So we need lots of enthusiastic, committed and hard-working candidates. We are particularly keen to ensure diversity amongst our candidates.
Candidates must be paid-up members of the Green Party and support its main aims and policies.