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Councils call on Government to delay advanced HS2 works
As part of the collective action, Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern District Councils have already debated and agreed a special motion at their full council meetings last week, calling on the Government to pause all current site work until the 'Notice to Proceed' has been approved. South Bucks District Council has also agreed to write to HS2 to express the same concerns.
And tomorrow (April 25), Buckinghamshire County Council will debate the same motion at their full council meeting.
As required by the Department of Transport, a Notice to Proceed should not be given until the management capability, affordability of contracts and robustness of the revised business case have all been fully proven and approved.
The early HS2 works are already causing devastation across the county from Calvert in the north, through Great Missenden and down into the Colne Valley. There are major utilities works, roadworks, ground investigation, vegetation removal and netting of hedgerows all happening now. This is all in spite of it being widely reported that the official Notice to Proceed for the project has been pushed back towards the end of the year.
In a joint statement, Council Leaders said there was absolutely no justification why the County's residents should suffer significant disruption and long term environmental destruction while things remain so unclear.
They say it's massively disruptive to have HS2 contractors trampling all over the County doing preparatory work without the final scheme details even being known. Some of the current work is also extremely controversial and is creating significant issues locally. As a result, Councils also want HS2 Ltd to significantly improve the effectiveness of its community engagement with all those impacted by the line.
The Leaders add that if the Crossrail scheme is anything to go by, then it is clear that HS2 is definitely far from on time and on budget. As a result, the councils will be asking for a proper review to be undertaken before any further taxpayer funding is committed.
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Codicote 1: Amersham Town 2.
An essential accessory for an Amersham Town supporter this season has been a heart monitor. That was especially the case for this game as the loser would be in severe danger of relegation whilst, for Amersham Town at least, a win would ensure survival.
Not surprisingly, given the stakes involved, the first half was a tense affair with both teams struggling to mount a meaningful attack. It was perhaps inevitable that the only goal of the half would result from a penalty conceded by Amersham Town after twenty one minutes. A clumsy challenge from a forward seeking to assist his defence gave the referee, who had an excellent game throughout, an easy decision. Rob Banks struck the spot kick firmly into the corner of the net.
Whatever Amersham manager Ryan Luke said to his players at half time it worked. They came out with renewed intent, closed their men down and moved the ball quickly. They had their reward after nine minutes when, from a Bertie Squires-Adams free kick on the left, Josh Squires-Adams headed the ball back across goal for Kyle Clifford to hammer it past Bradley Heaps in the Codicote goal. Two minutes later Town almost increased their lead when Ash Higgins cut in from the right and smashed a shot which rebounded off the post. At the other end Amersham were indebted to keeper David Turner who went full stretch to palm away a fierce cross shot. Town, however, took the lead on sixty five minutes. Higgins again cut in from the left and this time his fierce drive wrong footed Heaps on its way into the net.
Amersham were now in the ascendancy, though they had a scare when Josh Squires cleared off the line. However, they could well have increased their lead on seventy six minutes when first, following a goalmouth scramble, a Bertie Squires-Adams shot was superbly saved by Heaps and then George Armstrong, put through by Bertie Squires-Adams, could only screw his shot wide of the far post.
With other results going their way Amersham are now certain to finish the season at least two and possibly three places off the relegation zone.
Amersham Town: Turner, Kelly, B Squires-Adams, Peacock, Aldridge, Clifford, Doumbia, J Squires-Adams, Higgins, Armstrong, Stonnell. Subs: Putman, Kelly, Andrew, Parry. Seaton.
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Amersham Spiritualist Centre
We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
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