Many thanks to everyone who has signed the petition. It helped to kick-start a huge village and wider campaign to halt a terrible act of environmental vandalism in the heart of the Chilterns AONB. There is now a permanent protest camp on Link Rd Great Missenden HP16 9AE, spearheaded by brilliant campaigners from Extinction Rebellion and joined daily by very many local people. Next week it's important please that we have large numbers of protestors at all times, starting early on Monday morning. Please come along to the totally peaceful, fun camp and help us save the Link Rd trees. The camp is a five minute walk from Great Missenden station on the Chiltern line (45-50 minutes from Marylebone). Please follow Save Link Rd Trees on Twitter @rd_link and help us spread the word. Many thanks again for all your support.
To: Bucks County Council
Stop Link Rd widening, Great Missenden, Bucks
Scrap the decision to fell trees and widen Link Rd in the village of Great Missenden.
Why is this important?
Great Missenden is a beautiful village in the heart of the Chilterns AONB. This road widening is a County Council scheme, prompted by the decision to build the HS2 Chiltern tunnel portal in the neighbouring village of South Heath. The works are due to start on October 14th. Crucially, HS2 Ltd did NOT ask originally for the road widening in the village. This was insisted upon by the County Council in 2016 for "traffic flow" reasons, with no regard given to the safety of vulnerable road users or enhancements to pedestrian safety or the wishes of villagers. These works must immediately be placed on hold, pending the outcome of the Government's HS2 review and ideally scrapped altogether.
How it will be delivered
Please keep signing. Given the urgency however, I have submitted electronic copies to the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd, the Oakervee HS2 review, Bucks County Council, Cllr Peter Martin and local MP Cheryl Gillan.