The Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) held its first Annual General Meeting on 18th February 2018 at the BT Conference Centre in Yarnfield.
During the meeting the group provide details about its strategic plan going forward. This included details about petitioning Parliment about re-locating the proposed railhead from Stone/Yarnfield to a more appropriate site.
SRCG is campaigning for the re-location of the proposed HS2 Stone Railhead and future infrastructure maintenance base-rail (IMB-R) to the more suitable site at Aldersey’s Rough near Keele services. The SRCG seeks to achieve this objective by the presentation of their overwhelming evidence that proves its point from an engineering, environmental and economic perspective.
To achieve its objectives, the SRCG is working to petition Parliament on behalf of local residents. This will involve members of the SRCG’s technical team presenting evidence in front of an all-party select committee of MPs, who have the power to make changes to HS2 Ltd’s proposals for Phase 2a (West Midland to Crewe) of the High Speed 2 project.
To maximise its chances of success, the SRCG has been advised to engage a barrister to manage the presentation of its evidence and the forthcoming parliamentary proceedings. SRCG have therefore launched a public crowdfunding appeal to raise £15,000 to cover these legal costs.
This is the first time the SRCG has asked for public financial support, and have up until now, been self-funding. Unfortunately the Petition process is a cost that cannot be absorbed within the SRCG membership so with everyones help they hope to raise the sum of £15,000 towards the cost of the Petition process.
• Crowdfunding web site – https://stonerailhead.org/crowdfunding
• Cheque – Made payable to ‘SRCG’ and posted to: Yarnfield Village Hall, Stone, Staffordshire.ST15 0NJ, Attn: SRCG