Latest Updates

HS2 will be holding a number of drop in sessions during June and July where you can meet the HS2 Community Engagement Team and contractors who will be carrying out the work locally. For information on the dates and venues, please click here.

Please click here to read the HS2 Update for October 2018

Highway condition surveys will be taking place in Stoneleigh and Ashow during October and November. Please click here for further information. Additional highway condition surveys will be taking place in surrounding areas - please click here for details.

The following update was received from HS2 Ltd on July 26th 2018:

As we move into the next stage of building the new railway, we are introducing security and safety support vehicles as part of our plan to ensure that the public and those working on the project, as well as property and sites along the route, remain safe and secure.

These units will be available along the Phase One route to respond to incidents and will be on patrol 24/7. Their tasks might include responding to a security incident or checking to see if property or a piece of land is secure.

There will be three units in each of the three HS2 areas along the Phase One route. Each unit will have two staff from our contractor and a vehicle. They will have HS2 identification cards and high visibility clothing with HS2 branding whilst on patrol.

Should a resident wish to check if a vehicle in their community is representing HS2, they can call our 24/7 Freephone Community Helpline on 08081 434 434.

Recruitment for the jobs was undertaken locally in each area, with a high level interest in the roles. Over half of the new employees live in counties along the Phase One line of route. 20% of the new employees are female, which is double the average for working in this sector. All of the new contractors have been trained on HS2 values and behaviours.

We wanted to inform you about this service in advance of their work beginning.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this then please feel free to call the Freephone Community Helpline 08081 434 434

Presentations at Parish Meetings

On Thursday 14th June the Parish Council welcomed Ashley Jackson and Mark Smith from Laing O'Rourke / Murphy (HS2 early works contactors) and Alan Payne from HS2Ltd to a Parish Council meeting.

A presentation was given which provided details on early works which have already started, such as relocation of newts and archaeological surveys; plus any more planned early works which include the construction of the workers compound between Ashow and Stoneleigh and relocation of utility lines.

Councillor Bianco asked the representatives from HS2 to ensure that the impact of the worker’s compound on the villages of Ashow and Stoneleigh is mitigated as much as possible. The plans for the compound are being finalised and will be shared with the Parish Council when they are completed.

 Mr Alan Payne from HS2 Ltd agreed that the Main Works Contractors would attend the Parish Council meeting on 11th October to provide another update. 

To view the full presentation including the map of the worker’s compound and proposed exit and entrance routes please click below:Stoneleigh PC - June 2018 HS2 Presentation.pdf

At the Parish Council meeting on 8th February, the Council heard a presentation from Alan Payne, Project Manager at HS2, Andy deBell, Engagement Manager for Balfour Beatty Vinci, the main works contractor for HS2, and Stephen Randall, Logistics Manager for Laing Murphy. The presentation included a list of planned works in the area along with proposed start and finish dates.  The Councillors asked for more details regarding the proposed worker’s compound off the A46, and full details of the presentation can be seen here: