HS2 & EWR Working Group

A working group has been set-up to provide a forum for communities affected by either HS2 and/or East-West Rail, within the Community Board areas of Buckingham and Villages, Haddenham and Waddesdon, and Winslow and Villages, to identify and raise concerns regarding HS2 and East-West Rail impacts on local communities.

This group will work collaboratively with representatives from HS2 and East-West Rail and officers from Buckinghamshire Council’s HS2 and EWR Programme through constructive and open conversations to seek to mitigate local impacts on affected communities.

Core members

  • Buckinghamshire Council Councillors
  • Affected Town and Parish Councils

Structure and function

The Working Group is an informal meeting of the Buckingham and Villages, Haddenham and Waddesdon, and Winslow and Villages Community Boards.

The Working Group through consensus will:

  • agree priorities and provide an agenda for each meeting
  • set the frequency of meetings. It is proposed that meetings are monthly but members of the working group will have the ability to request a meeting at short notice if needed
  • ask for expertise from other services within the council when required

Special advisors

  • HS2 representatives (to nominate a single point of contact)
  • East-West Rail representatives (to nominate a single point of contact)
  • Buckinghamshire Council’s HS2 and EWR Programme Team
  • Thames Valley Police

Reporting and governance arrangements

Community Board Coordinators will, on behalf of the working group, organise meetings, draft agendas, capture actions and update the group’s Action Plan.

Questions should be submitted 2 weeks before the next meeting.

Agendas will be circulated a week in advance.

Supporting documentation

On 6th January 2020, the Transport Committee met to discuss updates on HS2. A copy of the video can be downloaded via the Parliamentary Website.

Contact us

To contact Buckinghamshire Council about enquires relating to HS2 and East-West Rail, or to sign up to the monthly HS2 E-Newsletter please email [email protected]

You can also contact the HS2 Ltd helpdesk by emailing [email protected] or calling 08081 434 434 (freephone).