Dear all

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 get in touch with me or call the Freephone Community Helpline 08081 434 434.

Kind regards

Emma

Emma Gaydon | Stakeholder Engagement Manager | Colne Valley and Chiltern Tunnel (C1) | HS2 Ltd      

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