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July 2011
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By Peter Archer

Many of our readers will have seen the arrival of hundreds of cyclists in the village one Sunday morning last month, taking part in a 100 mile cycle race. Some were fortunate enough to have time to stop and eat some cake baked by Pat Lea and iced with the stop HS2 message.

However, most of the cyclists were unaware of the HS2 threat and the damage it would cause to the Chilterns and were horrified at the prospect. Sadly, it just shows that those not directly affected have given little thought to the Government’s plans to squander their money in this unjustifiable manner.

The good news is that Cheryl Gillan has come off the fence and will vote against the project even if it means resigning her post as Secretary of State for Wales.

Turning now to happier matters, we can look forward to one of the annual village highlights, this month’s Flower Show. The recent rainfall will hopefully have come in time to ensure that the floral, fruit and vegetable entries will be in peak condition.

We continue to be indebted to our team of local historians who have been researching and writing our local history. This month we have the seventh instalment and we have still not reached the 20th century!

As in previous years, we take a break next month and in September the Editor will be Viv Robins. Please send your contributions to theleenewsletter@googlemail.com or hard copy to Viv at Crocketts, Lee Common by 12th August.
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