HS2 tell us that pre-construction ground investigation works will be happening at roadsides and in fields along the line of the proposed railway at the eastern end of the village from the end of September 2016 for several weeks. They assure us that any disruption to traffic or footpaths will be minimal, very temporary (hours, not days) and noise will not be disruptive. Diddington Lane and Meriden Road (at Patricks bridge) are the only roads expected to be affected, but will not be closed to through traffic. You will notice workers about – but note this is not construction work as the railway does not yet have Royal Assent. Ground testing is authorised under a separate Parliamentary Works Order. If you see some small drilling rigs in fields they will not be for fracking! Details and maps will be on our website as we get them and on noticeboards.