MORE THAN 70 campaigners joined a protest walk through Stafford town centre to speak out against high speed rail.
The event, organised by local group Marston Against HS2, took place just hours before thousands of Stafford Hospital supporters embarked on their own march from the town centre to oppose proposed service cuts.
Town MP Jeremy Lefroy was among the anti HS2 group which walked from Tipping Street to Gaolgate Street on Saturday morning.
Marston against HS2 also hosted an information stand in Market Square throughout the day.
Bob Gasch from Marston Against HS2 said: “I think it was a very successful day. We had a good turnout on the protest walk; there were about 75 of us.
“It was amazing the number of people who didn’t know about HS2.
“We were also collecting signatures for our petition calling for Staffordshire County Council join the 51M Group (a group for local authorities opposing HS2) and we collected 1,500 on Saturday.”