Residents with questions about HS2 will have them answered by their experts, as well as Stop HS2 campaigners who will stop them “spinning a yarn”.
Staff from HS2 Ltd will be available to talk about how the project is progressing and answer questions as part of an ongoing “programme of information sharing” with local communities all along the 140-mile route of the first phase.
Simon Kirby, HS2 CEO, said: “A new high speed rail network will bring significant benefits for the country but we do understand that it affects peoples’ lives.
“We want to keep on talking to local communities directly about the proposals and these events are a chance to do so. Our specialists will be on hand to help and I would encourage people to come along if they can.”
At the event, HS2 Ltd staff from a range of disciplines including engineering, environmental and property will be on hand answer any queries.
Stop HS2 'spinning a yarn'
But Hillingdon Against HS2 campaigners are inviting Mayoral and GLA candidates along to a counter event alongside the information day to “raise more awareness”.
Ruislip resident and campaigner, Lottie Jones, confirmed the event isn't a protest but an offer of support to residents.
She told getwestlondon : “From past experiences when they've brought these roadshows to town and giving out information, they can never answer questions, and residents often get really frustrated by these events.
“We'll be outside offering support, information and details they'll be looking for, but probably won't get inside the hall.”
Mrs Jones, who petitioned at the HS2 Select Committee, went to a recent similar in Chalfont St Peter to find out what residents can expect.
She said: “Over the past five years, we've probably had three or four of these events and they've all been very similar.
“In Chalfont St Peter, there were no familiar faces, the staff couldn't read maps and they didn't know the area.”
The Hillingdon Against HS2 campaigner says residents have been in touch, upset at the Ickenham event timings.
“It finishes at 7pm and people don't get home from work can't get to it. Why don't they do it on a Saturday or until 8 o'clock?
She added: “We want to stop HS2 spinning a yarn as they always do.
“How they try and put a positive spin on it is anyone's guess, but that's what they want to do and tell people that it's going to be a wonderful experience with how they're going to come and dig up half the borough and clog up the roads with HGVs and stop people getting to and from work.”