Buckinghamshire is a small affluent county in southeast England, not far from London, so many commuters live here (it may be expensive, but likely a nicer place to live for many who like quiet, yet not as expensive as London!)
This county is home to the Chiltern Hlls, a set of lovely low-lying hills. However much of the countryside is being destroyed to make way for the disastrous HS2 project, a fast-speed train that will kill 22,000 wildlife yearly once built, based on estimates of similar projects abroad. Experts say it won’t even reduce climate change (some planned hubs are for airports?) We need to slow down, not speed up.
No doubt the awful project will mean more work for Tiggywinkles, the world’s busiest wildlife hospital that is housed here. Founded by a local man and his wife, it has now morphed into the gold-standard hospital of its kind with training courses, books and an emergency helpline, all based in Haddenham (England’s biggest village with four ponds!)
Although the county has many ancient properties (and is the setting for the TV series Midsomer Murders), it’s also home to a new town of Milton Keynes. This is laid out in a different way to other roads. These new towns do have some advantages, but sometimes can be a bit boring (Hertfordshire’s Welwyn Garden City was once described by a Guardian journalist as a town ‘that looks like your mum built it!) Having said that, no-one in Milton Keynes is never more than half a mile from a public park (and they are easy to get to, with more bridges than Venice).