They plan to spearhead a local campaign against a third runway
A group of local residents has come together in Chiswick to campaign against a third runway.
The group is already considering a number of options, including an online petition against the third runway and organising community members to attend the rally against the third runway in Parliament Square on Saturday, October the 10th.
A meeting is to be held on Friday, 25th September at 7 pm with a talk from John Stewart of HACAN, the anti-airport expansion campaign group. Anyone interested can contact CHATR@mail.com for details.
A statement from the group said: "Spurred on by an apparent lack of any obvious high profile action in W4 against a third runway at Heathrow, a small group of residents have met to spearhead a campaign for W4 with the express aim of informing people who live, work and go to school in the area of the highly adverse affects of this runway by the inevitable increase of:
- noise pollution blighting every single day of the year with already interrupted & sleepless nights made far worse by the massive increase in air traffic;
- pollution of our environment by both aircraft and motor traffic (which is understood to be over EU limits already), particularly over and around where our children play, grow up and go to school, which has significantly detrimental health effects;
-additional pressures on already strained infrastructure;
- bearing part of the cost through our tax bills while witnessing the likely fall in property values for which no compensation will be paid
- in order to gather support and momentum for a strong, credible campaign against the third runway.
"John Stewart of HACAN has greed to advise on the most efficient and effective ways to organise this new campaign in order to assist the W4 community that will be affected, and coordinate with other groups in West London who are similarly opposed.
"The group will need your support in a variety of ways ranging from social media dissemination, distributing leaflets, writing to MPs, etc.
"Please watch this space and help us to prevent this clear and present danger to our communities’ wellbeing."
September 21, 2015