Residents Given The Chance To Say No
Against Heathrow expansion at council's public meeting
A public meeting will be held at the Civic Centre in Hounslow at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 January to discuss plans to expand Heathrow Airport.
According to the council, around two thousand residents have already been in contact to say ‘no’ to plans to double the airport’s capacity.
The Government is currently conducting a 14-week public consultation and as part of its ‘Say No’ campaign, the council is keen to ensure that local people have every opportunity to register their views.
Cllr Barbara Reid, the council’s lead member for aviation, said, “The Government is planning to embark on the biggest ever programme of airport expansion the country had ever seen. It is essential that every single person in the borough who is opposed to these plans makes their voice heard.
“It is clear to everyone that expansion will mean more planes, more noise and more pollution. By turning out to the public meeting in force we can send a very clear and simple message to the Government - Hounslow says ‘no’.”
The public meeting will be held at the Civic Centre in Hounslow at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 January 2008.
In addition to attending the public meeting there are a number of different ways that people can register their support for the Council’s ‘Say No’ campaign including:
• Joining the Council’s Say No Facebook group at www.hounslow.gov.uk/heathrow
January 18, 2008