SHE TAKES CAMPAIGN TO BRENTFORD FESTIVAL

Press Release

5 September 2016

For immediate use

 

SHE TAKES CAMPAIGN TO BRENTFORD FESTIVAL

 

Local grassroots campaign group Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE) attended the Brentford Festival on Sunday 4 September, speaking to hundreds of residents about the prospects for west London should Heathrow expansion be given the go-ahead by Prime Minister Theresa May this autumn (1). Among the issues raised was the new flight path that would almost certainly fly over many areas in the Ealing and Hounslow boroughs, as well as the issues of air pollution, traffic congestion and the destruction of the ancient village of Harmondsworth which lies on the Airport’s northern boundary.

 No 3rd Runway campaigners speak with local residents at the Brentford Festival on 4 September 2016.

No 3rd Runway campaigners speak with local residents at the Brentford Festival on 4 September 2016.

 

During the afternoon local MPs Ruth Cadbury and Dr. Rupa Huq joined us to offer their continued support for our campaign (2). We were also joined by members of Hounslow Council who expressed their serious concerns about the project.

 Dr. Rupa Huq MP (Labour, Ealing Central & Acton) joins campaigners at the Brentford Festival on 4 September 2016

Dr. Rupa Huq MP (Labour, Ealing Central & Acton) joins campaigners at the Brentford Festival on 4 September 2016

 

Campaign Coordinator, Robert Barnstone, said: “The Brentford Festival was a great chance to speak to hundreds of residents from Hanwell, West Ealing, Northfields and South Ealing, who would find themselves under a new Heathrow flight path should the third runway go ahead.

 

Barnstone added: “From the reaction of those attending the festival yesterday, it seems support for the third runway in west London is far from rosy as Heathrow claim.”

 

Ends.

 

Notes

 

1 A decision on whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick Airport is expected by the Government before the end of the year.

2 Two pictures attached. More available on request.

 

For more information:

Robert Barnstone 07806 947050‎; robert.barnstone@outlook.com