Stop Heathrow Expansion Public Meeting at Hayes and Harlington Community Center. MP John McDonnell letting everyone know the current status of Heathrows Third Runway with Jackie (Chairlady of the SHE committee).

Press Release
22 APRIL 2016

Residents joined local MP John McDonnell and Chair of Stop Heathrow Expansion, Jackie Clark to discuss the impacts of a third runway on the local area. The two explained both the current state of play on Heathrow and the plan of action for later this year, if the Government announces its support for a third runway.

Speaking at Hayes & Harlington Community Centre on Thursday evening, McDonnell outlined the latest developments with the campaign, and some of his activities on the issue in recent months. John McDonnell, MP for Hayes & Harlington, said: “In Hayes we face being subject to more aircraft noise, more air pollution and a poorer quality of life. Even if the government opts to support a third runway in July or September, we will fight this in the courts, as we did last time. And we will win again.”

Topics discussed throughout the evening ranged from aircraft noise, air pollution, traffic congestion and the political situation.

One theme that dominated the evening was air pollution, particularly in relation to children’s health whilst at school. Jackie Clark, Chair of Stop Heathrow Expansion, said: “Right across the south of Hillingdon there are very high levels of asthma sufferers, particularly amongst school children. It’s very worrying to think if Heathrow get their way, considerably more numbers of children would experience higher levels of pollution-inflicted illnesses in Hayes and beyond.”

Stop Heathrow Expansion are holding another meeting, open to all residents, on Thursday 26 May in Yiewsley. (1)

For more information:
Robert Barnstone 07806 947050?; robert.barnstone@outlook.com