Two Views of Heathrow Expansion
Campaigners present alternative to Governments 'glossy' roadshow
Whilst the Department of Transport (DfT) is taking a 'roadshow' around West London to present their view of Heathrow's proposed expansion, campaigners against the plans have set up their own alternative exhibition.
Nic Ferriday, spokesperson for West London Friends of the Earth, said "The voluntary groups are giving their own exhibition because they want the public to know what third runway and Mixed Mode will really mean. The glossy PR and spin of the DfT are skillfully designed to hide the reality."
He continued "The DfT displays are misleading in all sorts of ways. They ignore the government's own recently published study which shows that far more people are affected by noise than the government claims. They ignore the health impacts of the extra air pollution. They do not mention the extra danger to people on the ground. And finally, they do not discuss the climate impacts."
"We hope that everyone who goes to the DfT exhibitions will also visit the alternative exhibitions. They should know about the reality of Heathrow expansion."
The following exhibitions have been organised by HACAN ClearSkies (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise) and NOTRAG, (No Third Runway Group) as alternatives to the government’s proposals for expansion at Heathrow.
Mon 14 January 10am – 8pm - Sheraton Heathrow, Colnbrook bypass, W. Drayton UB7 0HJ The Brompton Room. DfT exhibition at same hotel.
Wed 16 January 10am – 8pm - Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, Brentford. DfT exhibition at same hotel.
Fri 18 January 10am – 8pm - Adult Community College Richmond, Business School Parkshott, Richmond. DfT exhibition at same venue.
Public Meetings Organised by Local Authorities
Tuesday 15th January , 7.30pm Chiswick , St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall, near Turnham Green Tube station
Thursday 17th January , 7.30pm Putney , St Mary's Church, Putney High Street, Putney
Friday 18th January, 8.00pm Richmond , Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond
Tuesday 22th January, 7.30pm Hounslow , Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow
Tuesday 5th February, 7.30pm Battersea , Belleville School, Webb's Road, Battersea SW11
Wednesday 6th February Ealing/Greenford (venue & time to be confirmed)
Tuesday 12th February, 7.00pm Twickenham , Clarendon Hall, York House, Richmond Road, Twickenham
Tuesday 12th February, 7.00pm Hammersmith, Hammersmith Town Hall, High Street, Hammersmith
January 9, 2008