The Conservative party manifesto was launched earlier today – this was contained on pages 23 and 24 (red highlights added) –
We are working through one of the largest-ever investment programmes in our roads and railways, putting some £40 billion into transport improvements across the United Kingdom over the rest of this decade. We are investing to reduce travel time and cost, increase capacity and attract investment here in the UK. We will continue our programme of strategic national investments, including High Speed 2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and the expansion of Heathrow Airport – and we will ensure that these great projects do as much as possible to develop the skills and careers of British workers.
HS2 will devastate the North of our borough whilst the Third Runway will destroy over 800 homes, render thousands uninhabitable due to noise and pollution whilst making our already dangerous air quality even worse.
Labour are open to the Third Runway subject to ‘certain conditions being met’ whilst John McDonnell supports the construction of HS2 according to The Independent.
Only UKIP of the major parties oppose both projects whilst having sensible policies to improve air and rail transport.
You have a choice on 8th June – vote UKIP.
The Heathrow Third Runway – how it affects you
With the Government now looking to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport, come and find out how a Third Runway would affect us and what you can do about it.
John Stewart – HACAN Clearskies
A prominent campaigner against airport noise for many years, John will be outlining the history behind Heathrow expansion and what is happening in the coming months.
Cliff Dixon – UKIP Hillingdon
UKIP’s local representative in Hayes and an outspoken critic of expansion plans, Cliff will explain the harm that will be caused to our area if the Third Runway goes ahead.
Christine Taylor (Below), Rob Barnstone, Neil Keveren – Stop Heathrow Expansion
The SHE team will run through their campaign and explain the impact a Third Runway will have on the south of the borough.
Date – Monday 6th February, doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Venue – Charville Community Centre, Bury Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8LF
This is a non-aligned meeting and not a UKIP Hillingdon event – all welcome.
Whether you are pro or anti Heathrow Expansion, or have not yet made up your mind, come along to hear the case against and have your say in the Q&A session.
For further details, please contact Cliff Dixon on 07939 223659
|With the Government green lighting a Third Runway at Heathrow, two public meetings have been announced to see how local residents can take the fight on|
Last week UKIP leadership candidate John Rees-Evans visited Harmondsworth to see the destruction that would be caused by the building of the third runway at Heathrow.
This is his video of the visit, escorted by UKIP Hillingdon Chairman Cliff Dixon
With the government announcing their preference for a Third Runway at Heathrow to increase aviation capacity in the South East, the opposition groups are now mobilised to stop expansion once again.
Yesterday (Saturday 19th November) saw two demonstrations where people from both the local area and further afield came together to show their opposition.
Richmond Park Demonstration
Local MP Zac Goldsmith honoured his pledge to step down if the Government again pushed for Heathrow expansion and his team organised the first event.
A good crowd gathered to hear the speakers, made up of local residents and supporters of the various campaign groups – CHATR, SHE, HACAN and TAG were all in evidence, as were members of political parties from across the spectrum.
Compere for the event was former MP and now media celebrity Gyles Brandreth (Left) who introduced the various speakers to the stage.
Impressionist Alastair McGowan was one of the first speakers to appear.
Public Meeting on Third Runway
Heathrow School, Harmondsworth Lane,
31st October at 7.30 pm
I am writing to invite you to a public meeting I have convened to discuss the Government’s announcement to support the construction of a third runway at Heathrow airport.
The final decision will not be made until next year following further consultations and it is almost certain that there will be legal challenges to the Government’s position.
It is vitally important that residents are fully informed of the consequences of a third runway, the process from here and how best to protect their interests.
I hope that you will be able to attend the meeting and I look forward to seeing you then.
John McDonnell MP.
With thanks to Stephen Cockcroft @ Mail online.
Armelle Thomas, 70, said she and her 93-year-old husband Tommy received a letter from Heathrow’s chief executive on July 1 last year which warned that their property was earmarked for demolition.
Weeks later, Mr Thomas, an RAF veteran who spent 50 years living in his beloved village of Harmondsworth, west London, died in her arms.
Mrs Thomas – whose home is among hundreds which face being knocked down for the Government-backed expansion – is now insistent that it was the stress and worry of his community being wiped out that made her husband ‘give up the will to live’.
Full sad article ;