Post boxes latest weapon for airport
POST boxes have started to appear in the terminals at Heathrow Airport urging customers to ‘help us expand Heathrow’.
They coincide with the final public consultation being held by the Airports Commission, which is looking at whether a third runway should be built at Heathrow or a second one at Gatwick.
The commission’s final report will be published after May’s general election.
The next government will need to decide whether to accept or reject its recommendations.
Local people alerted us to these post boxes. They are quite attractive but I suspect they are not there just to be decorative.
It seems as if Heathrow is using passengers as a weapon in its fight to get a third runway.
Questions are being asked by campaigners whether passengers are being handed forms as they come off their planes for them to send to Heathrow or put into the post boxes.
I suspect Heathrow may have miscalculated.
The Airports Commission will be more interested in solid arguments rather than in sifting through forms found in posting boxes dotted around Heathrow’s last chance saloon.
Neil Keveren, who chairs SHE (Stop Heathrow Expansion), has said: “These post boxes illustrate the David and Goliath of this battle.
“We are fighting in our spare time to stop our homes being knocked down and our communities destroyed while Heathrow Airport is not only able to spend millions but use passengers from around the globe that have little interest in communities such as ours.”