‘Don’t make it a grim year for West London’ plea to MPs
HEATHROW protesters planted 2,000 black paper planes outside Parliament this week to highlight the ‘grim year’ residents can expect if a third runway is granted.
Around 70 people took part in the action at Westminster‘s Victoria Gardens on Tuesday, January 5, the day MPs returned to work.
Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise led the event and were joined by peaceful protesters from Stop Heathrow Expansion, Chiswick against Third Runway and Ealing Noise Action Group.
They were also accompanied by environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth and other residents living around the airport.
Campaigner Robert Barnstone said: “We want to remind the MPs this year not to make it too grim for those living in West London.
“We were certainly more positive before Christmas than we would have been had they supported the decision, but the positivity is now met with the reality that it will be decided this year.”
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced in December a decision would be deferred until at least the summer due to environmental concerns.