Walk the Flight Path Event in Brentford

A crowd of eighty gathered at Brentford Fountains Leisure Centre on Saturday to protest against the proposed 3rd runway at Heathrow. Co-ordinator Dave Waller opened the event with unequivocal words: 'Our part of West London is already severely blighted by aircraft noise.  We are appalled that the government is supporting Heathrow's bid for a third runway knowing that it will cause thousands more people to suffer on a daily basis, all for what appear to be doubtful economic benefits. BASHR3 intends to fight this ill-conceived proposal all the way.'   Continue reading

Brentford residents pack out meeting opposing 3rd runway

Nearly 200 residents packed out Brentford Free Church last night (Tuesday 21 March) to attend the first public meeting by local anti-Heathrow expansion group BASH Runway 3 (1). Speakers included Brentford & Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury, John Stewart from anti-expansion group HACAN and Maggie Thorburn from West London Friends of the Earth. The meeting covered a wide range of topics relating to Heathrow expansion, including increased congestion of local roads, expansion of the M4, local air quality, the substantial increase in aircraft noise with a new 3rd runway flight path, as well as air quality falling below legal limits and the perceived lack of opposition to the plans from Hounslow Council. Continue reading