Hope this finds you well. Are you aware that there are over 10% more deaths p.a. (than the national average) due to long-term exposure to air pollution in Runnymede? Shocking isn’t it?
On a separate note: it’s been a while since we last updated the ‘News’ page on this site (August 13th to be precise). I’m aware that it might seem, sometimes, as though nothing’s happening – but I can assure you that our small group is still working hard – behind the scenes. Our main thrust is:
- Keeping the pressure on and communicating the effects of increased traffic on our local communities
- Working against Heathrow expansion
To this end, this is what we do:
- EGAG meetings to decide on way forward (monthly, approximately)
Members of our group also attend meetings with:
- CAIAN (Communities against Increased Aircraft Noise), an umbrella group for local action and residents’ groups from Windlesham to Teddington
- Heathrow Noise Forum
- Heathrow data verification sub-committee, which is
- Involved in verification of Webtrak info, and
- Assessing increase of traffic in nominated areas – one of which is EG area
- (Both the above studies are being conducted by companies independent of Heathrow)
- HACAN (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise)
- LAANC (Local Areas Against Noise Committee) meetings **for which we will now have to pay an annual sum**
- RBWM Aviation Forum
- Aviation Environment Federation
Council and government:
- We are still trying to achieve more ‘buy-in’ from our local councillors and council to take on-going action on our behalf.
- Lobbying Phillip Hammond MP: keeping awareness of our campaign going.
- Contacting and lobbying government (ncluding the PM and DfT) on why the Davies’ Report re Heathrow expansion is flawed
In addition to the above, it’s vital that we consult a variety of sources and bring ourselves up to speed with technical info – and, most importantly environmental information. The latter can sometimes be deeply shocking, as per our headline info (source: North West Surrey CCG Health Profile 2015 p.46) and only serves to reinforce the message that this is a campaign we can’t let slip.
If you can help out in any way, you’d be very welcome. Oh, and in case you haven’t already seen this:
Do come along.
Have a great weekend.