How’s your health? And a quick update

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 […]

Results from last year’s trials.

I attach here a link for a little light night-time reading: the results of last year’s trials. Lots to get stuck in to here, but for those of you who want to cut to the chase, may I suggest you fast-forward to the conclusion on the Community Document on pages 36 & 37. There you’ll […]

Have you complained about aircraft noise recently?

It’s summer and most of us will be, hopefully, spending more time outside and in our gardens. If you have, it is impossible to ignore the increased aerial activity above us. At a friend’s in the village for a BBQ recently one evening all conversation had to stop as aircraft after aircraft roared over (many […]

Davies Commission recommendation

Yesterday the Davies Commission Report was finally published and – not unexpectedly – recommneded a third runway (the North/West option) at Heathrow. I say not unexpected as the commission was asked to respond to the following question “what should Britain do to maintain its position as Europe’s most important aviation hub?” So Davies has done […]

Last night at Runnymede full council…..

Cllr Furey’s motion to overturn RBC’s recently adopted anto-Heathrow expansion overturned: 21 against, 11 for, 3 abstentions. Cllrs Taylor, Kusneraitis, Prescott and Meares spoke against. Thanks for support from the small but noisy crowd in the public gallery. This is a fantastic and unexpectedly resounding result for those who have worked endlessly to stop increased […]

Runnymede’s position on Heathrow expansion: all change?

Hello all,   We have had some disappointing news: Cllr Furey*, Addlestone, has tabled a motion to support Heathrow expansion (you will recall that the council only recently changed their position on Heathrow at a meeting in January 2015). Your attendance and support is – once again – vitally needed at this crucial time (details […]

Runnymede Council drops its support for Heathrow expansion Last night Runnymede Council dropped its support for Heathrow expansion.  It became the first council to change from a position of supporting a new runway at Heathrow to backing a second runway at Gatwick.  A packed public gallery burst into applause when the council’s Corporate Management Committee […]

All, You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one and then two come along at the same time….. So apologies for two contacts in one evening, but just wanted to let you know about this too. Heathrow Hub, (ex-Captain Jock Lowe and his crowd), who are proposing the extended northern runway […]

Date for your diary: 22/1/2015

Firstly – a Happy New Year to you all! You may be aware that as a result of a question asked by an Englefield Green resident, Runnymede Borough Council has now agreed to consider its position on Heathrow expansion. It will be discussed and voted on by all councillors (in attendance at the meeting) later […]