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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Back Heathrow is a "sham" organisation according to Hillingdon Council


Back Heathrow is claiming Hillingdon Council’s leader has banned post from residents to councillors on airport expansion.

Over 1,200 pro expansion residents signed campaign cards which they delivered to the reception desk of the Civic Centre last month.

The cards were addressed to named councillors and it was expected they’d be passed on.

But the group claims council leader Ray Puddifoot intervened, instructing they be sent back to the campaign group’s office.

In a statement sent to us, Hillingdon Council said;

At the local elections in May 2018, the Conservative administration in Hillingdon stated in their election manifesto: "we will continue to lead on and support local residents once again threatened with additional noise and air pollution and the devastating effect on local communities of an expanded Heathrow Airport. We have set aside sufficient funding to fight the proposed third runway at Heathrow through the various courts in the years ahead, should this be required, and we are confident that it will again be defeated." Accordingly, this is council policy.

Back Heathrow Ltd are a sham organisation who spend millions of pounds from undisclosed sources on dubious campaigns.

When asked to supply details of who was promoting and funding Back Heathrow they refused to answer, resulting in The Leader of the Council stating at a council meeting in January 2019: "Back Heathrow Ltd were asked a very simple question - but one which would require them to be open, honest and transparent.

"Were they simply a puppet of Heathrow Airport Ltd, who provided their finance, support and direction - in which case they could not be open, honest and transparent but would duck and dive and would avoid providing the facts requested.

"Or were they, as claimed, a resident focussed organisation, albeit that they have spent millions of pounds and sent out millions of items of literature covering an area with a population exceeding two-and-a-half million people and claim to have only found around 100,000 (less than 4 per cent of the population) that support an expanded Heathrow, then they should be open, honest and transparent.

"As anticipated, Back Heathrow Ltd have not supplied the information requested and are clearly just the puppet of Heathrow Airport Ltd and they cannot be taken seriously."

Accordingly the council regard this organisation as spurious puppets of Heathrow Airport Ltd and refuse to have any dealings with them.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:40 pm  

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