Richmond Heathrow Campaign public meeting Friday 18 January 2008

January 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm | Posted in 2M Group, Adding capacity at Heathrow airport, Department for Transport, DfT, Heathrow airport, Heathrow expansion, Public meetings, Questionnaires, Response forms, Richmond | Leave a comment

Tomorrow!

Richmond Heathrow Campaign

Come to the public meeting being organised by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames at Duke Street Church, Richmond on Friday 18th January from 8.00 pm. The more people at this meeting, the more publicity we can generate.

The Department for Transport is also holding an exhibition the same day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Richmond Adult Community College on Parkshot. For more information on these events, please see our public meeting page.

Dear neighbours,

Please check out the Richmond Heathrow Campaign website, even if you cannot attend the meeting tomorrow evening.

Richmond have a brilliant questionnaire page that answers all the questions I had about obtaining copies of, and responding to, the questionnaire.

Note: the questionnaire (aka response form) is the most difficult piece of this puzzle to obtain (and it has two names!)

Questionnaires in hard copy format and PDFs of the same on CDs are being made available at Public Exhibitions, or can be ordered online from the Department for Transport (DfT). I do have a CD, and hope to make a PDF of the Questionnaire/Response Form available for download soon.

Unfortunately, the DfT have made the online response option one of those step-by-step processes that means you cannot see the entire question set easily before answering, and I have been told that the process does not allow you to skip questions. Richmond corroborates this information:

The online Questionnaire requires responses to all questions whereas the hard copy version explicitly allows questions not to be answered, which we recommend in some cases.

Climate change seems to have been forgotten by the Government and all its consultants in the preparation of the proposal and supporting documents, especially the Summary and Questionnaire sent to residents. Either they think we don’t care about climate change, or they think we are too stupid to notice they are pulling a fast one on us here!

At this stage, Windsor has not announced a public meeting, but more and more boroughs in and around London are organising such events. The 2M Group website has the most up-to-date list of public meetings I have found so far.

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