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One month until court

Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Media, Residents | Tags: | No Comments »

On Thursday 17th November 2011, exactly one month from today, Grow Heathrow will be heading back to court. The evictors, despite no support are continuing with a third attempt to remove us from the site. Encouragingly for us, the local community, the local council and our local MP, all want us to stay so that’s what we’re going to try and do.

The upcoming possible eviction makes no sense. We have tried negotiating  to come to some agreement from the start but they will now only let us speak to their lawyers. They have no plans for the land and as it is greenbelt land they can’t get planning permission to do anything. All that will happen is a return to a site where regular activities include car scrapping, car breaking and contamination of agricultural land. We will not let this happen!

What can people do to support us in the run up to court proceedings?

  1. Sign the petition for court – http://www.petitiononline.com/heathrow/petition.html

  2. Send a supportive testimony to info@transitionheathrow.com or to Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JG (Full list of statements so far found at www.transitionheathrow.com/statements)

  3. Follow us on Twitter @transheathrow. #defendGrowHrow

  4. Get down to Uxbridge County Court for 9.30am on Thursday 17th November for a big show of support outside the court.

As well as all this we will be launching a new photo campaign soon so keep checking our blog to find out how to get involved with this. Thankyou all for your continued support.

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