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Joining Forces

Posted: November 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Residents | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

After months of planning, in early October, Transition Heathrow finally took off. After moving into a house in the lovely village of Harlington we finally had our platform to start the project.

So far we have been settling in and meeting local residents, listening to everyone’s ideas and views on how the local community feels about the area, the people and the bastards BAA.

It was immediately clear that there is a massive sense of community spirit round here. Locals waving to each other in the streets and visiting each other for cups of tea.

We have been made to feel very welcome. After announcing ourselves at a meeting organized by our local Labour MP John McDonnell (legend) the audience seemed extremely enthusiastic.

Quite frankly, I can’t think of a better place in England to bring the transition town model to; with the attitudes of the locals I am more than confident that we will succeed in our aims.

This month we’re ready to get stuck in on the ground and have plans to organize a film showing before Christmas and Copenhagen to formally unveil ourselves.