Grow Heathrow lives to fight another day . . . again!

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Grow Heathrow, who have occupied land in the Heathrow villages since 2010, were given a stay of execution as the court was adjourned until the summer of 2016.

The Shadow Chancellor arrived at Uxbridge County Court this morning to show his continued support for the anti-third runway occupation.

Mr. McDonnell handed in a statement which read “Members of Grow Heathrow have become part of the local community, making a valuable contribution to the life of the local villages. Grow Heathrow is part of a fierce community resistance to Heathrow’s expansion that won’t go away easily for any government. I commend this group to you and hope that its members will be able to continue to remain on this site and part of our community.”


Hayes Carnival – July 11th 2015

Dear Friends,
I am emailing to update you all in regard to the Hayes Carnival.  The date is July 11th 2015 The theme is Ringing in the Changes – Hayes through the decades.  

Thank you to all those who took part in Carnival 2014 and the community fete. The weather was on our side. It was a very enjoyable day with the parade consisting of more groups taking part than in recent years. The costumes of those who walked the route were just spectacular and the atmosphere was incredible. There were also more groups running stalls in the community fete. It was fantastic to see so many charities and voluntary groups taking part.  The feedback we have received so far is that they thoroughly enjoyed the day and were delighted to have raised their profile and much needed funds. Visitors really enjoyed the performances dotted round the park especially the Community Choirs, both the adult and children choirs alike. The children sang beautifully and the schools involved will undoubtedly be very proud; they were fantastic ambassadors for their schools. The whole day was a success because of your commitment, involvement and hard work. Thank you very much for participating this year either by running a stall, taking part in the parade, by visiting the stalls to show your support or by cheering us on in the parade. A special thanks goes to the Events Officers at the London Borough of Hillingdon, Lyn Summers, Charlotte Baldwin and Glenda Greenfield.  As a committee, we appreciate their commitment and support for our community as well as their  hard work with the preparations and on the day itself. We look forward to working with them in planning next year’s carnival. To build on the success of last year’s carnival, we are encouraging as many groups and individuals to take part by organising a stall and / or taking part in the parade The forms are being prepared and should be ready for distribution soon.

Please email Charlotte Baldwin to lodge your interest and the forms will be sent to you. Her email is

 We really want to build on last year’s success and get in touch with as many groups and charities as possible to invite them to participate in some way so please pass this on to as many groups and charities as you can to spread the word and to encourage their involvement.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best wishes 
John McDonnell MP
Member of Parliament for Hayes & Harlington 

John Chamberlain
Chairman, on behalf of the Hayes Carnival Committee 

John Tackles PM on Funding for Hillingdon Hospital

Your Local MP, John Mcdonnell fighting the good fight ….

“I raised this week’s Hillingdon Hospital CQC report with Cameron at PMQs. 

I said “The Prime Minister will have been briefed on the Care Quality Commission report published yesterday into Hillingdon Hospital. The report confirms that we have a hard working, dedicated, professional staff but patients’ safety is being put at risk by critical staff shortages and the fabric of the building described by one consultee as “like something in the 3rd world.”  

I asked the PM to meet me and my fellow Hillingdon MPs to discuss how we can secure the resources to ensure the safety of our constituents.” 

 The PM ‘s response was to cite some of the actions taken by the hospital and to offer a meeting with Jeremy Hunt the Secretary of State for Health. 
Unfortunately the Prime Minister then spoilt it by making a number if tedious attempts at political point scoring comments.  
I will now follow this up with request for early date for this meeting. 
We desperately need investment in our local hospital to support our excellent staff team”.

Public Meeting Reminder

Dear Friend,

This THURSDAY 29th January 2015 : Public Meeting in Sipson on Heathrow expansion 

John McDonnell MP is holding a meeting for residents to discuss the proposals for the expansion of Heathrow Airport. This meeting is open to all residents, and you may have already received a letter from Mr McDonnell inviting you to attend.

The meeting will take place this Thursday 29 January at 7:30pm at Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, UB7 0JQ. 

John McDonnell MP Appalled by the level of Street Cleanliness

John McDonnell MP was appalled by the level of street cleanliness in Hayes at the moment which is a direct consequence of the closure of Rigby Lane Recycling Centre, previously privatised by the Conservative Council. This has led to no facilities in the south of the borough.

John said “We cannot go on like this. The streets are filthy, fly tipping is a consistent problem”.

John has written to the Council to demand they take action in re-opening the recycling centre in the south of the borough for local rubbish and recycling.

John said “I opened the recycling centre in Rigby Lane as a GLC Counsellor in 1980s and now the Tories have closed it.”


Heathrow Public Meeting – Update

Dear  Residents,

Invitation to a Public Meeting on the Airport Commission Consultation on Heathrow Thursday 29th January at 7.30pmHeathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, UB7 0JQ.

As you know, the Airport Commission has announced its final consultation on the proposals for expansion of Heathrow Airport. The commission has a shortlist of three proposals to consider: a second runway at Gatwick; a third runway at Heathrow and a new runway built by doubling the length of the current northern runway at Heathrow.

The consultation ends on 3rd February
and the final recommendation from the Commission to the Government on its preferred option is due in the summer. Various local meetings have already taken place but before the deadline for responses.

I am inviting you to a meeting to have a last chance to discuss the published options and how to respond if you have not already done so. At this meeting we will also discuss our strategy over this coming period to protect our local community.  

The proposals and information on how to respond can be viewed at you wish to respond you can email to airportsconsultation@systra.comor you can write toAirports Commission ConsultationFreepost RTKX-USUC-CXASPO Box 1492WokingGU22 2QR The meeting will be held at Heathrow Primary School on 29th January at 7.30pm. 

Please note that parking will be limited.

I hope that you will be able to join me at the meeting and I look forward to seeing you there. 

Yours sincerely
John McDonnell MP
Member of Parliament for Hayes & Harlington