Interviews From The 3rd Runway Event

We are grateful to our friends from the Chiswick Calendar for filming the recent 'No3rdRunway' Event and interviewing key participants. More info here.


Deborah Cadbury of CHATR – Chiswick Against the Runway – told The Chiswick Calendar how local people had really come together in the last few weeks to fight the proposed runway.

She said everyone who lives in Chiswick and West London will find the noise from aircraft will increase.


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CHATR Delivers Letters To PM

PaarliamentLetterDeliveryA group of CHATR volunteers visited Parliament this morning to hand deliver 103 letters written by Chiswick Residents to the Prime Minister. The letters were written before and at last nights hugely successful 'No 3rd Runway' Meeting in Chiswick by Residents of Chiswick and the wider West London area. The CHATR 'post people; were Hamish Pringle and Graham & Bronia Blakoe.

The letters were received by local West London MPs Rupa Huq (Acton & Ealing) and Ruth Cadbury (Brentford & Isleworth - which includes Chiswick).  This enabled the letters to be inserted directly into the Prime Ministers parliamentary mail box in the House of Commons. A more comprehensive set of photos of the event are posted on the CHATR Facebook page here




Making Waves!

CHATR PARK 031 12CHATR is making waves and making a noise.  Here is a selection of local press coverage from the last few weeks including articles in The Chiswick Herald here:

The CHATR articles on are here:

More photographs of the kids making their point about Heathrow pollution are on our Facebook page here:

Huge Turnout At 'No 3rd Runway' Meet

CUsM3vxWwAAT3O4Three hundred Chiswick and West London residents gathered in St Michael and All Angel’s Church at Turnham Green for our 'No3rdRunway' Meeting.  Organised in co-operation with the Bedford Park Residents Association (BPRA) the meeting was Chaired by ex BBC journalist and Bedford Park Resident, Torin Douglas. 

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Inaugral Meeting Great Success

It was standing room only at Chiswick Against the Third Runway( CHATR’s) inaugural meeting for local residents on Friday evening, 25 September 2015. John Stewart, HACAN’s Chairman, addressed the meeting, calling it ‘timely indeed’ as the deadline for a Government decision on the runway rapidly approaches & ‘Chiswick does seem to be starting to make a noise’.

A third runway will make Heathrow the biggest emitter of CO2 in the country. The lives of people in the surrounding communities, already suffering, will bear the brunt of the considerably increased pollution and noise, not only from aircraft but also the increase in road traffic that will inevitably be the consequence of the proposed third runway.

HACAN’s John Stewart with Ruth Cadbury MP (centre) with three founding members of CHATR

The audience was treated to a guest appearance by Ruth Cadbury MP for Brentford & Isleworth who has campaigned against expansion at Heathrow for 12 years. Ruth pointed out that the frequency of landings is as much of an annoyance as the amount of noise and that studies show that children in schools under flight paths suffer cognitive learning impairment.

Heathrow leads Europe in the number of people affected by noise with well over a million people in London alone.

Noise from the new proposed flight paths directly overhead would be the biggest problem for residents of North and Central Chiswick, followed by air pollution caused by significantly increased road traffic and community disruption. There are pockets around Heathrow that already exceed EU pollution limits.

The ministerial group assessing the Davies Commission Report does not include any cabinet members from areas that would be affected or potentially affected by the third runway and David Cameron will also have to face down significant political opposition even within his own party.
You can support the cause and protest at Parliament Square at 10.30am on Saturday 10 October 2015 (

Please turn up with a placard prominently displaying your postcode declaring you are against the third runway. CHATR is in the process of organising placards and a group from Chiswick to go to the rally. Please check here for more details.

The organisers would like to thank everyone who attended, supported and assisted at the meeting and for kind offers of help.

CHATR – Chiswick Against the Third Runway would like to hear from other interested groups and residents in Chiswick and surrounding areas to join the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow