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SSE NEWS UPDATE - 22 APRIL 2003

 

QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETION - ADVICE ON ITS WAY

Our legal eagles have been poring over the consultation questionnaires and as a result we are very close to issuing guidance on how you should complete it. We hope to be able to email this through to you in the next week and publish details in the local press so that you can make your views known in a way which will not compromise the community. As most people locally are aware, we have been extremely concerned about the bias in the South East region questionnaire, and the fact that while other regions can "select" which airport they would like to be expanded in the South East, we have no say in the matter! Please be patient - it won't be long now.

Meanwhile, if you don't already have a copy of the questionnaire, please call the Department for Transport Enquiry Line on 0845 100 5554. (Don't be tempted by the online version as it doesn't let you skip any questions.) If you have too many questionnaires, let us know and we'll collect for redistribution!

VIDEO NATION FEATURES SSE CAMPAIGNER

Maggie Sutton, the "face" of Stop Stansted Expansion campaign for our involvement with the BBC Online grassroots campaign project has produced a short film with the help of Video Nation. Maggie is a mother of five who lives in a Grade II listed cottage in Broxted. Her home has been under threat ever since the plans to expand Stansted airport into the biggest airport in the world were announced. To try to prevent this, Maggie joined the Stop Stansted Expansion campaign. She finds it difficult to imagine what it would be like, and fears there will be nothing left of the countryside, and no space left for people to take their children out of the cities. Maggie thinks this has got to stop - it's about putting people before planes.

Watch the video online at www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/articles/u/uk_stopstansted.shtml.

REPORT ON BIRDSTRIKES AT "RED HERRING" CLIFFE

SSE has issued a statement in response to the publication by the Department for Transport and British Trust for Ornithology of a report into the increased potential for collisions between birds and aeroplanes at a new Cliffe Airport in comparison with other major airports. The news puts the pressure on Stansted as it effectively rules out the safe operation of an airport at the proposed Cliffe site. It also confirms the suspicions of many that the inclusion of Cliffe in the consultation was never intended as a serious proposition.

Read the full statement at www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/press057.html.

EUROPE TARGETTED FOR CAMPAIGN SUPPORT

European civil servants and politicians became the latest target for campaigners opposed to airport expansion when a delegation from Stop Stansted Expansion travelled to Brussels as part of the ongoing programme to persuade senior movers and shakers of the folly of making Stansted into the world's biggest airport. Read more about the visit which featured meetings with senior civil servants at the Transport & Energy and Environment departments of the European Commission, British Government transport aides from the Foreign Office and a delegation of MEP's from the Eastern Region.

Read more about the visit at www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/press058.html.

WEST END STARS MUSICALS EXTRAVAGANZA FOR SSE - BOOK NOW

London's West End is coming to the grounds of Gaston House in Little Hallingbury on the evening of Sunday 8 June when members of the star casts of My Fair Lady and Ragtime will perform songs from the shows of the last 40 years in aid of SSE.

Read more about the programme at www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/press059.html.

Tickets, price just £15, include free parking and a supper of fish and chips, chicken and chips or a vegetarian platter. There will also be a licensed bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks and a "Puds for £1" stall to round off the musical picnic which will be held in the open if the weather is fine or in a marquee if rain threatens. Gates open at 6pm and the show itself will take place between 6.45pm and 9.30pm.

Both the post offices in Little Hallingbury and Hatfield Broad Oak are offering tickets for sale. Jan Baldwin (Great Hallingbury) is also taking orders on 01279 653470, or they can be ordered from Stop Stansted Expansion campaign office (details on 01279 870558). Order forms can also be downloaded from the website at www.stopstanstedexpansion.com.

OTHER DIARY DATES

24 May Quiz Night at The Ross Hall, Felsted Preparatory School
15 June Teddy Bears Picnic for Fathers' Day at the Gardens of Easton Lodge
14 & 22 June Tours of Historic Houses threatened by expansion
29 June Broxted Open Gardens Day
20 July Summer Concert - our biggest event yet! A huge summer concert with a festival of live music to suit all tastes and a chance to picnic in perfect surroundings. With fun and entertainment side stalls it promises to be a spectacular day out, and a sell out. More details soon, but book the date now!
13 September SSE Autumn Ball at Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
14 September Art Auction

For more information on these events and forthcoming public meetings (not shown here) see www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/events.html.

AND FINALLY, OUR APOLOGIES?

We recently mailed out a new campaign leaflet to members, outlining plans for 2003 and explaining what we need to spend and how. Unfortunately some of the envelopes were sent with 14p too little postage - resulting in the Royal Mail holding onto them pending collection by members, plus payment of the 14p and a staggering 80p handling charge. We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused and would suggest that if you still haven't collected your envelope from the post office but would like to see the materials, call the campaign office on 01279 870558 or email info@stopstanstedexpansion.com and we will pop another one in the post.

The Campaign Team

Stop Stansted Expansion Campaign Office: Tel 01279 870558

P.O. Box 311, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Herts CM22 6PY

Email: info@stopstanstedexpansion.com

Web: www.stopstanstedexpansion.com

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