Local leaders backing Heathrow

If you were out and about in west London or the Thames Valley on Monday, you may have taken a second glance at a van driving around with a cartoon behind it.

This unusual sight was in fact Back Heathrow’s latest billboard which we were showcasing across the boroughs nearest to the airport. 

Our day started in Slough where the rain didn’t put off Slough Borough Council Leader James Swindlehurst and Councillor Martin Carter, Cabinet Member for Planning & Transport from coming out and meeting us outside the Copethorne Hotel.

It was great to be supported by Slough Council which understands that with nearly 30% of the borough’s workforce dependent on a vibrant and successful Heathrow airport, building a new runway is more important than ever.

Next up was Harrow where we were greeted by Sachin Shah, Leader of Harrow Council, Councillor Phillip O'Dell and Councillor Kiran Ramchandani. With 1200 families in Harrow already benefitting from Heathrow expansion, it’s no surprise that these local leaders are keen for a new runway to be built as soon as possible.

Finally, we were welcomed to Ealing Southall by local MP Virendra Sharma who is keen to back a project that will create so many new opportunities for his constituents. With nearly 10,000 Ealing residents either already working at Heathrow or in directly related industries, it is vital that we ensure the airport is bigger and better in the future.

We’re proud to be based in the local community and it’s great to be supported by so many local leaders. If you see one of our billboards while you are on your travels, then please do take a picture and send it to us.