Heathrow’s return to profit brings a smile to local businesses

Speaking at the Festival of Business held in Brentford last week, Parmjit Dhanda, Executive Director of Back Heathrow welcomed the news that Heathrow Airport had made a small profit last year.

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Residents want better Heathrow rail links

Residents are demanding more investment for new rail links to Heathrow - following the good news that six million people travelled through the airport last month.

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Campaign groups, Unions and industry call on government to back sustainable aviation fuels

“The UK government should urgently invest in a home grown ‘sustainable aviation fuel’ (SAF) industry and create 60,000 new jobs,” said Parmjit Dhanda, Executive Director of Back Heathrow at a at a high-profile event in Parliament on the 27th November - the day before Virgin Atlantic’s first 100% SAF powered transatlantic flight.

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Back Heathrow celebrates airport’s rich multi-cultural heritage

Back Heathrow had the pleasure of visiting the Retired Members Association (Asian Elders) at the Heston & District Community Association in Hounslow on the 26th September. 

 

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Big Turnout for Back Heathrow Event!

On one of the warmest evenings of the year over 200 local residents came together to support Back Heathrow – the community organisation that campaigns for a new runway.

Parmjit Dhanda, Executive Director of Back Heathrow welcomed guests at the Indian Gymkhana Club in Hounslow last Tuesday, saying that the event was the largest gathering of supporters since Covid struck in 2020. With guests from the Chambers of Commerce, trade unions, local councillors and residents from areas around Heathrow; the strength and depth of its 100,000 supporters was clear to see.

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MP for Spelthorne urges progress on Heathrow expansion

Back Heathrow supporters from Spelthorne had the pleasure of being joined by their MP, former Chancellor, the Right Honourable Kwasi Kwarteng MP at the local council chambers in Staines on 30th June, where he reiterated the importance of a new runway at Heathrow. 

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Royal Borough’s anti-Heathrow spending laid bare

From a Freedom of Information Request, Back Heathrow can reveal the previous Conservative-led Windsor and Maidenhead council spent a whopping £43,531.93 on anti-Heathrow expansion campaigning from April 2020.

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Local Residents Need Heathrow Jobs

Ealing Southall MP - Virendra Sharma, local councillors, trade unionists and over 100 local residents joined together to call for the creation of thousands more jobs through sustainable growth at Heathrow Airport at a meeting in Southall last Friday.


Virendra Sharma MP said: “It was a pleasure to see so many local people, I know the importance of Heathrow as a local employer. So I will continue to work with trade unions and others to press for more unionised jobs and sustainable growth at the airport.”

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Heathrow Academy helping hundreds of local people find jobs

The Heathrow Employment and Skills Academy is playing a key role in helping local people find work at the airport. Over 800 people received employment offers through the Academy in 2022.

Campaign group Back Heathrow paid a visit to one of the Academy’s ‘Essential Skills’ workshops last week, to hear about the opportunities available and how local people can build a career at the airport.

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Back Heathrow expresses concern about local economy after CAA Ruling

Back Heathrow, the campaign group that represents over 100,000 residents that live close to the airport, has expressed concerns about today’s CAA decision on how much Heathrow can charge airlines.

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