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To: ZAC GOLDSMITH
HEATHROW RUNWAY TRIALS...COMMUNITY FEEDBACK TO BAA DIFFICULT TO CONTRIBUTE TO
Dear Mr Goldsmith
Many of us can't make local Heathrow meetings on this issue. We fear the local community under the runway aren't participating enough in sending in notes of times planes are passing over simply because it's too difficult/impossible to keep an eye on it and not all of us have the information on quiet times even though we've requested it. This trial and the possible effects if we don't participate really matters to us.
None of us want any more planes going over Richmond than there are presently and the quiet times on flight paths intruded on by more planes. The trial seems underhanded as it has been put in place at a time of year when many were away on holiday and those of us who might be able to aren't finding it that easy to contribute to.
Why is this important?
Local people want to be able to communicate their negative response to the extra planes more easily. The way the trial requests the community to respond does not work with the way people live today. People are in and out of their homes, busy with their lives etc and most aren't even aware of the quiet times presently. If BAA has a low response to the time trials and there are more planes more of the time, we know then the community will regret they didn't say more and it will be too late to reverse.