News & Updates

A Rally Against Heathrow Expansion

HeathrowRallyRichmond10AM, Saturday 19th November - Richmond Green

There is a rally against heathrow expansion being held this Saturday on Richmond Green. It is being organised by Zac Goldsmith and will be attended by the leaders of the 4 local authorities currently taking the Government to court over the decision along with a host of other interested groups.


CHATR Launches The ‘Heathrow Hurdles’ Campaign

Despite the rain and an early start, a large group of Chiswick residents gathered to launch the ‘Heathrow Hurdles Campaign’ outside Chiswick Town Hall on Monday 22 February. “These are hurdles that we believe Heathrow can never jump’ said Hamish Pringle who created the ‘Hurdles Campaign’ for HACAN. ‘They include pollution, noise, security, homes lost, cost, climate change, and the scale of the opposition. Each one of these creates very significant problems for Heathrow that we believe make the 3rd runway undeliverable”.

Read more: CHATR Launches The ‘Heathrow Hurdles’ Campaign

Take A Short Walk On Monday

ShortWalkPosterJoin Chatr in front of Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN AT 9.30am on Monday 22nd February (this coming Monday) to protest about the Third Runway being proposed for Heathrow Airport.

Why I Joined CHATR

Garth Gascoigne - CHATR Treasurer. 

The events which led ultimately to my joining CHATR provide a salutary lesson. A number of years ago, shortly prior to the arrival of my first daughter, we decided that we would need more space. At the time we were living in Hammersmith but could not find anything suitable in the area. Our first preference was Chiswick but few properties came onto the market. It seemed that once people settled in the area they were reluctant to move.

Read more: Why I Joined CHATR

Campaigners ‘Plant’ 2000 black paper planes outside Parliament

CarolineWilliamsCroppedOn January 5th, the day Parliament returned, campaigners against a third runway at Heathrow ‘planted’ around 2000 black paper planes in Victoria Gardens in Westminster at 10am to highlight the fact that 2016 will be a grim year for residents if a new runway is given the go-ahead.   The number is significant as we expect around 2000 flights at day will use the airport if it gets a third runway, up from 1350 a day at present.

Read more: Campaigners ‘Plant’ 2000 black paper planes outside Parliament

Press Pick Up On Plane Planting

Chiswick Herald p1 07.01.16There was a great response from the local West London and National press to the plane planting event held earlier this week.  A news team from ITV filmed the event and interviewed the representatives of HACAN and CHATR.  A full summary of the ITV coverage and the news clips can be found here.    Local coverage was led by the Chiswick Herald who featured the story on the front page of this weeks paper; and the GetWestLondon website who's coverage can be found here.  A taste of the news coverage can be found by looking at the Google search results here.

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.


Read more: Interviews From The 3rd Runway Event

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. 

Read more: Huge Turnout At 'No 3rd Runway' Meet

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: