Sunday, July 03, 2011

Important News On FTF

After almost 4 years of groundbreaking work and a legal challenge FTF are to merge with HACAN to become HACAN East London. FTF are honoured to be able to merge with HACAN who have a strong campaign history in ensuring that residents are represented fairly in all issues of aviation expansion and the associated environmental and health impacts.

The merger will happen during this month (July 2011). Members of FTF will be contacted with further information regarding the merger and who their main contact will be. The FTF website, Facebook and Twitter pages will be closed during July, however the FTF blog will remain open as a resource to all campaigners and to HACAN East London.

FTF would like to thank all of you whom were from us from the very beginning, those who joined us along the journey and will look forward to your continued support through HACAN East London.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

London City Airport Safety Risk : Cease all flights immediately

- Flock of Swans in the London City Airport Crash zone - London City Airport admit swans pose a significant risk of bird-strike. - Airport tells residents a single swan can bring down a plane.

London City Airport has continued operating flights while acknowledging that a flock of swans located in the airports Crash Zone pose a significant risk of bird-strike and potentially putting passengers and the public in severe danger.

Bird-strike is the most common cause of aircraft accidents. To make matters worse the swans are located in the London City Airport Public Safety Zone - also known as the Crash Zone - which itself already has a heightened risk of an accident.

The Airport said that "an incident of this nature could cause serious threat to aircraft, passengers and the local area" and was a "matter of urgency" but has continued to operate flights potentially risking both passengers and the public.

London City Airport have already moved a flock and warned residents who they accuse of feeding the protected species that this may not be an option again and have implied that the swans may have to be culled.

Alan Haughton said "London City Airport have demanded that residents not feed the swans due to the safety risk yet continue to put those very same residents at risk with the knowledge that the swans could bring down a plane on top of them. There should be no grey area when it comes to safety. If there is this clear and present danger, flights should be halted immediately until the swans are relocated."


Alan Haughton 0790 515 6922

(1) London City Airport swan risk information sheet

(2) LCACC in April informed of the risk.

(3) London City Airport PSZ map

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

London City Airport to start paying it's own Police Bill

At Last.......

London City Airport is to start paying it's own Met Policing Bill which they have expected Tax Payer to Pay for years.

Tax payers have been paying over £5.5 million a year for this private hedge fund owned businesses security. They refused to pay while expecting to be allowed to expand their business in one of the most densely populated and impoverished boroughs in the UK.

LB Newham have let this business that has brought little regeneration to East & SE London away with breaking the Section 106 agreements, increasing the noise and air pollution and did nothing to push for London City Airport to pay their own way while the rest of us had to pay towards their security.

This is one small win for the little people who London City Airport continually run over with their increasing negative business in this part of the UK.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sir Simon Milton

We are extremely saddened to hear that Sir Simon Milton, Deputy to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, passed away in hospital yesterday.

FTF were invited to meet with Sir Simon at City Hall and found him willing to listen to residents concerns and a very courteous and polite individual.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.