Free bus service to Third Runway consultation laid on for Colnbrook residents

The Department for Transport is organising a free bus service for residents in Colnbrook, Foxborough and Langley wishing to attend the consultation event on a Colnbrook Runway on Monday.

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A free bus service has been laid on to help residents get to the Heathrow expansion consultation event in Slough on Monday.

The event at The Curve, next to Slough Railway Station, is one of 20 similar events announced by the Government when it published its draft National Policy Statement on Heathrow expansion last month.  The event has been organised to provide more information and answer to questions relating to the proposed runway through the parish. 

18 sessions have been held already – as far apart as Gerrards Cross north of the airport, Staines to the south of the airport, Maidenhead in the west, and Shepherds Bush to the east.  The shuttle service will go some way to addressing widespread criticism that the most affected areas would not see their own consultation event, with residents in some of the most deprived areas of Slough being forced to travel.

Shuttle services will run from the Golden Cross garage in Colnbrook throughout the day on Monday, every half an hour from 11am until 7pm, stopping at the Holiday Inn Express at Brands Hill en route.  Return shuttles will leave Slough Railway Station half-hourly from 11:30am until 8pm when the event closes.

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More information on the consultation can be found on the DoT’s website, as well as an online form to submit your comments.  The session at The Curve will run from 11am until 8pm.  If you are unable to make that there will be one final session at Isleworth Public Hall on Wednesday 15th March.

The consultation itself will close at 11:45pm on 25th May.

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