Home Page Link Thaxted - under the present flightpath and threatened with quadrupled activity Takeley's 12th century parish church, close to proposed second runway Harcamlow Way, Bamber's Green - much of the long distance path and village would disappear under Runway 2 Clavering - typical of the Uttlesford villages threatened by urbanisation
Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport


PRESS RELEASES - August 2002 to December 2007
Press Release 24 December 2007 2007 - A Year of Encouragement for SSE - Less so for BAA
Press Release 12 December 2007 Stansted Posts Slump in Passengers as Jobs Fears Mount
Press Release 10 December 2007 SSE Supporters March for Action on Climate Change
Press Release 26 November 2007 Playing Politics and High Finance with People's Lives
Press Release 21 November 2007 Another UK Record Deficit as Cheap Flights Increase
Press Release 29 October 2007 Lunch with Lord Hanningfield Raises 1200
Press Release 19 October 2007 Stansted Public Inquiry: "Refusal" is the only logical outcome
Press Release 29 Sept 2007 2008 Community Calendar Launched
Press Release 24 Sept 2007 Road and Rail Issues in the Spotlight at Stansted Public Inquiry
Press Release 18 Sept 2007 Union Picketing of Stansted Public Inquiry
Press Release 15 Sept 2007 It's Humanity's Backyard - not BAA's, says Will Self
Press Release 13 Sept 2007 MP to Give Evidence at Stansted Expansion Inquiry
Press Release 10 Sept 2007 Support the British Economy - Stop Stansted Expansion
Press Release 21 August 2007 Stansted Public Inquiry Resumes 4 September
Press Release 20 August 2007 Will Self to Lead Runway Ramble Against Stansted Expansion
Press Release 9 August 2007 Competition Commission Statement on BAA
Press Release 6 August 2007 Teddy Bears Get Together at Gardens of Easton Lodge
Press Release 3 August 2007 "Trickery, Deceit and Manipulation"
Press Release 21 July 2007 Inuit Leader to Give Evidence at Stansted Public Inquiry
Press Release 17 July 2007 "No Basis for BAA's Economic Claims" Inquiry Inspector Told
Press Release 13 July 2007 Stop Stansted Expansion Public Inquiry Evidence Starts
Press Release 9 July 2007 Picnic in the SSE Wood with Terry Waite CBE
Press Release 9 July 2007 Polar Bears Picnic at the Gardens of Easton Lodge
Press Release 26 June 2007 Picnic in the SSE Wood with Terry Waite CBE
Press Release 3 June 2007 SSE Cycle Rides Attact 200 Riders
Press Release 30 May 2007 Opening Salvos Fired as Stansted Public Inquiry Opens
Press Release 22 May 2007 Public Inquiry Opening Day Media Opportunities
Press Release 18 May 2007 Flitch Way Family Cycle Ride
Press Release 16 April 2007 Posh Frocks Sale in Aid of Airport Inquiry Appeal
Press Release 4 April 2007 Will Self to Lead Protest Walk Against Stansted Expansion
Press Release 30 March 2007 BAA Referred to the Competition Commission
Press Release 21 March 2007 BAA Attempts to Prevent Proper Examination of Expansion Plans
Press Release 13 March 2007 Cheap Flights take Priority over Saving the Planet
Press Release 27 February 2007 Road and Rail Issues Relating to a Second Stansted Runway
Diary Date for 5 March 2007 Pre-Inquiry Meeting into Airport Expansion
Press Release 12 February 2007 Chancellor Urged to Close Air Passenger Tax Loopholes
Press Release 4 February 2007 Think Global - Act Local!
Press Release 30 January 2007 Ferrovial's Plan for Stansted 'Belligerent and Irresponsible'
Press Release 26 January 2007 BAA's Announcement on Proposed Second Runway Siting
Press Release 15 January 2007 SSE to Hold Third Major Community Conference
Press Release 14 December 2006 Forget Climate Change, Let's Fly
Press Release 14 December 2006 Plans Based on Meaningless Emissions Trading Scheme
Press Release 12 December 2006 OFT Decision to Refer BAA to Competition Commission
Press Release 6 December 2006 Chancellor Still Has Not Grasped the Scale of the Problem
Press Release 4 December 2006 Paying the Same Old Piper to Play the Same Old Tunes
Press Release 2 December 2006 Appeal Fund Launched to Fight Airport Expansion
Press Release 29 November 2006 SSE Calls upon BAA to Respect Democratic Decision
Press Release 27 November 2006 Expansion Decision Expected to Block BAA's Stansted Plans
Press Release 21 November 2006 Council Set to Refuse Airport Planning Application
Press Release 16 November 2006 Delay by BAA in Announcing Proposed Second Runway Siting
Press Release 15 November 2006 Air Travel Produces Record Balance of Payments Deficit in 2005
Press Release 11 November 2006 Cheap Flights - Poor Need Not Apply
Press Release 9 November 2006 Stansted Passengers Take to the Roads as Rail Use Tumbles
Press Release 5 November 2006 "Cheap Flights Cost the Earth" Message at Climate Change Rally
Press Release 5 November 2006 BAA to Face Challence in European Court of Human Rights
Press Release 9 October 2006 "Sod the Environment and the Climate - Let's Fly"
Press Release 9 October 2006 SSE's Community Calendar 2007 is Launched
Press Release 28 Sept 2006 Concerns Mount over Council's Position on Airport Expansion
Press Release 25 Sept 2006 Uttlesford's Planning Committee to Feel Expansion Heat
Press Release 18 Sept 2006 Don't Delay Decision, SSE Urges Council
Press Release 10 August 2006 BAA Heath Impact Assessment is Worthless, says SSE
Press Release 30 July 2006 BAA Agrees to Correct Misleading Property Pack Information
Press Release 25 July 2006 Government Concedes on Night Flights Numbers Cap
Press Release 17 July 2006 SSE Exposes 'Lies and Deception' in BAA Planning Application
Diary Date 7 July 2006 Airport Expansion Update Meeting
Press Release 27 June 2006 SSE Endorses Call for Aviation Policy Rethink
Press Release 10 June 2006 Runway Ramble a Great Success
Press Release 6 June 2006 SSE Responds to Night Flying Restrictions Announcement
Press Release 6 June 2006 Bye Bye BAA
Press Release 30 May 2006 Walking to Defend England's Green and Pleasant Land
Press Release 30 May 2006 Cyclists of all Ages Highlight Airport Expansion Threat
Press Release 20 May 2006 Council Faces First Test on Airport Expansion
Press Release 16 May 2006 Housing Blight Figures Add Weight to High Court Case
Press Release 6 May 2006 BAA Announces Further Postponement of Second Runway
Press Release 5 May 2006 Cycle Rides to Highlight Airport Expansion Threat
Press Release 29 April 2006 Cyclists Called to Arms over Airport Expansion Threat
Press Release 27 April 2006 Don't be Fooled by BAA's Claims on Runway Expansion
Press Release 26 April 2006 Council Bears Heavy Responsibility on R1 Expansion Application
Diary Date 21 April 2006 Maypoles and Magic at the 2006 Duton Hill Fun Day
Press Release 27 March 2006 Aircraft Complaints Made Easier
Press Release 13 March 2006 BAA Slammed for Survey Bias - Again
Press Release 9 March 2006 Government Defeat on Night Flights Changes Welcomed
Press Release 19 February 2006 Motorcade Marathon Highlights Extent of BAA's Land Grab
Press Release 9 February 2006 Motorcade Marathon will Highlight Extent of BAA's Land Grab
Press Comment 8 February 2006 SSE Comment on Posssible Takeover Bid for BAA
Press Release 20 January 2006 Exposed - Cynical Charade by BAA and its Consultants
Press Release 13 January 2006 Ensuring that the Second Stansted Runway Never Gets Built
Press Release 3 January 2006 Calendar Team Efforts Raise over 20,000 for SSE
Press Release 29 December 2005 Major Public Meeting to Oppose Second Runway Plans
Press Release 21 December 2005 Poor Stay Grounded as Rich Fly High
Press Release 21 December 2005 Airport Campaign Gaining Ground as Tide Turns Against BAA
Press Release 14 December 2005 Government Promise on Airport Compensation Cast Aside
Press Release 9 December 2005 Second Runway Plans Spell Environmental Disaster
Press Release 8 December 2005 Stansted Airport Blight High Court Hearing
Press Release 7 December 2005 SSE Press Briefing on Second Runway Proposal Siting
Press Release 29 November 2005 Parliamentary Support for those Affected by Airport Blight
Press Release 28 November 2005 Aviation Minister Briefed on 'Stansted Carport'
Press Release 7 November 2005 Lords Battle Over New Aviation Bill
Press Release 1 November 2005 Panel to be Told that Regional Plan is Unsound & Unsustainable
Press Release 25 October 2005 Communities Unite in Call for Government Action on Night Flights
Press Release 10 October 2005 Rally Against Night Flights Proposals for London BAA Airports
Press Release 7 October 2005 How Much did You Pay for this Rubbish, BAA?
Press Release 6 October 2005 Cycling to Save Stansted and Surroundings
Press Release 30 Sept 2005 The 2006 Community Calendar is Here
Press Release 28 Sept 2005 Controlling Aviation's Impact on Climate Change
Press Release 23 Sept 2005 Homeowners & Industry to Pay Price of Air Travel Pollution
Press Release 20 Sept 2005 Broxted Supper and Race Night
Press Release 20 Sept 2005 Hertfordshire Wheelers Sponsored Cycle Ride for SSE
Press Release 19 Sept 2005 Tim Yeo MP and SSE to Join South Suffolk Update Meeting
Press Release 18 Sept 2005 SSE to Attend the Labour Party Conference
Press Release 17 Sept 2005 SSE Wins Prize for Best Float at the Dunmow Carnival
Press Release 16 Sept 2005 Auction of Promises Raises Thousands for SSE
Press Release 6 Sept 2005 Challenge Aircraft Night Noise Plans Now Before It's Too Late
Press Release 23 August 2005 Cost of Airport Blight now Exceeds 600 Million
Press Release 22 August 2005 Teddy Bears Gather at the Gardens of Easton Lodge
Press Release 22 August 2005 On their Bikes to Oppose Airport Expansion!
Press Release 5 August 2005 Air Travel Growth Unsustainable Economically & Environmentally
Press Release 15 July 2005 Stansted Viability Again Under Spotlight at BAA AGM
Press Release 12 July 2005 Revealed: Plans to Play Down Second Runway Impacts
Press Release 1 July 2005 MP Demands Airport Watchdog
Press Release 26 June 2005 Averting the Expansion Threat: Hope is Strong and Real
Press Release 22 June 2005 'Walkport' Not 'Airport'' at the 2005 Runway Ramble
Press Release 19 June 2005 Candour of BAA Directors Questioned Over Stansted Airport
Press Release 14 June 2005 Runway Ramblers Invited to Choose Their Route
Press Release 11 June 2005 SSE Chief Recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours
Press Release 10 June 2005 Government Condemned as Night Flight Disturbance Continues
Press Release 31 May 2005 True Grit from SSE Fun Runners
Press Release 26 May 2005 Fun Runners Grin and Bear it for SSE!
Press Release 21 May 2005 Airport Communities Stand United
Press Release 18 May 2005 Further Doubts Over Second Stansted Runway
Press Release 3 May 2005 Further Doubts Over Airport Expansion Plans
Press Release 26 April 2005 Stand Firm and Demand Expansion Truth, SSE Tells Uttlesford
Press Release 14 March 2005 Takeley Parish Council Renews Claims for HOSS Judicial Review
Press Release 2 March 2005 BAA Spin Lambasted by Council Leader at SSE Meeting
Press Release 21 February 2005 Boost to Fighting Funds for Stop Stansted Expansion
Press Release 18 February 2005 Stansted Expansion Plans Thrown into Confusion
Press Release 18 February 2005 Operational Note for Result of White Paper Judicial Review
Press Release 9 February 2005 Judicial Review Challenge: Decision Due Friday 18 February
Press Release 30 January 2005 Campaigners Warn Against Any Complacency in Airport Fight
Press Release 30 January 2005 "Show 'Em the Yellow Card!"
Press Release 25 January 2005 BAA Slur Condemned by Takeley Parish Council
Press Release 18 January 2005 BAA Shareholders Demand Say on Investment Plans
Press Release 17 January 2005 7,000th Copy of the SSE 2005 Community Calendar Sold
Press Release 10 January 2005 Stop Stansted Expansion to Hold Major Community Conference
Press Release 2 January 2005 BAA the Target of Legal Action Over Expansion Blight
Press Release 20 December 2004 High Drama in Airports High Court Case
Press Release 16 December 2004 SSE Celebrates "A Year of Spectacular Achievement"
Press Release 7 December 2004 Judicial Review of Aviation White Paper Starts on 13 December
Press Release 29 November 2004 SSE Woods Take Shape with Supporters Aged 9 to 92
Press Release 16 November 2004 Legal Action Initiated Over Stansted Expansion Blight
Press Release 15 November 2004 Airport Blight Fuels New Letter Protest
Press Release 10 November 2004 BAA Opens Door to Compensation Claims
Press Release 26 October 2004 Airport Focus Becoming Less Local, Less Business
Press Release 4 October 2004 SSE Community Calendar 2005 Launched
Press Release 2 October 2004 Victims of a Petrified Housing Market
Press Release 28 Sept 2004 Have Your Say on Night Flights
Press Release 21 Sept 2004 BAA Disregards Compensation Obligations
Press Release 14 Sept 2004 Free Parking Passes Climb Down Proves BAA is Not Invincible
Press Release 26 August 2004 Website Panoramas Bring Expansion Threat to Life
Press Release 20 August 2004 'The Lancet' Comment on Airports, Aviation and Health Issues
Press Release 17 August 2004 Runway Ramble 2004 to Help Fund High Court Legal Action
Press Release 11 August 2004 Airport Threat Continues to Depress Local House Prices
Press Release 2 July 2004 Peter Sanders Takes the Reins as New SSE Chairman
Press Release 29 June 2004 Residents Slam Biased Airport Poll
Press Release 27 June 2004 Second Stansted Runway will Never be Built - Terry Waite
Press Release 21 June 2004 Terry Waite Calls on Community to Stand Firm Against Expansion
Press Release 11 June 2004 High Court Gives Go Ahead for Airports Challenge
Press Release 1 June 2004 Terry Waite Returning for Vanishing Villages 2004
Press Release 24 May 2004 BAA Slashes Homeowner Compensation Budget
Press Release 18 May 2004 Community Fundraising Muscle Lends Power to SSE's Elbow
Press Release 26 April 2004 SSE Wins Parliamentary Best Community Campaign Award
Press Release 7 April 2004 SSE says that BAA's 'Plane Talk' is Plain Tosh
Press Release 5 April 2004 Stansted Airport's 570 Million Hit on Local House Prices
Press Release 25 March 2004 100 Days On, 100 Per Cent More Determined
Press Release 22 March 2004 Airport Would Match Central London in Land Grab
Press Release 9 March 2004 Sir Alan Haselhurst to Lead Public Meeting in Saffron Walden
Press Release 9 March 2004 "Publish Your Main Compensation Plan" - BAA Told
Press Release 8 March 2004 Community Groups Set to Mount a Judicial Review
Press Release 27 February 2004 Campaigners Unite to Call for Ban on Night Flights
Press Release 9 February 2004 Queen of Hearts Issues Invitation to Play Croquet on 14 February
Press Release 6 February 2004 Threatened Communities Unite to Fight BAA
Press Release 28 January 2004 SSE Slams BAA's 'Minimalist, Cost-Saving' Approach
Press Release 27 January 2004 Knock-out Success of SSE's 2004 Community Calendar
Press Release 26 January 2004 SSE Acts to Mobilise Local Opposition in Three Counties
Press Release 20 January 2004 Grim Message for Homes near Threatened Runway
Press Release 8 January 2004 Put Your Cards on the Table BAA - and Let Battle Commence!
Press Release 23 December 2003BAA Propaganda Slammed as "Crude and Crass"
Press Release 16 December 2003White Paper Proposals for Stansted are 'Pie in the Sky'
Press Release 7 December 2003Jamie Oliver Speaks Out Against Stansted Expansion
Press Release 4 December 2003Westminster Motorcade Targets BAA and Cabinet Ministers
Press Release 2 December 2003Stansted Campaigners Untroubled by Second Runway Rumours
Press Release 26 November 2003Stansted and the Aviation White Paper - What Can We Expect?
Press Release 25 November 2003Campaign Website Worth a Million
Press Release 18 November 2003City Gents Warn BAA Investors of Stansted Financial Risks
Press Release 14 November 2003Campaigners go to Downing Street and the European Parliament
Press Release 10 November 2003Politicians and Mandarins Targeted with Campaign Calendar
Press Release 10 November 2003Thaxted Proms a Roaring Success
Press Release 5 November 2003Campaigners Unite Against BAA Expansion Ambitions
Press Release 4 November 2003Soloist Confirmed for Thaxted's Last Night of the Proms
Press Release 4 November 2003Environmental Threat Highlighted by Costumed Campaigners
Press Release 28 October 2003Summit Meeting Held with Transport Minister
Press Release 24 October 2003Blair's Political Preference for Stansted Expansion Condemned
Press Release 24 October 2003Report Delivers Potentially Knockout Blow to Stansted Expansion
Press Release 21 October 2003BAA Figures Wrong, Civil Aviation Authority Report Reveals
Press Release 18 October 2003Campaign Group Welcomes Calls for BAA Break-Up
Press Release 9 October 2003Post Early for Christmas
Press Release 7 October 2003Local Heritage at Risk is Highlighted in New Community Calendar
Press Release 6 October 2003Campaign Moves into Overdrive
Press Release 19 Sept 2003Every Step will Count at the Horseshoes Hike on 28 September
Press Release 19 Sept 2003Shock New Housing Proposals for Areas within 30 Minutes
Drive of Stansted
Press Release 15 Sept 2003Terry Waite:  Respect the Will of the People & Our Heritage
Press Release 15 Sept 2003Going Going Gone... Auction Successes for SSE
Press Release 2 Sept 2003Terry Waite to Lead 'Horseshoes Hike' for SSE
Press Release 1 Sept 2003Quash Industry Rumours about Runway Decisions, Darling Told
Press Release 29 August 2003BAA Attack on Role of High Speed Rail 'Laughable'
Press Release 26 August 2003Answers Demanded on Stansted Airport Water Supply
Press Release 17 August 200354 per cent Increase in Airport Noise Complaints
Press Release 11 August 2003Heritage is Priceless, Department for Transport Told
Press Release 1 August 2003Stop Stansted Expansion Celebrates Solid First Year
Press Release 22 July 2003Campaign Concert Goes with a Swing
Press Release 4 July 2003Airport Campaign Tunes Up For Next Round
Press Release 30 June 2003Wrong Airport Sums Would Mean 'Unprecedented Vandalism'
Press Release 29 June 2003Terry Waite to Lead Thousands in SSE Protest
Press Release 26 June 20032500m Road & Rail Infrastructure Millstone for Stansted
Press Release 25 June 2003Woodland Trust Press Release on Stansted Expansion Dangers
Press Release 24 June 2003New Stansted Noise Maps Show Extra 70,000 Would be Affected
Press Release 20 June 2003Freedom to Fly Attack 'Pathetic' Says Stop Stansted Expansion
Press Release 16 June 2003Terry Waite to Lead Official Opening and Prayers on 29 June
Press Release 16 June 2003Write One Last Anti-Expansion Letter Now
Press Release 10 June 2003Beatlemania at Stop Stansted Expansion Music Festival
Press Release 10 June 2003Guided Tours of Historic Buildings Under Threat
Press Release 9 June 2003SSE Condemns News Release from John Prescott's Office
Press Release 6 June 2003Tank Delivers Foretaste of Airport 'Devastation'
Press Release 27 May 2003Vanishing Villages Diary Date for Sunday 29 June
Press Release 27 May 2003Terry Waite CBE Pledges Support for SSE Campaign
Press Release 20 May 2003SSE Endorses IPPR View that Government is Favouring Aviation
Press Release 20 May 2003BAA's 'Black Adder' Plot is Heathrow by the Back Door
Press Release 20 May 2003Expansion Not a Foregone Conclusion
Press Release 12 May 2003No Surprises in BAA Expansion Views
Press Release 6 May 2003Music Festival to Aid Campaign
Press Release 2 May 2003Minister Poorly Briefed on Stansted Air Quality Status
Press Release 11 April 2003 West End Stars to Help Save Stansted
Press Release 8 April 2003 EU Commission Told of Folly of Airport Expansion Plans
Press Release 8 April 2003 Government Condemned over Birdstrike & Aviation Report
Press Release 27 March 2003 Heritage Ally Steps in to Defend Historic Buildings
Press Release 24 March 2003 Airline Pollution Tax Could Benefit Homeowners
Press Release 11 March 2003 Feedback on the 'Green' Letter Writing Campaign
Press Release 10 March 2003 Inspector Morse Music Man Launches SSE CD
Press Release 3 March 2003 Health Impacts of Airport Expansion
Press Release 27 February 2003 Put People Before Planes
Press Release 25 February 2003 Launch of SSE Online Supporters Scheme
Press Release 17 February 2003 Valentines Cards for Darling and Co
Press Release 17 February 2003 'Snowdrops' Treasure Trail a Huge Success
Press Release 17 February 2003 Clavering Jazz Evening Rivals Ronnie Scott's
Press Release 17 February 2003 Campaign Director Appointed
Press Release 11 February 2003 Sally Oliver Steals the Show at SSE Conference
Press Release 7 February 2003 New Team to Show Real Airport Noise Problem
Press Release 4 February 2003 Sorcery Among the Snowdrops
Press Release 3 February 2003 House of Commons Committee to Consider Offshore Case
Press Release 27 January 2003 Green Minister Told to Wake Up by Stansted Campaigners
Press Release 20 January 2003 Champagne Reception & Auction
Press Release 20 January 2003 Put Up Poster Now to Tell Visiting Politicians 'No'
Press Release 20 January 2003 BBC Online Website to Pilot Stop Stansted Expansion
Press Release 20 January 2003 Auction of Promises Raises 5000
Press Release 19 January 2003 SSE Community Conference
Press Release 16 January 2003 SSE Publishes SERAS Response
Press Release 11 January 2003 Rural Traditions Invoked to Try to Save Pub
Press Release 17 December 2002SSE New Year Resolve
Press Release 16 December 2002SSE Auction of Promises
Press Release 16 December 2002SSE Slams the CBI's Response
Press Release 10 December 2002SSE Warns of Further Legal Challenge
Press Release 29 November 2002High Court Victory - But the Fight Goes On
Press Release 26 November 2002SSE Judicial Review Success
Press Release 23 November 2002Open Letter to Tony Blair
Press Release 18 November 2002Marching to London to say 'NO'
Press Release 18 November 2002Commuter Chaos Prediction
Press Release 12 November 2002Strong Support for London Rally
Press Release 8 November 2002Businesses Underestimate Issues
Press Release 5 November 2002Big London Rally on 23 November
Press Release 4 November 2002Red Letters Days Launch Success
Press Release 29 October 2002Missing Air Safety Documents
Press Release 28 October 2002Jamie Oliver Writes to Darling
Press Release 28 October 2002Letter Writing Campaign Launched
Press Release 24 October 2002Judicial Review Sought by SSE
Press Release 10 October 2002Jumbo Jets to be Lured to Stansted
Press Release 7 October 2002Jamie Oliver Joins the Campaign
Press Release 4 October 2002Referendum Vote and MP Letters
Press Release 3 October 2002228,000 Extra Cars a Day
Press Release 23 Sept 2002Flawed Consultation
Press Release 20 Sept 2002Schools Project
Press Release 14 Sept 2002Campaign Well Underway
Press Release 14 Sept 2002Email Newsletter Launch
Press Release 13 Sept 2002Start of Letter Writing Campaign
Press Release 13 Sept 2002Stansted 25 mppa Decision
Press Release 11 Sept 2002Be a 'Meldrew'
Press Release 9 Sept 2002Aircraft Noise Maps
Press Release 2 Sept 2002Air Quality Survey
Press Release 25 August 2002Peaceful Protest
Press Release 20 August 2002Public Meetings Announced
Press Release 5 August 2002Campaign Group Launch

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