| Press Release - 26 October 2015
SSE'S 2016 COMMUNITY CALENDAR LAUNCHED
The 2016 edition of Stop Stansted Expansion's (SSE's) popular Community Calendar is now on sale across the region, featuring beautiful views of homes and heritage in the shadow of Stansted Airport.
All proceeds from the sales of the calendar, the fourteenth to be produced, will be used in the continuing campaign by SSE to fight off the threat of an extra runway at Stansted Airport.
In July this year the Airports Commission appointed by the Government under the chairmanship of Sir Howard Davies published its final report. It recommended that there should be one extra runway in London and the south-east by 2030, and that that runway should be at Heathrow. It also said that another runway might be needed in the UK after that, and if so Stansted might be one of the options to be considered. The Government has indicated that it will respond to the Report before the end of 2015.
We cannot relax. The Commission is only advisory. It is open to the Government to reject its recommendations - and we have seen plenty of U-turns over the years. In the meantime the Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the owners of Stansted airport, are arguing that the case for increasing the authorised throughput on the existing runway should be considered sooner rather than later.
So our campaign continues.
As in previous years, the A3 format calendars are priced at just £6 and will be on sale at some 20 shops across the area, as well as from a sales team drawn from SSE's members. The SSE campaign office can also arrange gift mailing at a small extra charge.
Further details together with a list of stockists can be found here.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND COMMENT
SSE Campaign Office, T 01279 870558; firstname.lastname@example.org