7th December 2013

Sir Alan Haselhurst shows support for SSE Community Calendar

The Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) Community Calendar is now in its twelfth year and still going strong. It has become an established part of life not only for people in North Essex and East Hertfordshire but for their friends and relatives all around the world, posted out by SSE’s mail order service.

In keeping with tradition, the 2014 Community Calendar features photos of this attractive area, selected from work submitted by local photographers. There is always a keen interest in which towns and villages have been chosen to appear. This time they range from Saffron Walden in the north to Bardfield Sailing in the east, Standon in the west and Sawbridgeworth in the south. Other places featured are Quendon, Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishop’s Stortford, Hatfield Forest, Great Hallingbury, Spellbrook, High Easter and Pleshey.

Local MP Sir Alan Haselhurst showed his support for the Community Calendar by visiting the SSE campaign trailer at Saffron Walden market on Saturday morning (7 December) to pick up his own copy. Sir Alan took the opportunity to confirm his support for SSE’s opposition to any new runways at Stansted. “Any proposal to make Stansted bigger than today’s Heathrow would be an absolute disaster for the local environment and would make no economic sense” he said.

SSE Chairman Peter Sanders paid tribute to all the volunteers involved in producing and selling the SSE Community Calendar, saying: “We are tremendously grateful to Ray Woodcock and his calendar sales team for their commitment and dedication. Their efforts not only make an important contribution to our campaign funds but also, they remind everyone that this area of North Essex and East Herts is very special and deserves our protection for future generations.”

Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport