Banners opposing new Gatwick flight paths slashed to pieces

Banners opposing new Gatwick flight paths slashed to pieces

Banners opposing new Gatwick flight paths slashed to pieces

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Banners opposing proposed new Gatwick Airport flight paths have been slashed to pieces.

Campaigners believe the six-foot-wide banners posted outside homes alongside the A24 were vandalised by opponents.

Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission (CAGNE) says six of its banners were damaged on Sunday - and another again on Wednesday.

CAGNE chair Sally Pavey said: “Someone has attacked them all with a knife.

“Banners outside six homes were attacked on Sunday. One of the residents came home at six o’clock and found it.

“We had a report of one of the banners we had repaired being slashed.

“The lady did a school run and it was fine when she left and when she came back it was slashed. So we presume it is a local person.”

The later home was near Kingsfold and the others were all about three miles around Horsham, including one at Lower Chickens Farm. The vandalism was reported to police and campaigners hope a witness might come forward.

Ms Pavey said: “Police are sympathetic but unless someone saw what happened and comes forward, there is little they can do.

“But somebody must have seen someone doing it because it is such a busy road.”

She added: “It is really a shock. There are a lot of people saying they can slash our banners but they cannot stop our desire to prevent our communities being destroyed by Gatwick.

“We are just families, mums and dads, who have had our quality of life destroyed.”

CAGNE wants people to take part in a consultation opened by Gatwick, closing today (August 14), on new noise preference routes.

Ms Pavey said: “I really hope people will participate. It is a very important consultation, but it is absolutely full of jargon and very confusing.”

The group has members from Warnham, Rusper, Kingsfold, Rowhook, Broadbridge Heath, Slinfold Parishes and North Horsham.??

Sussex Police said one of the signs was damaged on Sunday between 5.20pm and 7.20pm.

A spokesman asked anyone who saw what happened or has any information to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 1307 of 10/8.

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6:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

MikeTheKnight says...

I've always wondered that the residents who oppose this change if they use Gatwick when they go on holiday?
I've always wondered that the residents who oppose this change if they use Gatwick when they go on holiday? MikeTheKnight
  • Score: 29

8:12am Thu 14 Aug 14

well i never says...

get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business, well i never
  • Score: 22

9:22am Thu 14 Aug 14

nosolution says...

Heathrow should get the extra runway if this vandalism is what the Gatwick proponents are up to...
Heathrow should get the extra runway if this vandalism is what the Gatwick proponents are up to... nosolution
  • Score: -18

10:11am Thu 14 Aug 14

Bluebeef says...

well i never wrote:
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
a vast percentage of the extra flights are for tourism purposes. This takes people and their money away from the UK and brings surprisingly little back. the excuse for airport expansion is that it is critical to Britain's business only 20% of the flights are necessary for business: usual con trick big airport group lobbies, not surprised that legitimate protesting posters have been slashed
[quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,[/p][/quote]a vast percentage of the extra flights are for tourism purposes. This takes people and their money away from the UK and brings surprisingly little back. the excuse for airport expansion is that it is critical to Britain's business only 20% of the flights are necessary for business: usual con trick big airport group lobbies, not surprised that legitimate protesting posters have been slashed Bluebeef
  • Score: -21

10:31am Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

well i never wrote:
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go?
[quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,[/p][/quote]In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go? stevo!!
  • Score: -7

11:23am Thu 14 Aug 14

Bugzy84 says...

stevo!! wrote:
well i never wrote:
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go?
If it's anything but middle class working white people born in the UK you're going to complain again aren't you.
Unless you're descended from Celts, it's good chance is one of your ancestor was one of those "foreigners"
Troll.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,[/p][/quote]In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go?[/p][/quote]If it's anything but middle class working white people born in the UK you're going to complain again aren't you. Unless you're descended from Celts, it's good chance is one of your ancestor was one of those "foreigners" Troll. Bugzy84
  • Score: 18

12:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Bugzy84 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
well i never wrote:
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go?
If it's anything but middle class working white people born in the UK you're going to complain again aren't you.
Unless you're descended from Celts, it's good chance is one of your ancestor was one of those "foreigners"
Troll.
So you don't have the answer. You chose an odd way of telling us.

Let's see what the other chap says about his own comment, yes?
[quote][p][bold]Bugzy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,[/p][/quote]In what way will new jobs be brought, and to whom will those jobs go?[/p][/quote]If it's anything but middle class working white people born in the UK you're going to complain again aren't you. Unless you're descended from Celts, it's good chance is one of your ancestor was one of those "foreigners" Troll.[/p][/quote]So you don't have the answer. You chose an odd way of telling us. Let's see what the other chap says about his own comment, yes? stevo!!
  • Score: -5

12:50pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Bluebeef wrote:
well i never wrote:
get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,
a vast percentage of the extra flights are for tourism purposes. This takes people and their money away from the UK and brings surprisingly little back. the excuse for airport expansion is that it is critical to Britain's business only 20% of the flights are necessary for business: usual con trick big airport group lobbies, not surprised that legitimate protesting posters have been slashed
Good points.

Some idiots seem to think that the only way forward is for this country to increase its population year-on-year by hundreds of thousands through immigration.

They seem to think that immigrants and the indigenous people don't reproduce once on these shores.

The very fact that the rise in population is coinciding with massive shortages etc is lost on them.
[quote][p][bold]Bluebeef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]well i never[/bold] wrote: get the second runway built, it will bring even more prosperity to the area. every plane touching down bring MONEY & JOBS prevaricate anylonger and the continent will get a bigger slice of the business,[/p][/quote]a vast percentage of the extra flights are for tourism purposes. This takes people and their money away from the UK and brings surprisingly little back. the excuse for airport expansion is that it is critical to Britain's business only 20% of the flights are necessary for business: usual con trick big airport group lobbies, not surprised that legitimate protesting posters have been slashed[/p][/quote]Good points. Some idiots seem to think that the only way forward is for this country to increase its population year-on-year by hundreds of thousands through immigration. They seem to think that immigrants and the indigenous people don't reproduce once on these shores. The very fact that the rise in population is coinciding with massive shortages etc is lost on them. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

1:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pwlr1966 says...

Tourism works both ways.
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.

Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year.
We need a second runway at Gatwick
Tourism works both ways. The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found. Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013. Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year. We need a second runway at Gatwick pwlr1966
  • Score: 17

1:20pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
Tourism works both ways.
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.

Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year.
We need a second runway at Gatwick
So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Tourism works both ways. The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found. Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013. Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year. We need a second runway at Gatwick[/p][/quote]So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways? stevo!!
  • Score: -9

1:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pwlr1966 says...

stevo!! wrote:
pwlr1966 wrote:
Tourism works both ways.
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.

Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year.
We need a second runway at Gatwick
So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?
Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally -
More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Tourism works both ways. The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found. Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013. Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year. We need a second runway at Gatwick[/p][/quote]So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?[/p][/quote]Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally - More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives. pwlr1966
  • Score: 15

2:21pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Gaz Scott says...

Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and starting arguments with people and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed that lots of people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thank you.
Could we please all stop feeding the troll please. Relying to Stevo or giving thumbs up or down on his comments is what he's after. There have been plenty on threads where he revels in getting bad feedback and starting arguments with people and this gives the game away. I used to post on here a lot more but now the trolls have taken over it's pointless. Let's reclaim the forum from the trolls. I've noticed that lots of people have stopped replying to his purposely provocative posts but let's make it everyone and show him we won't let trolls ruin the forum. Thank you. Gaz Scott
  • Score: 8

3:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
pwlr1966 wrote:
Tourism works both ways.
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.

Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year.
We need a second runway at Gatwick
So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?
Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally -
More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives.
So if saturation point has been reached, it means that those wishing to come here will either have to wait their turn for a flight or find other means of entry into the UK.

More flights equals more misery and more pollution for those living here.

And these jobs "for people in Sussex".....how do you define 'people in Sussex? Do you mean those who have come to the county from abroad seeking a better life, or do you mean proper Sussex people, the ones who have had to put up with a mass influx these past 50 years?

Or do you mean the people who are currently abroad scanning the jobs section of The Argus?

Because if the jobs in question are taken by people who weren't in the country 20 years ago, then it's pointless creating them 'for the people of Sussex'.

The latest Government figures show that immigrants are taking 4 out of every 5 jobs. That is a disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Tourism works both ways. The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found. Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013. Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year. We need a second runway at Gatwick[/p][/quote]So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?[/p][/quote]Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally - More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives.[/p][/quote]So if saturation point has been reached, it means that those wishing to come here will either have to wait their turn for a flight or find other means of entry into the UK. More flights equals more misery and more pollution for those living here. And these jobs "for people in Sussex".....how do you define 'people in Sussex? Do you mean those who have come to the county from abroad seeking a better life, or do you mean proper Sussex people, the ones who have had to put up with a mass influx these past 50 years? Or do you mean the people who are currently abroad scanning the jobs section of The Argus? Because if the jobs in question are taken by people who weren't in the country 20 years ago, then it's pointless creating them 'for the people of Sussex'. The latest Government figures show that immigrants are taking 4 out of every 5 jobs. That is a disgrace. stevo!!
  • Score: -3

3:37pm Thu 14 Aug 14

gheese77 says...

I don't want to see even more of the sussex countryside covered in tarmac. if that means some tourist have to wait slightly longer at the airport then thats a price worth paying. As for jobs - there is no shortage of jobs in the Crawley area, much better to create jobs in an area of high unemployment.
I don't want to see even more of the sussex countryside covered in tarmac. if that means some tourist have to wait slightly longer at the airport then thats a price worth paying. As for jobs - there is no shortage of jobs in the Crawley area, much better to create jobs in an area of high unemployment. gheese77
  • Score: -1

10:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Bob_The_Ferret says...

Was this the work of an enforcement officer since the banners probably didn't have panning permission?
Was this the work of an enforcement officer since the banners probably didn't have panning permission? Bob_The_Ferret
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
pwlr1966 wrote:
Tourism works both ways.
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013.

Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year.
We need a second runway at Gatwick
So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?
Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally -
More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives.
Are you answer his points, seeing as you blithely made comments which have no basis in reality.
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Tourism works both ways. The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found. Tourists made 16.41 million trips to the UK between January and June, an 8% rise on the same period in 2013. Spending by foreign residents in the UK has reached £8.92bn so far this year. We need a second runway at Gatwick[/p][/quote]So if those tourists are already coming here, why the need for more runways?[/p][/quote]Because so far there has been an 8% increase in tourists & Gatwick is at saturation point. A second runway would allow for more flights & more touists which equals more money into the economey - locally & nationally - More money into Sussex cannot be a bad thing can it? More Jobs for people in Sussex? More positives than negatives.[/p][/quote]Are you answer his points, seeing as you blithely made comments which have no basis in reality. notslimjim
  • Score: -1

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