Public meeting in Bedfont, Friday 28th February: No detention centre in Hounslow!

Urgent public meeting in Hounslow!

Hounslow Council is in talks with Heathrow Airport to sell off Green Belt land to build what will be Europe’s largest immigration detention centre, with over 1,000 places as part of Heathrow Airport’s profit-motivated and devastating expansion plans to build a third runway.

Heathrow Airport intend to privatize and develop on the open green space between Bedfont Recreation Ground and allotments/the Marjory Kinnon School and Hounslow Urban Farm. The site is an area of green fields to the North of the Duke of Northumberland River, that is used by dog walkers, runners, for recreational activities and as a vital ‘green lung’ in an area with disproportionally high levels of pollution due to nearby airport emissions.

In an area already that will be even further devastated by Heathrow Airport’s expansion nightmare, why should locals lose vital public green space to build yet another costly, inhumane prison?

Come to the meeting to hear about the proposed development and the alternatives.