Hasty Lane 'Adopt a Resident' Launch
Sunday 7th February 2010
1pm - 3pm
Hasty Lane, next to Manchester Airport
What will the day involve?
We'll have a grand tour of Hasty Lane, including the threatened houses and nearby wildlife spots. We'll introduce each other and have a live video link up with Sipson village in London. There will be tea, cake and music.
Why? In November 2009, Manchester City Council approved plans to bulldoze people's homes on Hasty Lane to expand the World Freight Centre at Manchester Airport.
Not only do these plans threaten people's homes, but the rising emissions from air freight also threaten the stability of the climate.
But we can stop them. We're inviting you to Adopt-a-Resident at Hasty Lane. Together, we can team up to rein in Manchester airport's climate wrecking expansion plans. Together, we'll also show that if the bulldozers come, they will have to deal with people from across Manchester standing together to protect people's homes and to protect our future.
At the same time, we'll be twinning Hasty Lane with Sipson village at Heathrow. Like Hasty Lane, Sipson is also threatened by airport expansion plans. A third runway at Heathrow would bulldoze around 700 homes.
With residents, supporters, campaigners and activists linking up across Manchester and across the country - we can stand together to protect people's homes and to protect our climate.
For information on the Heathrow Adopt-a-Resident scheme see: http://www.planestupid.com/
or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get there
If you would like to travel down in a group with other people, meet at the entrance to Platform 5 a Manchester Picadilly train station at 12 noon.
TRAIN + BUS
Get the train to Manchester Airport transport interchange then either bus numbers 18 & 18A towards Hale Barns/ Altrincham. Get off at the top off Hasty lane.
take the TRAM to Altrincham interchange and take buses number 18 or 18a towards the Airport/Wythenshawe. Get off at the top off Hasty lane.
There will be a group cycling from the City Centre to Hasty Lane at a gentle pace. All welcome.