Stansted campaign group releases 2016 calendar

Peter Sanders (left) chairman of the Stop Stansted Expansion group, with campaign webmaster Peter Ri

Peter Sanders (left) chairman of the Stop Stansted Expansion group, with campaign webmaster Peter Riding - Credit: Archant

The Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) campaign group has produced its 14th annual community calendar to raise funds for the continuing fight against the threat of an extra runway at the airport.

The calendar, which features photography of landmarks and beautiful scenery within the region, is now on sale from more than 20 stockists in the area and is priced at £6.

In July this year, the Airports Commission’s report recommended that there should be one extra runway in London and the south-east by 2030 and it should be at Heathrow, but the report also suggested that another runway may be needed in the UK beyond that.

Stansted could be considered as another option and the Government has indicated it will respond to the report by the end of this year.

SSE chairman Peter Sanders said: “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.

“As well as a fundraising, the calendar really encapsulates the beauty of the region and serves as a year long reminder to people of what we are campaigning for.”

Further details and a list of stockists can be found on the SSE website at www.stopstanstedexpansion.com.