Protest calendar is launched

PUBLISHED: 13:02 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

From left, Matthew Cousins, nine; Andrew Cousins; Emma Cousins, 10, and Sarah Cousins - Pic: Michael Boyton

From left, Matthew Cousins, nine; Andrew Cousins; Emma Cousins, 10, and Sarah Cousins - Pic: Michael Boyton

STOP Stansted Expansion 2008 Community Calendar was launched in Broxted on Friday. The unveiling of the sixth calendar took place at Oakmeads , the Cousins family home, which is a 16th-century thatched, timber-framed cottage that is featured on the cov

STOP Stansted Expansion 2008 Community Calendar was launched in Broxted on Friday.

The unveiling of the sixth calendar took place at 'Oakmeads', the Cousins' family home, which is a

16th-century thatched, timber-framed cottage that is featured on the cover.

SSE campaign director Carol Barbone, said: "The reputation of our calendar is now well established and provides a powerful daily reminder of the communities, countryside and heritage threatened by expansion plans for the airport.

"It is also a vital part of SSE's fund-raising programme. Sales last year raised a total of £27,000 for the campaign fighting fund."

Sarah and Andrew Cousins, who have restored Oakmeads from dereliction over the last 14 years, live less than two miles from the north-east end of Stansted's runway.

Their decision to move to Broxted was strongly influenced by the unequivocal acceptance by the Government after the 1981-83 public inquiry that the airport would not expand beyond 25 million passengers a year.

The £6 calendar is being sold by a 60 volunteers and at www.

stopstanstedexpansion.com

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