Response from Heidi Alexander to the Blackheath Missile Crisis:
Dear Blackheath Bugle,
Heidi has asked me to paste below a briefing note which I hope will answer the questions you raised in your blog post. She won’t be able to be at the Blackheath Assembly tonight because of votes in Parliament on the Health and Social Care Bill but Kevin Bonavia will have copies of the briefing to distribute this evening.
If anybody has any comments or questions about the briefing note it would be really helpful if they could be sent direct to Heidi with their postal address included.
Jamie Milne – Office Manager
London 2012 – Possible Military Defence Arrangements – Blackheath
I am sorry not to be able to attend the Blackheath Local Assembly this evening. The House of Commons is debating the Health & Social Care Bill this afternoon and I need to be present in Parliament to express my opposition to the Government’s proposals at the vote.
I know that many people have questions about the recent news that the Ministry of Defence (the MoD) are considering the use of Blackheath as part of their air security plan for the Olympics. They are exploring using Blackheath as a location for a Ground Based Air Defence System (GBAD). Continue reading