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Heathrow Community Forums

Community Forums

Heathrow is committed to engaging with its neighbours. We want to work collaboratively with local communities and other local stakeholders to build positive and meaningful relationships, in order to deliver positive outcomes for our neighbouring areas.

One of the ways we can do that is through our Community Forums. By listening and talking to local representatives, we can gain a better understanding of the things that are important to our local communities and what role Heathrow can play, to ensure Heathrow is both a great place to live and work. ​

Our community forum structure is set out below:​

To find out more about each forum and how you can get involved please click on the headings below:​

The Council for the Independent Scrutiny of Heathrow Airport ensures the independent oversight of the way Heathrow engages with stakeholders.​

​Fully integrated with Heathrow’s wider community forum structure, CISHA provides a transparent mediation process for constructive and effective  management with the airport as set out in Section 35 of the Civil Aviation Act.​

​Full details about CISHA can be found at

​​Independent Chair: TBC

“The airport and its surrounding communities, users and other stakeholders will not always agree, but it is my responsibility to ensure voices are heard, effective discussions are held, and that we deliver open and honest engagement and feedback to Heathrow, the CAA and the Government.”

The Local Community Forum facilitates a dialogue between the airport and its neighbouring communities. It keeps members informed on the airport’s current operations and future plans and provides a space for members to give feedback and work with Heathrow to deliver positive outcomes for Heathrow’s surrounding areas.

The forum’s objective is to help the airport operate sustainably while positively engaging with its residents, community groups, and industry stakeholders surrounding the airport. It aims to build relationships based on trust, credibility, and transparency, to ensure that Heathrow is the best neighbour it can be.

In 2023 and beyond, the forum aims to identify more opportunities to work with forum members on a variety of topics that matter most to surrounding communities and ensure a more collaborative agenda.

The Local Community Forum will also be looking to broaden the diversity of its membership to ensure that Heathrow is engaged with a variety of community stakeholders, that reflect a representative voice of all the local communities that live around the airport.


Dr Roger Green


Hannah George, Senior Community Engagement Manager,
Sarah-Jane Pickthorne, Community Engagement Manager,


Aviation Policing, C-Change West London, Harmondsworth Horticultural Association, Stanwell Events, Colnbrook Parish Council, Colnbrook Resident’s Association, Cranford Resident’s Association, Friends of the Great Barn, Harmondsworth & Sipson Resident’s Association, Heston Resident’s Association, Hounslow Respiratory Support Group, Iver Parish Council, Heathrow Villages, Longford Resident’s Association, Norwood Green, Richings Park Resident’s Association, Spelthorne Borough Council and Stanwell Moor Resident’s Association.

  1. Surface Access - LCF and Heathrow to work together along with other relevant stakeholders to identify solutions to mitigate the negative impacts locally from surface access related issues. 
  2. Community Engagement & Investment - LCF and Heathrow to collectively promote Heathrow’s Giving Back Programme, to ensure increased community awareness of opportunities and activities. 
  3. Property - LCF to work with Heathrow with its commitment to being a good neighbour by ensuring a good service is provided to Heathrow tenants.
  4. Community Health & Wellbeing - LCF and Heathrow to work together to support Heathrow’s commitment to improving community health and wellbeing, through collaboration with other relevant forums and stakeholders. 
Meetings in 2024
  • 16 January
  • 12 March
  • 14 May
  • 9 July
  • 10 September
  • 12 November

Read the Local Community Forum's terms of reference.

Meeting notes

The Noise and Airspace Community Forum's aim is to engage with representatives of the local community around Heathrow and with the relevant aviation industry and government stakeholders to identify their issues and concerns related to noise, airspace, and runway operations at Heathrow.

An annual plan agreed upon by the forum members will be published, to out a timetable of NACF meetings and agenda items across the year, alongside other relevant meetings such as Noise Action Plan workshops.


Andreas Lambrianou


Richard West,



Bracknell Forest Council, British Airways, Buckinghamshire Council, CAA, DfT, Ealing Aircraft Noise Action Group, Elmbridge Borough Council, Englefield Green Action Group, Forest Hill Society, HACAN, Harmondsworth and Sipson Residents Association, Heathrow, Heathrow Strategic Planning Group, Iver Village Residents Association, Local Authorities Aircraft Noise Council, London Borough of Ealing, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, London Borough of Hounslow, London Borough of Lewisham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Molesey Residents Association, NATS, Plane Hell Action, Richings Park Residents Association, Richmond Heathrow Campaign, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Runnymede Borough Council, Slough Borough Council. Spelthorne Borough Council, Stanwell Moor Residents Association, Surrey County Council, Surrey Heath Borough Council, Teddington Action Group, Windlesham Society, Wokingham Borough Council

Meetings in 2023:

  • 29 March 2023
  • 24 May 2023
  • 27 July 2023
  • 27 September 2023
  • 30 November 2023

Heathrow Area Transport Forum is a partnership between organisations in the private and public sectors seeking to improve accessibility and increase public transport use to, from, and in the area around Heathrow.

HATF fulfills the role of an Airport Transport Forum, a Department for Transport-specified engagement group that brings together a major airport and local stakeholders.


Val Shawcross CBE

Deputy Chair

Mark Frost


Timothy Wells, Sustainable & Policy Lead,

Forum website


Independent Chair: Val Shawcross CBE - Secretariat: Timothy Wells - Independent Technical Advisor - Mark Frost, Sophie Chapman - Surface Access Director, Heathrow Airport Limited, Shamal Ratnayaka - Aviation Strategy Lead, Transport for London, Cllr Matthew Furniss - Board Member, Transport for South East, Richard Harrington - Chief Executive Officer, Buckinghamshire LEP, Adam Tyndall - Programme Director, London First, Graham Vidler - CEO, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Paul Millin - Chair, HSPG Transport Sub-Group, Anthony Smith - CEO, Transport Focus, Nigel Wicking -Chief Executive, Airline Consultative Committee, Wayne King - Regional Secretary, Unite, Joanna Grew - Industry Programme Director (Heathrow & TVA), Network Rail, David Stroud - Policy & Compliance Advisor, British International Freight Association (BIFA), Christian Wolmar - Trustee, London Cycling Campaign, Liz Garlinge - Strategic Projects Director, Highways England, Peter Bradley - Managing Director, UK Coach Operators Association, Alan Tilly - Transport Planning and Development Team Manager, LB Hillingdon, Kris Beuret - Representing local communities

Meetings in 2023
  • 20 March 2023, Board 
  • 28 June 2023, Board
  • TBD July 2023, Wider Forum 
  • 27 September 2023, Board
  • 22 November 2023, Board followed by Wider Forum

The Heathrow Sustainable Economic Growth (HESG) Taskforce is used to highlight, agree, and progress delivery of what is needed from Heathrow as a significant local employer. The forum works with local stakeholders to support airport sector recovery in the sub-region around Heathrow in the short and longer term.

The Heathrow Sustainable Economic Growth (HESG) Taskforce exists to collaborate with members to:

  • Agree and take forward recommendations that emerged from the local recovery roundtable discussions to support airport sector recovery
  • Agree on a joint statement of asks to present to the government outlining what’s needed as a Heathrow sub-region to enable airport sector recovery
  • Highlight best practices, local opportunities, and innovation-based solutions that support interventions to mitigate the local impacts and help enable the airport’s path to recovery
  • Develop, deliver, and monitor the local recovery plan.

The forum is accountable for agreeing and delivering the set of recommendations that will form a sub-regional plan for Heathrow and government asks to support the recovery of the airport sector, considering immediate and longer-term timeframes.


Lord David Blunkett


Vic Chetty,, and Danielle Knafo,


Heathrow Sustainable Economic Growth (HESG) Taskforce is comprised of representatives from organisations that participated in the roundtable discussions. Members oversee the development and delivery of a sub-regional plan for recovery.

Key representatives are:

  • Heathrow Representatives
  • Local Authorities and Partners
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
  • Local Chambers of Commerce
  • Business Groups
  • Representatives from Education and Skills Partners

The Heathrow Air Quality Working Group is made up of representatives from councils, community groups, agencies, and organisations located in Heathrow’s neighbouring communities. Objectives of the group are to facilitate positive dialogue, allow members to provide updates on local progress, facilitate participation in joint projects, and raise areas for concern.

The group is kept informed on key air quality topics, including local air quality monitoring, surface access & on-airport sources, community initiatives, air policy and regulation, Heathrow development proposals, and other relevant topics.

Interim Chair

Matt Prescott




Matt Prescott – HAL, James Holmes – HAL, Lisa Pfannenmuller – HAL, Cerys Williams – Buckinghamshire Council, Val Beale – Hillingdon Council, Brian Stacey – Ricardo, David Ruston – Environment Agency, Chris Lowe – Environment Agency, Nick Rand – Ricardo, Olivia Flint – Slough Council, Adrian Young – Environment Agency, Sophia Norfolk – Slough Council, Jason Newman – Slough Council, Robert Heslop, Chris Cockburn - Hounslow Council, Claire Lucas, Ben Fowler

Meeting notes