BY NOW you would have heard the wonderful news that the plans for a third runway at Heathrow have been scrapped by the coalition government.
In addition to this, BAA has released a press statement saying that it will not make a planning application for expansion at Heathrow.
Of course, this officially means that Cherry Lane cemetery is no longer under threat, and all our loved ones interred there can truly rest in peace.
For those of you who have been with us since April 2008, you would know what an uphill battle we have faced.
Many of us were told we were wasting our time by campaigning, but persistence, hard work and an unyielding focus brought us many victories throughout the two years.
People no longer have to fear being hounded out of their homes, their schools, their pubs and their graves.
At this stage the committee feels that it has served its purpose and achieved its main objective, and we have decided to disband.
Nevertheless, we shall remain eternally vigilant, and our initial task is to work with national
organisations to bring the plight of cemeteries facing 'development' to parliament, by calling for a review of burial law.
A change in the law will ensure that our cemetery, and other cemeteries, are no longer vulnerable to so-called 'public interest' projects like the Heathrow expansion - which was anything but.
John McDonnell MP will re-table the Early Day Motion requesting such a review in mid-July, and submit the final batch of signatures collected.
We are app to anybody who still has any petition forms to please post them to us by July 1.
Our address is: CLAD PO Box 650 Hayes, UB3 9JY At this stage, the only thing left for me to do, on behalf of CLAD, is to congratulate and thank each of you who has devoted some of your time in helping us to achieve this crucial victory, and to every organisation that has promoted our campaign in some way.
NATASHA LA MOTHE Founder, Cherry Lane Against Development (CLAD) Hayes ..