A PETITION calling for airport operator BAA to provide written proof it is not planning to bulldoze a cemetery was handed into parliament last night (Tuesday).
The collecting of signatures was carried out by the mother and daughter team of Edna and Natasha La Mothe in defence of Cherry Lane Cemetery, in Shepiston Lane, Harlington.
The pair, who live in Hayes, were horrified when they saw a map showing an acces road to a possible third runway running right through the cemetery - where Mrs La Mothe's late husband Everest is buried.
They contacted Uxbridge MP John Randall (Con) and Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell (Lab) who have both been working on their behalf to discover how much truth there is to the plan.
Mr Randall has already raised the matter in the House of Commons with aviation minister Jim Fitzpatrick who denied the cemetery would be affected.
However, Natasha and her mother feel differently and yesterday their petition with around 4,600 names was handed to parliament by Mr McDonnell.