2018 AGM tickets now available!

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We are pleased to announce that tickets for the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Save Manston Airport association are now available!

Date:  Sunday 29th April 2018
Time: Doors open 13:00

Location: Manston Sports & Social Club
(Daigor Lane)
High Street
Manston
Kent CT12 5BG

For sat-nav, please use CT12 5BY.  Just past the Jolly Farmer, up the lane.

Tickets

This year, we are enforcing strict ticketing rules.  This is to help avoid delays when checking in.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you will understand our position.

  1. All tickets must be booked via the SMAa website.  There is no opportunity to book or reserve places at the AGM via the Facebook group or via email/Messenger.
  2. You must be a registered user of the SMAa website in order to book tickets.
  3. Registered users can book a single ticket.
  4. Every attendee is required to bring a form of identification, preferably photographic.  This can include (but is not limited to): photocard driving licence, current signed passport, bus pass, firearms or shotgun certificate, valid CSCS card, EEA member state ID card, full old-style driving licence or benefits book.
Voting Rights

As with previous years, voting rights will only be extended to those members who have attained registration on the SMAa website for the 28 days prior to the date of the AGM.  There will be no opportunity for proxy voting at this AGM.

Donations

We appreciate any donation you can make in order to help cover the costs of hosting this event.  You can make a donation using the box on the right-hand side of any page, or via our shop.

How to book

You can book your tickets here.

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Register to Vote!

For this year’s Annual General Meeting, we are enforcing strict ticketing rules.  As SMAa has over 3,500 members, this should help to avoid delays when checking in.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you will understand our position.

  1. All tickets must be booked via the SMAa website.  There is no opportunity to book or reserve places at the AGM via the Facebook group or via email/Messenger.
  2. You must be a registered user of the SMAa website in order to book tickets.
  3. Registered users can book a single ticket.
  4. Every attendee is required to bring a form of identification, preferably photographic.  This can include (but is not limited to): photocard driving licence, current signed passport, bus pass, firearms or shotgun certificate, valid CSCS card, EEA member state ID card, full old-style driving licence or benefits book.

Voting Rights

As with previous years, voting rights will only be extended to those members who have attained registration on the SMAa website for the 28 days prior to the date of the AGM.

If members wish to vote, they must register on the SMAa website at least 28 days prior to the date of the AGM and book their own ticket.

There will be no opportunity for proxy voting at this AGM.

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Annual General Meeting 2017

tony freudmann at agm

Today’s Annual General Meeting of the Save Manston Airport association was a resounding success, attended by well over 100 supporters.

Manston is Coming Back!

By Bryan Girdler (edited for clarity):

Riveroak believe KLM will return.  They are also talking to Ryanair who they believe will also come to Manston if they can create the right upgraded terminal.

Riveroak are aiming to submit the Development Consent Order by end of July for a £300M Manston Airport.

Speaking today at a meeting of the Save Manston Airport association, Riveroak said: “We are there on Manston, ‘as long as it takes'”.  Working on the detail for instance of how to move earth around to build a hugely upgraded Manston, with many more aprons to turn around planes fast, new buildings for freight forwarders, with many new office jobs. They are aiming for 1 plane an hour, every plane brings money into Thanet, money brings jobs.

New directors have joined RiverOak bringing with them access to significant new funding.  Environmental studies underway this week will create a PEIR – Preliminary Environmental Impact Report which will detail, flights, drainage, truck movements etc for the next 20 years.

Lack of London freight slots is causing freight to go via Tunnel to Frankfurt and Amsterdam – this can switch to Manston. Freight is full in the UK, except Stansted which wants to use it’s room to it’s limit to increase passengers not cargo.

RiverOak spoke on the plans to build housing and about the planning application for change of use by the current owners, this has been referred to a public enquiry (in March).  This will be run by the Planning Inspectorate which have just authorised the section 53 order to allow RiverOak to start work on Manston.

RiverOak explained that the DCO gives them the right to object to the planning application and they will defend Manston Airport at the public inquiry.  They spoke on night flights and they confirm they do not need night flights to make their plan work and they do not plan to have night flights.

Sir Roger Gale spoke after RiverOak and he said the fact that the minister for local government was able to grant RiverOak access to Manston is very important indeed, the Government recognises this is a project of national importance.  It’s not about Kent, or local employment, though those are important, it’s now important for the whole country.

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