Battersea residents concerned about noise from helicopters are being invited to request copies of a new leaflet published by the independent London Heliport Consultative Group.
The guide contains details of how residents request information on helicopter activity from the heliport in Lombard Road, as well as how how the Battersea heliport operates and includes information on take off and landing procedures, hours of operation and flight paths over London.
According to Wandsworth council, helicopters should follow the middle of the river for as long as possible before turning to descend and says examples of ‘corner cutting’ where pilots take a more direct route should be reported to the heliport.
Calls relating to helicopters using the heliport can be made to 020 7228 0181 from 8am to 8pm. Reports can also be made via the environmental pages of the heliport’s website at www.londonheliport.co.uk
Enquiries about police helicopters can be made direct to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Wandsworth council set up the London Heliport Consultative Group in 2006 with the support of the heliport owners, other members include residents representatives, local councillors from Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea councils and heliport users.
The booklet is available from the heliport and local libraries – or call 020 8871 7524 and the information is also published at wandsworth.gov.uk/heliport