Yes the helicopter was very annoying tonight. Don't quite understand why it's necessary to have a helicopter circling overhead to police the movement of some fire engines.
Thanks to SE1 folk for reporting on the strike.
Not just Borough! Waterloo/Southbank.
I have tried the Civil Aviation Authority. City Hall (most unhelpful).
You can view their document:
Responses to London in a Spin - A Review of Helicopter Noise
Report Number: 8
Report to: Environment Committee
Date: 5 March 2009
Representatives from on Greater London Authority, Department for Transport, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and the London Heliport Consultative Group.
I think in this case, the person who is responsible is Brian Coleman MLA (chair of the London Fire Brigade Authority). The helicopters were there to allow the police to protect the scab 'firefighters' that the LFBA have brought in from a private firm that richly (though legally) rewards those who do it favours.
I can not believe how inconsiderate these helicopter pilots are.
Why could they not fly above the Heygate or Aylesbury do they have to hover above our flats?
I would never have moved to SE1 if I thought that any emergency vehicles would be allowed near my home.
Except that is if I call them. (Then I want the whole lot to turn up if I am burgled and get my DVD player back ASAP)