Luton residents come together to “Save Our Trees”

Saturday the 1st of August saw bridges in Luton draped with banners and campaigners with placards as Extinction Rebellion Luton joined forces with Trees4Luton and local residents in support of the ‘Save Vauxhall Way Trees’ campaign, to prevent the felling of a mile and a half of roadside woodland along Vauxhall Way in Luton. The …

Save Vauxhall Way Trees

XRLuton fully support the “Save Vauxhall Way Trees” campaign. Come along to Wigmore Park on Saturday 18th July, 11am, to meet for Samba Band rehearsal – skills not needed, just a drum or next best thing, or just a willing to take part in related actions 🥁🥁🥁 Follow this link to sign the Change.Org petition: …

Luton climate activists warn that ‘inaction = death’

Today (Thursday 25th June 2020) the Climate Change Committee deliver their progress report to government. At the same time, activists from Extinction Rebellion marched through Luton Town Centre to deliver letters to the town’s MPs and Council leaders, demanding action on the climate emergency. The CCC report is expected to confirm that government has failed …

Our Action in January 2020

“What passion and creativity!” “A riot of colour and sound!” “How can seven people dressed in red have such a powerful impact?” These were some of the comments heard in Luton Town on Saturday, at the end of a day when about 150 people marched from Luton Airport to the town centre, singing, drumming, dancing …

Action at the Airport Consultation

The Luton airport expansion plan consultations are a slick and sombre affair, staffed by consultants who present from carefully sanitised stands and brochures – it’s a shame almost everyone who visits is opposed to the plan. It is such a waste of paper and staples. Yesterday was cold, wet, and dark early, but this wasn’t …

PRESS RELEASE: Luton residents lodge colourful protest against airport expansion

For immediate release The Luton branch of Extinction Rebellion (XR Luton) have raised their objections to Luton Airport’s growth plans in colourful fashion. Protesters attended the latest consultation on the plans dressed as elephants, the grim reaper, air stewardesses and airport ground crew. Facts about the climate impact of aviation were displayed on boards outside …

Airport Expansion ‘Consultation’ dates

The LLAL Consultations are underway, over 30 presentations to the public across our geographic area, out as far as Aylesbury, Berkhampstead, Cambridge. We’ve been along.. We plan to attend as many of these as we can, drawing attention to the awful reality of airport expansion. We’ve produced a nice simple leaflet, pointing out just a …

Our first day in court

Extinction Rebellion Luton carried out our first action at London Luton Airport on 20th September 2019, see details of this action here: Why we took action at the airport today. Today, 7th October 2019, our three XR Luton activists were conditionally discharged with costs. Here is the statement they read in court: We took action …

‘Let Luton breathe’ protest in town centre

On Saturday 21st September, Extinction Rebellion and friends gathered outside Luton Town Hall to protest and hold a ‘die-in’ to bring attention to the high levels of air pollution in the town – and the INCREASED levels and direct link to LOSS OF LIFE from expanding the airport. Activists of all ages, including members of …