GATCOM meets tomorrow 28 July 2011

The next meeting of GATCOM (Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee) takes place at 2pm tomorrow, 28 July 2011, in the Ascot Suite of the Gatwick Hilton Hotel.

Topics up for discussion include:

  • Airport performance and development
  • Passenger issues
  • Environmental issues, including noise
  • South East Airports Taskforce
  • Surface access issues

There will also be a report from the Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport.

Not mentioned in the agenda, but a topic noted for discussion by the Redhill and Reigate Life is the issue of rogue valet parking operators who offer secure parking but actually park their customers’ cars on roads near the airport.

GATCOM has always had concerns about the impact of rogue parking companies and receives reports from local highway and planning authorities, trading standards and the airport operator on the issue.

Recently, a new association was formed – AVPCA (Airport Valet Parking Contractors Association) to self-regulate the meet and greet parking industry.

Rogue meet and greet parking companies not only tarnish the reputation of established companies, they put customers’ cars at risk by not parking them in secure car parks and annoy local residents by parking by the roadside and taking up residents’ parking places.

The GATCOM meeting is open to the public.

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