Welcome to the new web site, born on July 12th 2014 for the sole purpose of helping the campaign to restore or replace the Dairy Crest model cows to the roof of the Hanworth Dairy.
To sign the petition asking Dairy Crest to replace or restore the cows, please go to http://chn.ge/1r5X2qw
Dairy Crest are the market leader in a market worth £10bn. Their brands include Cathedral City cheese, Frijj milkshake and Country Life milk and butter.
Hanworth Dairy in Feltham has been a dairy since 1931 and has had cows on display to the public in some form since then. Originally concrete cows in the gardens, and then when the more modern extension was built in 1977, cows were placed on the roof.
The roof cows, on a level with the A316 overpass, have been a landmark both for locals and visitors for the past 37 years, surviving changes of ownership and being replaced when worn out.
On the weekend of 5th of July 2014 my 2 year old son spotted with dismay that the cows had vanished.
I felt a great sense of upset and loss, having lived in the area all my 43 years and having always enjoyed passing by the cows. I immediately rang Dairy Crest to discover what had happened. I expected them to say they were cleaning or restoring the cows.
Dairy Crest said they had removed the cows for health and safety reasons and that they could make no promises that they would be returned or replaced.
I set to work, I immediately created an on-line petition and contacted the local papers.
Within days the petition had over 5000 signatures and the local paper The Hounslow Chronicle had published a series of stories on their web site and a front page story in the paper itself.
I was not alone with the strength of feeling I had about these cows and their importance to our children and to adults alike.
To date, the cows have not been replaced, and the petition is still available for signing. Please spread the word to friends and family, sign the petition and help get our cows back.