GOVERNMENT BRINGING IN BANS ON STRAWS AND PLASTIC-STEMMED COTTON BUDS, HELEN HAYES TOLD

Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for responding to his Department's consultation on Single use plastic: banning the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England. Therese CoffeyThe Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food … Continue reading GOVERNMENT BRINGING IN BANS ON STRAWS AND PLASTIC-STEMMED COTTON BUDS, HELEN HAYES TOLD

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BARK-ING! “NO BUDGET TO REPLACE HUNDREDS OF FELLED TREES” ADMITS COUNCIL

There is no budget to replace hundreds of trees which have been felled trees across the borough, a shock Lambeth council report admits. The report says: Over the past 12 months we have experienced numerous incidents of trees or large branches falling, particularly in parks. Some have damaged vehicles and property and it is lucky … Continue reading BARK-ING! “NO BUDGET TO REPLACE HUNDREDS OF FELLED TREES” ADMITS COUNCIL

TOP TEN TREE SONGS FOR LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLLORS

In the wake of revelations that Lambeth don’t have money to replace felled trees (but loadsamoney for consultants, agency staff, estate demolitions, salaries for two deputy chief whips etc etc)  here’s a Top Ten of tree songs for the Labour councillors: 1: Woodn’t it be nice – Copper Beech Boys 2: I’m a Lumberjack – … Continue reading TOP TEN TREE SONGS FOR LAMBETH LABOUR COUNCILLLORS

BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: TREES MAINTENANCE

Lambeth's tree maintenance service is severely under-resourced and does not have the capacity to cope with the rapid increases in damage caused by pests and diseases or to adequately assess trees for risk, says the council's own report. And there is no tree-planting budget to replace the hundreds of trees felled each year due to … Continue reading BACKGROUND TO THE NEWS: TREES MAINTENANCE

HOW HEDGES CAN HELP JOIN THE GREAT NORTH WOOD DOTS – AND FURTHER AFIELD

Great North Wood project officer Edwin Malins explains how hedges in Lambeth’s parks and gardens can help ‘join the dots’ and link up with the UK’s centuries-old natural woodland. Lambeth’s Parks worked with the Great North Wood team to plant a wildlife-friendly hedge in Norwood Park. Volunteers – including local schools –helped improve the park … Continue reading HOW HEDGES CAN HELP JOIN THE GREAT NORTH WOOD DOTS – AND FURTHER AFIELD

EVENTS: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / NORWOOD PLANNING ASSEMBLY AT LIBRARY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS/ A WALK ROUND CRYSTAL PALACE THIS SATURDAY / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS

Lunches this week at the Food Market Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away. Guest lunch – Lucknow to London. Nida says, “We will be dishing up our much loved slow cooked mutton, it’s been on the … Continue reading EVENTS: CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / NORWOOD PLANNING ASSEMBLY AT LIBRARY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS/ A WALK ROUND CRYSTAL PALACE THIS SATURDAY / FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS

BLOOMING LAMBETH! – Entries now open for garden and growing awards

The Blooming Lambeth Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of local gardeners. They’re run by Incredible Edible Lambeth supported by Lambeth council. In a world of increased urbanisation and isolation, being close to Nature and understanding where food comes from is vital. The Blooming Lambeth Awards are an opportunity to celebrate gardening and growing projects that make a … Continue reading BLOOMING LAMBETH! – Entries now open for garden and growing awards

CROYDON: SIGN UP FOR THE BOROUGH’S BIG SPRING CLEAN!

The month-long Great British Spring Clean is now underway and there’s never been a better time to get involved and make a difference in your community. The annual event empowers people to take action and combat litter in their local areas. Croydon council supports a network of 355 street champions who run hundreds of litter … Continue reading CROYDON: SIGN UP FOR THE BOROUGH’S BIG SPRING CLEAN!

HEAVY HORSES DRAFTED IN TO CREATE GRASS AND WILDFLOWERS MEADOW IN BROCKWELL PARK

A new grass and wildflower meadow is being created this month in Brockwell Park. The new space, designed to boost biodiversity and be a home to local species of grass and food plants, uses a site left by a redundant Redgra pitch between the BMX track and the Lido. With weeds and scrub burned out … Continue reading HEAVY HORSES DRAFTED IN TO CREATE GRASS AND WILDFLOWERS MEADOW IN BROCKWELL PARK

BROMLEY: RESIDENTS ASKED NOT TO REPORT DAY-BURNING STREET LIGHTS

Residents in Bromley borough are being asked not to report day burning street lights as the council say they are already aware of the issue. It follows the software provider of the Central Management System (CMS) which controls many of the council’s LED street lights on and off, going into administration. "As a result, some … Continue reading BROMLEY: RESIDENTS ASKED NOT TO REPORT DAY-BURNING STREET LIGHTS