OPINION: CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE*

Regular readers may feel a sense of deja vu on reading the accompanying item about the Local Government Ombudsman's report into a noise complaint - and you / they would be right. Back in early October we ran a pre-piece about a question which had been put down by Cllr Scott Ainslie (Green) for the … Continue reading OPINION: CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE*

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN BLASTS LAMBETH OVER NOISE COMPLAINTS – 6.000 ignored because of policy change

Lambeth council ignored more than SIX THOUSAND noise complaints after they changed their policy because of an apparent lack of resources. But the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - a Government watchdog - says Lambeth are obliged by law to take reasonable steps to investigate such complaints - and they cannot use lack of … Continue reading LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN BLASTS LAMBETH OVER NOISE COMPLAINTS – 6.000 ignored because of policy change

£1.7 MILLION TO DISPOSE OF FOOD WASTE THROWN AWAY AS ‘NON-RECYCLABLE’ ANNUALLY IN BROMLEY

The amount of food waste thrown away ANNUALLY in non-recyclable refuse collections in the borough of Bromley is a massive 28 per cent. It costs more than £1.7million to dispose of food waste being thrown away in the borough’s non-recyclable refuse collections - money that could be better used to protect much needed frontline services say … Continue reading £1.7 MILLION TO DISPOSE OF FOOD WASTE THROWN AWAY AS ‘NON-RECYCLABLE’ ANNUALLY IN BROMLEY

NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK

NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK The people of Camberwell are being helped to cut down on single-use plastic water bottles, with the addition of a new, free, public drinking water fountain on Camberwell Green. Cllr Richard Livingstone joined Alice Chamberlain, project assistant from the #OneLess campaign, to top up their water bottles and launch … Continue reading NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK

“KEEP WARM IN CROYDON THIS WINTER” – council scheme could save residents hundreds of pounds

Croydon homeowners and private tenants in Croydon are being encouraged to take advantage of a council scheme that ensures they keep warm this winter and save hundreds of pounds. The Croydon Healthy Homes initiative was approved last March by the council’s cabinet to give over 600 struggling households savings of up to £400 a year … Continue reading “KEEP WARM IN CROYDON THIS WINTER” – council scheme could save residents hundreds of pounds

COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE

On 14 November 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed Southwark council’s application for a Compulsory Purchase Order of homes on the First Development Site of the Aylesbury regeneration, says a statement from the council. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “We welcome the Secretary … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE

HELP WILDLIFE WINTER SLEEPERS

While some of Lambeth’s wildlife – like swifts, swallows, and Painted Lady butterflies – fly somewhere warm for winter, others hibernate – going into deep sleep until spring. I bet a lot of humans wish we could go into suspended animation – dodge the cold, cut heating bills and avoid slippery roads. Lambeth’s hibernators include … Continue reading HELP WILDLIFE WINTER SLEEPERS

KNIGHTS HILL: UPDATING MEMORY AND HERITAGE

Written by: John Cannell, Nature Vibezzz A summer-long community project will continue nature workshops into autumn to help preserve the local environment. Nature Vibezzz – who run regular forest schools teaching local young people in, and all about, the outdoors – have involved families in making bird boxes, insect hotels, pruning trees to let more … Continue reading KNIGHTS HILL: UPDATING MEMORY AND HERITAGE

TREE PLANTING DRIVE IN CROYDON… ….AS THE ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE BEGINS IN BROMLEY AND LAMBETH…..AND A RESIDENT IS FINED £7,500 FOR FELLING PROTECTED PINE TREES…

TREE PLANTING DRIVE IN CROYDON... Around 650 young trees will be planted in Croydon over the coming months as part of a major drive to help improve air quality and make the borough greener. This latest initiative will take the total number of trees planted in the borough to more than 800 over the past … Continue reading TREE PLANTING DRIVE IN CROYDON… ….AS THE ANNUAL AUTUMN LEAF CLEARANCE BEGINS IN BROMLEY AND LAMBETH…..AND A RESIDENT IS FINED £7,500 FOR FELLING PROTECTED PINE TREES…

PARISH PUMP: CHEERS TO THE PALACE PINT – AND A NEW WATER FOUNTAIN IN BECKENHAM PLACE PARK!

Raise a glass to another successful year's brewing from Palace Pint ! And a very big shout out to Vernon Wallis (pictured) who did a great job in his first year leading on the project. Want to find out more ? Join Palace Pint on Facebook for more information. (Source: Crystal Palace Transition Town) The Edible Garden In … Continue reading PARISH PUMP: CHEERS TO THE PALACE PINT – AND A NEW WATER FOUNTAIN IN BECKENHAM PLACE PARK!