STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark council (left) and Milos Milisavljevic, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy celebrate the arrival of the benches. Southwark council are launching their second batch of newly upgraded Strawberry smart benches. They will be joining the ten already in place across the borough, extending the offer of free WiFi, phone … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

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BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

Southwark council Tweeted: "All BBQs in Burgess Park continue to be suspended until further notice. "Our wardens extinguished over 20 BBQs in Burgess Park this weekend alone. "In this hot dry weather fire can spread quickly - London Fire Brigade tackled this blaze yesterday evening." A Southwark council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "None … Continue reading BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

“GOVERNMENT DRAFT STRATEGY ON POOR AIR QUALITY DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH” – Lambeth council

The Government's draft clean air strategy is "unambitious and uninspiring" say Lambeth council - who have launched a petition calling for: A modern clean air act A targeted national vehicle renewal scheme An enhanced Clean Air Fund Phasing out pure diesel and petrol cars and vans to by 2030 Maintaining clean air and other environmental standards … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT DRAFT STRATEGY ON POOR AIR QUALITY DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH” – Lambeth council

BARBECUES BANNED FROM CRYSTAL PALACE PARK – Temporary move follows London Fire Brigade advice

Barbecues have been temporarily banned in Crystal Palace park following advice from the London Fire Brigade. The move follows concerns about grass fires. Barbecues and fires are not normally permitted in any of the other 150 or so parks and greenspaces across Bromley borough so there are no signs in these areas and the council … Continue reading BARBECUES BANNED FROM CRYSTAL PALACE PARK – Temporary move follows London Fire Brigade advice

GET IN THE SWIM! / CLEAN AIR VILLAGES PROJECT LAUNCHED

Online registration has now opened for Croydon’s young people aged 16 years old and under, to sign up for free swimming sessions at one of the borough’s five leisure centres. The free swimming offer runs to Sunday 2 September. People are now able to complete an application form online through the Better website: https://www.better.org.uk/freeswimcroydon, or … Continue reading GET IN THE SWIM! / CLEAN AIR VILLAGES PROJECT LAUNCHED

CROYDON GETS HIGH COURT INJUNCTION TO STOP ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

An interim High Court order banning the setting up of unauthorised encampments and fly-tipping has been granted to Labour-controlled Croydon council. The three-month injunction covers more than 200 of the borough's parks, open spaces and council lands, and 11 highways. Granted on Wednesday (18 July), details of the injunction were announced by Croydon late this … Continue reading CROYDON GETS HIGH COURT INJUNCTION TO STOP ILLEGAL ENCAMPMENTS

SMOKING BANNED IN LAMBETH PLAYGROUNDS – AND PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACES COULD BE NEXT

  Playgrounds run by Lambeth council are to go smokefree - and if the ban is successful it could be extended to whole parks and other public spaces across the borough. The ban should also cut down on the estimated 26 tonnes of  litter from cigarette butts in Lambeth every year, said a Lambeth council spokesperson. … Continue reading SMOKING BANNED IN LAMBETH PLAYGROUNDS – AND PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC SPACES COULD BE NEXT

FANCY HELPING IN A LONDON BEACH CLEAN-UP? – OR GOT A CLEAN-UP PROJECT OF YOUR OWN?  / FLY-TIPS BEING CLEARED QUICKER SAY CROYDON

  A Thames 'litter pick' is one of three projects being supported by Veolia’s recycling fund for communities. Now the fund is offering up to £2,000 in cash, resources, or staff volunteers to help bring your recycling or environmental idea to life in Lambeth.   With Veolia’s Recycling Fund for Communities you could receive a cash … Continue reading FANCY HELPING IN A LONDON BEACH CLEAN-UP? – OR GOT A CLEAN-UP PROJECT OF YOUR OWN?  / FLY-TIPS BEING CLEARED QUICKER SAY CROYDON

HELP WANTED TO WATER YOUNG TREES  

HELP WANTED TO WATER YOUNG TREES Help is wanted to water many of the young trees planted this year which are now suffering from the extreme heat and drought. Watering schedules have been increased by the council’s contractor Gristwood and Toms, to get the newly planted street trees through this difficult time. In addition to … Continue reading HELP WANTED TO WATER YOUNG TREES  

NEW BINS TO BE DELIVERED AHEAD OF RECYCLING DRIVE

The delivery of more than 200,000 new bins across Croydon began yesterday (Monday) in an effort to boost recycling rates in the borough. Most residents will receive a new 240-litre paper recycling bin and a 180-litre general waste bin over the coming weeks with the first set to arrive on Monday. Existing landfill bins will … Continue reading NEW BINS TO BE DELIVERED AHEAD OF RECYCLING DRIVE