RECYCLING: MANY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS “UNSURE ABOUT BEST PRACTICE” Findings follow major consultation with 5,000 residents responding

A major recycling survey by Lewisham council has found almost one in five local residents and business owners are unsure about best practice when it comes to recycling. When asked how confident they were in knowing what can and can’t be recycled, 18.2pc of respondents said that they were either not confident or not confident … Continue reading RECYCLING: MANY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS “UNSURE ABOUT BEST PRACTICE” Findings follow major consultation with 5,000 residents responding

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THE LODGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK IS CLOSED “Cedar cladding is fire risk” – memories shared on social media

The Lodge in Crystal Palace park has shut. In a terse statement Greenwich Leisure say on their 'Better' website: Closure Of The Lodge At Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Following further assessments of the fire risk associated with the external cedar cladding at The Lodge, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has taken the decision to close … Continue reading THE LODGE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK IS CLOSED “Cedar cladding is fire risk” – memories shared on social media

TREE PLANTING IN GIPSY HILL WARD

Saplings worth almost £54,000 have been planted in four Lambeth wards following consultation with residents which identified greening the streets as a priority, says a council statement. The Our Streets programme has planted 110 trees in Gipsy Hill, Thurlow Park, Knights Hill and Streatham Hill wards as a result. Through its Our Streets programme Lambeth’s … Continue reading TREE PLANTING IN GIPSY HILL WARD

RESIDENTS FINED FOR DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT COUNCIL WOULD HAVE COLLECTED IT FOR NOTHING!

Residents are being prosecuted for dumping rubbish - which Croydon council would have taken away from them for FREE. "Some of the most recent convictions have been for dumping household items, including a fridge, three-seater sofa and computer equipment on the highway, despite us offering a free bulky item collection service for residents" says a … Continue reading RESIDENTS FINED FOR DUMPING RUBBISH – BUT COUNCIL WOULD HAVE COLLECTED IT FOR NOTHING!

WEATHER FORECAST WINDY – YOU’LL STILL BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE FOOD MARKET!

It’s going to be very windy on Saturday but we will still be trading, albeit will a smaller market than planned, as all the art and clothes stalls won’t be able to come as we can’t have any gazebos up.  BUT we’ll still have meat, fish, bread, veg, fruit, dairy, cheese, smoked things, eco-refills, food-refills … Continue reading WEATHER FORECAST WINDY – YOU’LL STILL BE BLOWN AWAY BY THE FOOD MARKET!

“Demolishing Central Hill estate will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon – around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year”

Demolishing the Central Hill estate in Crystal Palace will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon - around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year, Cllr Pete Elliott told the council's latest full meeting. Cllr Elliott, reiterating figures given by Architects for Social Housing, said a borough-wide change … Continue reading “Demolishing Central Hill estate will release at least 7,000 tons of embodied carbon – around the same amount emitted by the whole of Lambeth council in one year”

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK RELAUNCHED

Beckenham Place park officially relaunched on Saturday (20 July) following a £6.8 million redevelopment programme funded by the council, Mayor of London and the National Lottery. Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, marked the opening by cutting the ribbon on the capital’s first purpose-built wild swimming lake and cheering on … Continue reading BECKENHAM PLACE PARK RELAUNCHED

‘TREE OSCAR’ WINNERS THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP

'Tree Oscar' winners Friends of Stambourne Woods have thanked everyone who helped them achieve the award. In their latest post they say: "We're hanging up our gloves, spades and loppers for the summer, but before we go, we want to say a big 'Thank you!' to everyone who's been along to our events and helped … Continue reading ‘TREE OSCAR’ WINNERS THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP

CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Lambeth council childrens redress scheme, organised begging, the risks to Lambeth council of loans to Homes for Lambeth, the council's use of bailiffs, air quality monitors and car free day are among the subjects of questions at this Wednesday's meeting of Lambeth council. CHILDREN'S HOMES REDRESS SCHEME Cllr Becca Thackray (Green, Herne Hill) To: … Continue reading CHILDREN’S REDRESS SCHEME AND HOMES FOR LAMBETH AMONG QUESTIONS AT NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

TREE-MENDOUS!!! FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS WIN TOP AWARD

Friends of Stambourne Woods have won a 'Tree Oscar' - the Community Woodland Award in the 2019 London Tree and Woodland Awards, organised by the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London. “The judges felt that our group has done great work bringing the community together to enjoy and enhance the woodland with our range … Continue reading TREE-MENDOUS!!! FRIENDS OF STAMBOURNE WOODS WIN TOP AWARD