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Subject tag: Environmental Protection

01 September 2017

The charity Thames 21 is recruiting volunteers to work in small teams to use computer modelling to help clean up three tributaries of the River Lea - the Pymmes Brook and Salmons Brook on our side of the Lea and the Ching Brook on the east side. Love the Lea – Community Modelling Communities to shape water quality solutions Thames21 has begun a new initiative which aims to involve local communities in setting out future plans for their rivers. Using community modelling, Thames21.......

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30 August 2017

In line with his support for Make London a National Park City, the Mayor of London is setting up a Greener City Fund to provide money for local groups to plant trees and improve green spaces.  Groups have until 29 September to apply for Tree Planting Grants and until 20 October to apply for Community Green Spaces Grants. Greener City Fund Mayor Sadiq Khan’s new £9 million fund to create and improve green spaces and encourage more tree planting in London. The Mayor wants.......

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02 August 2017

A message from Enfield Council Do not put shoes and textiles into your recycling bin. Please take them to your local charity chop, Barrowell Green Recycling Centre or arrange a free doorstep collection from TRAID TRAID020 8733 /collections <?php$ogImage = 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DF-foPnXoAEsbyl.jpg';include.......

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02 August 2017

Enfield Council and Thames 21 have now published a more detailed version of their proposals for a wetlands scheme in Broomfield Park, designed to produce environmental benefits both locally and in the rivers Lea and Thames.  There will be a consultation event in the park on 12th August or you can give your views online or by post. The wetlands area would be at the southern end of the park, on part of the "top field" in the vicinity of the historic brick wall.  It would consist of two.......

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01 August 2017

Forty Hall Farm has announced that over the summer months it will be opening on five days a week and has posted a short film on YouTube describing the activity of its community growers. {youtube}wPGuEZo9tQM{/youtube} Starting from Wednesday 26th July, summer opening hours will be: Wednesday: 11.00 – 16.00 Thursday: 11.00 – 16.00 Friday 11.00 – 16.00 Saturday 11.00 – 16.00 Sunday 11.00 – 16.00 During visiting hours children can see animals in the barns,.......

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22 July 2017

Following preliminary soundings last month, Thames 21 and Enfield Council will be presenting more detailed proposals for a wetlands scheme in Broomfield Park.  Consultation events will be held in the Park on 27th July and 12th August, followed by an online consultation. Please join us on the following dates so that we can share plans and seek your views on a potential environmental project in Broomfield Park Thursday 27th July ‐ 15:00 – 18:30 Saturday 12th  August.......

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02 June 2017

Thames21 and Enfield Council are considering creating a wetlands area in Broomfield Park.

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26 May 2017

OrganicLea’s Vision for Wolves Lane: An initiative that grows and distributes sustainably produced food to local residents and businesses; engages a wide range of people in learning and skills activities, and health and well-being benefits; establishes itself as a centre for promoting healthy eating; and offers space for community groups and social enterprises to run activities that benefit the community. Please write with your ideas, suggestion, proposals for the future!.......

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21 May 2017

Pinkham Way will be removed from Haringey's 'Site Allocations' - the Council admitted at the hearing that it wasn't needed for its employment strategy. So, potential developers will no longer be able to argue that a development's benefit (i.e. its contribution to the borough's employment needs) outweighs the harm to nature conservation. This is a very big win indeed for residents.

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19 April 2017

This article has been republished with permission.  It originally appeared on the Greener Journeys website on 22nd April.  In view of yesterday's announcement, the first sentence presumably no longer holds true. DEFRA is due this month to publish its new Air Quality Plan. Government has already lost two court cases on this issue, so the pressure is on. Concern over air quality is no longer just the preserve of environmental groups and it is widely recognized that we are facing a.......

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14 April 2017

Living Streets, the "UK Charity for Everyday Walking",  has published a Blueprint for Change, designed as a guide for city leaders to help them create Walking Cities:  "safe and inviting to people of all ages, where every child can walk safely to school, and communities have quality spaces to thrive. Walking cities mean better cities for everyone." Living Streets' Chief Executive, Joe Irvin, sets out the charity's rationale: Our streets deserve to be so much more than corridors for.......

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05 April 2017

The Mayor of London has announced that he intends to bring forward the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in Central London by a year.  Subject to further consultation, it will now come into force in April 2019.  Drivers of petrol vehicles that don’t meet Euro 4 standards and diesel vehicles that do not meet Euro 6 standards will have to pay a daily fee of £12.50 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £100 for buses, coaches and HGVs. Initially, the ULEZ.......

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01 February 2017

Caroline Russell writes about the Clean Air for Enfield meeting that took place at Bowes School on 12th January.

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31 January 2017

An online petition on the 38 Degrees website is calling on the Mayor of London to include the whole of Greater London in the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone, for it to cover all types of vehicle and for it to come into force by 2019. The  petition was created by Daniel Jones of Enfield Green Party. “We call on the Mayor of London and Transport for London to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone for all vehicles to cover the whole of Greater London by 2019.” Why is this important?.......

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27 January 2017

In a particularly bad time for air quality (not yet over), a couple of newspaper headlines that bring home the problem. The front page of yesterday' Evening Standard A  London  head teacher today issued a heartfelt “cry for help” to protect her pupils from toxic air which has blighted the capital for days. Effie Demetriou of Bowes Primary School, next to the North Circular, begged  Sadiq Khan  and Transport for London to act and cut local pollution........

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25 January 2017

Air pollution levels in London and elsewhere in the UK have been alarmingly high since before the weekend.  Yesterday central London registered the highest possible alert level:  10: Black.  And the extremely high and dangerous levels reached outer London.  8: Red at sites in Enfield - a value associated with central London on particularly bad days. Pollution peaks in London 23 Jan 2017 recorded by www.londonair.org.uk (Source: Evening Standard) Calls for action are growing.......

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07 January 2017

The Pinkham Way Allliance (PWA) is asking its supporters to sign up to be represented by the Alliance in the ongoing London Borough of Haringey's Local Plan Main Modifications public consultation. The PWA has written a response to the main modifications document which is aimed at overturning Haringey Council's insistence that the Pinkham Way site continue to be allocated as a potential employment site.  Quite apart from the fact that it poses a threat to an ecologically valuable site and.......

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07 December 2016

Surveyors working with London Wildlife Trust’s Water for Wildlife project spotted a pair of willow emerald damselflies whilst looking for dragonflies and damselflies in Clissold Park, Hackney, in late September. By tracking such insects the project is mapping out the health of London’s freshwater ecosystems. Research volunteer Sonja Todd spotted the male and female willow emerald damselfly in reeds growing in the New River in the park. Read the full story on the London Wildlife.......

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21 November 2016

Enfield Council have recently clarified what exactly is allowed in the blue recycling wheelie bins.  The main change is that plastic bags (including carrier bags) and plastic wrapping are no longer allowed, because other materials were being caught up in them. For obvious reasons, the Council are adamant that nappies, even if unused, must not go in the blue bins, and the same is true of sanitary products.  The Council is taking a "Zero Tolerance" approach because of the problems such.......

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28 October 2016

The Mayor of London has launched the second phase of his consultation on proposed measures to improve air quality in the Capital. The consultation phase, which runs until 18 December, invites the public to comment on detailed proposals for an Emission Surcharge payable by drivers whose vehicles do not meet stipulated conditions when driving in the Congestion Zone.  It also asks for feedback on the possible earlier introduction of an Ultra Low Emissions Zone and its possible enlargement to.......

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