The Borough of Wandsworth has set itself the target of becoming inner-London’s greenest inner borough, going carbon neutral by 2030 and being a zero-emission council by 2050.
Opposition to Heathrow expansion, reducing waste, encouraging recycling, tree planting and making council buildings more efficient are cited as examples of the Council’s actions.
Other environmental initiatives have included switching to LED street lighting, promoting electric vehicles and introducing a huge number of electric charging points around the borough, as well as encouraging residents to join car clubs, with Wandsworth now boasting the highest membership in London.
On 24 Julythe Friends of Wandsworth Common is hosting Daniel Raven-Ellison, founder of the National Park City movement, for a talk on ‘Wild Cities’. Dan – a National Geographic explorer and self-styled guerilla geographer – has been the driving force in London’s being declared the world’s first ever National Park City. He is an inspirational speaker with a passion for ‘rewilding’, encouraging biodiversity and re-engaging with nature.
L&G have acquired both sites on Swandon Way which have planning permission between them for around 1,000 homes. The developers will be holding two days of public exhibitions to launch the proposal at the Brewers Inn (at the bottom of East Hill) on Thursday 25 July 5pm-9pm and Saturday 27 July 10am -2pm
Sambrook’s will take a 20-year lease with Greenland to establish a new headquarters for its brewing operations across 11,000 sq ft at Ram Quarter, relocating from its current brewhouse in Battersea. They will occupy the Grade II listed brewhouse with a tap room serving food and hand-crafted brews, as well as a bottle shop. The site was Youngs Brewery until 2006 and brewing has been taking place on the site since at least 1533. John Hatch, formerly of Young’s, who is currently running a small craft brewery at the rear of the site, hopes to be involved in the new operation.
You have most probably received a leaflet through the post announcing the Heathrow Airport Consultation and inviting you to have a say on a future Heathrow. It’s fairly comprehensive, but for more information visit the website aec.heathrowconsultation.com – and note that on Tuesday 2 July from 2pm–8pm there’s a consultation event where you’ll be able to talk to a range of experts and view all of the consultation documents at Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth High St, London SW18 2PU