The November meeting of the Society on the ever popoular topic of the Wandle attracted a record on line turnout. Emma Broadbent of the SE Rivers Trust gave us a fascinating insight into the work that the Trust are undertaking to naturalise the river and bring back wildlife.
To view a recording of the talk follow https://youtu.be/ebMHuX_vYAk
On Monday 16 November and Friday 20 November at 1pm the WRWA (Western Riverside Waste Authority) are offering on line interactive tours of the recycling site. Details of the tours are on given on the website https://wrwa.gov.uk/schools-adult-groups/online
The proposals in the White Paper attempt to simplify and clarify the planning system. The existing system has been adapted to the changed social, political and economic circumstances over the past 70+ years with mostly beneficial results. This has however resulted in what appears to be an over complicated process.
For a review of the White Paper from the Society’s Planning Group please see the Planning section of this website.
In August the Government published a White Paper entitled Planning for the Future, with consultation closed on 29 October. There have been thousands of responses from a range of national bodies, small societies, and individuals and the issue has had an airing in the national press.
If you just read one of the responses, our Planning Group suggest looking at that from The London Forum of Amenity & Civic Societies (of which this Society is a member) which makes a most interesting read.
London Forum’s final response to the consultation on the Government’s Planning White Paper can be seen here.
Wandsworth Council are holding a Climate Summit with six virtual sessions with representatives of the Council, residents, community groups and organisations to discussing key issues surrounding climate change in the borough. These will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2020 covering topics including recycling and waste, green space, how to ‘green’ your home and how to get involved. Find out more and book your space at http://ow.ly/KAnB50C5TR5