Category Archives: Sustainability

Online Borax Fields petition launched as Friends of Crossness NR and BNEF slam Cory claim that the rarer something is in Bexley, the less important it is to protect it.

Following a second, but still grossly inadequate ‘ecology report’ from Cory ‘Environmental’s Riverside Resource Recovery arm – that once again misses out red-listed breeding birds, and offers no credible onsite ‘mitigation’ or creation of off-site ‘compensatory’ habitat for the losses … Continue reading

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GLA committee seeks views on ‘growth’ vz environment – by 18th September

The Greater London Assembly Environment Committee is seeking evidence on the environmental pressures of London’s growth, focussing on: Energy supply, demand and distribution Water management Green infrastructure Deadline Friday 18th September. For details see: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/london-assembly/investigations/environmental-pressures-of-londons-growth There are already several examples … Continue reading

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Swanscombe marshes threatened by ‘theme park’ bulldozers

Peter Beckenham of Braeburn Park/LWT fame has asked us to put up something about the Swanscombe marshes/peninsula, which we have in fact been meaning to do for some time. What does this have to do with Bexley? Well, the Swanscombe … Continue reading

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Thames road bridges opposition group to meet in Bexley on 5th Feb.

A meeting is being held in Bexley Community Library, Bourne Rd, Bexley village,  on Thursday 5th February at 12 noon, to begin building opposition in our Borough to Transport for London’s plans for 2 bridges that would generate more road traffic … Continue reading

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Free Public Lectures, Spring 2015 – Food Security (Birkbeck Institute of Environment, University of London with the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society and Linnean Society of London).

Friday evenings 13th February to 20th March 2015 at 18:30, Lecture Theatre B33, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London. World population projections show that there will be many more mouths to feed in coming decades. This need will follow the actual … Continue reading

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Campaign for an Act to protect nature.

The RSPB together with the 47 Wildlife Trusts  have produced a document that is an initial discussion of the proposal that as we depend upon the natural world, this should be recognised in law. The Nature and Welfare Act is being … Continue reading

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BNEF: ‘GLA infrastructure to 2050’ plan is another 93 pages of ‘have your cake and eat it’ implausibility

The LONDON  INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN 2050 – A CONSULTATION closed on 31st October 2014.  It describes the amounts and types of infrastructure that is thought to be required to cope with a population that the authors believe will reach over 11 million … Continue reading

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Thames river crossings seminar for campaigners – Nov 18th, City Hall

Thames river crossings seminar hosted by Darren Johnson, Green Party Member of the London Assembly  The Green Party is the only party operating in Bexley that is publicly opposed to the new road crossing proposals (Beckton-Gallions Reach, Rainham-Belvedere) currently being … Continue reading

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Bexley Council jacks housing-building numbers five-fold – with little regard for sustainability or transparency

Hands up who has noticed that the Council has increased the number of additional houses it thinks could (read should) be built in the Borough from 4,545 by 2026, with 438 of these in Belvedere, to 22,000, with 11,000 in … Continue reading

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Meeting for anti-east London road bridge campaigners / Boris answers on river crossing matters

London Assembly member Darren Johnson AM (Green Party) will host a public meeting at City Hall on river crossings in November. To register your interest, please e-mail  “Rachel Carlill” <Rachel.Carlill@london.gov.uk> and put ‘register’ in the subject line. Through this meeting … Continue reading

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