Snow Business

February 8, 2012

Snow Warden Mike hard at work

Last weekend saw the snow flakes come down and the Snow Wardens come out. As the weather began to close in on Saturday afternoon the wait was finally over for our eager volunteers and it was shovels at the ready!

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who braved the elements and got amongst the action to make sure our pavements were cleared. We’ve received some great feedback and photos from across the borough.

If you’d like to see more moments captured during our Snow Wardens first outing take a look at our volunteers’ very  own  Snow Wardens Facebook page.

Funding available for local community environmental projects

February 3, 2012

Lettuce growing in reused tyresWestern Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) is offering funding for projects that promote environmental improvement in Lambeth.

Grants are usually in the region of £5,000 to £25,000 and are available for projects with a focus on the following:

  • The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or public amenity where it is for the protection of the environment. For example, pocket parks and seating areas, play areas, open spaces on housing estates, churchyards and community gardens.
  • Delivery of biodiversity conservation for UK species or habitats.

Applications for the next round of funding must be in by 27 February 2012.

For more detailed information and an application pack, please visit the WREF website.