November 13, 2013
Lambeth Council is joining forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to highlight the real cost of litter.
Over the weekend of 15 to 17 November, part of busy Clapham High Street will be divided into two sides of an imaginary fence – one side will be regularly cleaned, the other will be deliberately left untouched to show just what happens when we stop cleaning up people’s litter.
Litter is a problem that is costing almost £1billion a year to deal with in England and here in Lambeth more than £7.3m is spent on cleaning the streets every year.
If you are in Clapham on Saturday or Sunday, please come along to see us.
March 12, 2013
We’d like to invite you to a workshop on Saturday 16 March to help us design and develop a ‘street leader’ or ‘street friends’ scheme. Many other boroughs and cities have street leader schemes where people volunteer to look after their street by reporting environmental issues or dealing with them directly using tools and materials provided by the council. We could just copy those schemes, but Lambeth is unique! In the spirit of co-operation and co-production we want to find out from you exactly what sort of scheme would bring the most benefit to Lambeth’s communities.
You’ll help us answer questions such as:
· What sort of scheme do people want?
· How can the council support people to take care of their street?
· How can we promote the scheme so that it involves as many people as possible?
Apart from helping us to design the best possible scheme, the workshop will offer a unique opportunity for you to meet a very friendly bunch of like-minded people. It will be very informal, there will no doubt be some fascinating conversations, and we’ll provide some lunch.
The workshop will be in a meeting room in the White Lion at 232 Streatham High Road, from 11am until 5pm. If you wish, you can attend just part of the day – please email Freshview@lambeth.gov.uk for more details so that someone from the team can get in touch with you.
If you can’t make any of it, please forward this on to friends or neighbours who you think might be interested.