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environment

Climate Emergency declared in Richmond upon Thames

A cross-party group of councillors this week supported a motion to declare a climate emergency in Richmond upon Thames. Cllr Richard Bennett, Leader of the Green Party group put forward the motion at the recent Full Council meeting on 9 July. According to the council’s press release, the motion read: “Council joins the rapidly growing…

Choose Walking or Cycling on Clean Air Day

This Thursday June 20th is National Clean Air Day! As we know, air pollution is real and harmful to the health of millions; luckily, there are many things we can do to reduce our pollutive footprint. Clean Air Day is a chance to learn more about ways we can make the air cleaner and healthier…

Heather has returned to Sheen Common

A group of volunteers have received a grant to improve environmental habitats on East Sheen Common. The Conservation Volunteers have received funding from Richmond Parish Lands charity to improve the pond on the common, replace the small bridge, make improvements to the hazel coppice area and create a new amphibian friendly environment. This follows the…

How To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

I tried going as plastic free as I could for the 40 days of Lent this year and I’ve made some interesting discoveries which I’d love to to share with you. Who knew for example, that you could buy solid shampoo? Or that your recycling, despite your best attempt at sorting and cleaning the rubbish,…

Community Group launched to tidy up Barnes Towpath

A local community group has formed to tackle the growing amount of litter strewn by users who travel along the Barnes Towpath and the huge volume deposited by the tides. The Barnes Tidy Towpath Group is made up of local residents who are passionate about their community, the towpath and nearby waterways.  Concerned about the…

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Let’s Make Sheen Really Green!

Everyone here at East Sheen Village would love to make East Sheen more environment friendly, and one of the things we all could do is say good-bye to single-use plastic items. We asked several local businesses and they’re all going green by ditching plastic straws and encouraging the use of reusable coffee cups. Are you…

Clean Air Zone To Be Extended To East Sheen

You have until the end of February to fill out Transport for London’s air quality consultation. TfL seeks residents’ views on two proposals: extending the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) from central London to the South Circular and introduce a daily charge of up to £300 for heavy vehicles that don’t meet the Euro 4…

Please share your views on the Air Quality Action Plan!

As you may know the poor quality of the air in our borough is a major concern. The council produced a new Air Quality Action Plan and needs your feedback on it.  The Air Quality Action Plan outlines key areas of policy, the need for an action plan, the levels and sources of pollution in…