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2019-04-14 20:45:36 +0100
What action can be taken to publicise the fact that Southwark Council has decided to discourage residents from recycling green waste by levying a charge for those of us who do it ? Are they so stupid that they don’t realise many people will now put their green waste in black bin liners in the general waste ? My guess is that they know this will happen but they want to minimise the amount of waste they need to process for recycling.
2019-04-07 12:38:28 +0100
Air pollution is killing us and costing the UK billions. We all know this.
We can reduce air pollution and save lives by encouraging companies and their employees to adopt greener transport in a way that does not need expensive infrastructure, costly enforcement departments, and without the need to raise taxes.
Make walking and cycling have the same reimbursement allowance for business travel as motor cycles; which is currently 24p/mile.
Please sign and circulate the
petition on Change.org
2019-03-21 10:42:22 +0000
I am a resident of southwark and am considering starting a branch of extinction rebellion based in the borough. I was wondering if you were aware of any plans to do this in affiliation with the Green Party? I want to ensure I’m not duplicating plans.
2018-12-03 11:49:34 +0000
I’m a journalism student at Goldsmiths University, and I was wondering if you had a statement about the new low emission bus zone between Camberwell and New Cross.
2018-11-09 15:02:35 +0000
Hi there. We are organising an inaugural day of expert talks on Sustainable living on Sat Nov 17th at Metropolitan Uni in North London. It is a great line-up of speakers, designed to inform and educate us all with the the latest insights and tools. Please visit the Facebook Page or Website
.co.uk for more info and booking. There is a promo code for Eventbrite giving all green and environmental organisation members half price tickets. It promises to be a great day, with networking and drinks at the end. See you there. Mirnada
2018-11-09 14:53:00 +0000
Please could you send me some anti idling postcards. Thanks.
2018-10-08 21:14:51 +0100
I’m contacting you from Extinction Rebellion, a major direct action campaign set to begin this November. Our demands to the government are simple. We want UK carbon emissions reduced to
and the global ecological overshoot decreased to half a planet by 2025. We want the reversal of policies and practices that are causing the sixth mass extinction of life on this planet. And, we want a national citizens’ assembly to be formed to implement these demands. This crisis is not just environmental or economic – it is political.
From the 12th November onwards, we will block roads, do sit-ins, graffiti walls and occupy buildings, all of it peacefully and non-violently. Many of us will get arrested and even go to prison, clogging up the justice system. With small direct actions, every participant counts, even a small group. This isn’t something the government or the media will be able to ignore. We will also need people for non-arrestable action and behind-the-scenes organisation.
If this is in line with your group’s/organisation’s values, then these are the ways you could support us:
Share the event pages of our direct actions with all your members through social media and email.
Endorse XR officially and organise an autonomous event with your own group/organisation on the days of direct action.
We would love to have a chat with you about ways our groups could liaise. Please reply to this email or come to our next networking meeting on the 18th October (
If you want to find out more, check out our facebook page (
) and twitter account @
Thank you for any support you can give.
Ealing Green Party & Extinction Rebellion
2018-09-20 22:12:50 +0100
Why is there so much advertiser tracking?
Facebook and Twitter getting details of who is active in Southwark. Identifiably in many cases, without consent, in breach of their terms of service too.
(read about consent in
We shouldn’t be part of mass surveillance, Greens voted against it, not to get into bed with it.
2018-07-29 20:57:48 +0100
2018-07-18 23:19:06 +0100
Resident Services Officer Kingsley Omankhanlen is proposing to
. Estate residents can vote Yes to support the proposal or No to keep the bins except:
“where no response is received it would be deemed that you are in favour” Kingsley (11 July 2018).
This is grossly undemocratic people were given 2 weeks to respond. We all know that council estate tenants and residents have a high non-respondence rate. Many on the estate are not happy as recycling facilities are their right and about to be removed at influential residents whim and distaste.
Yours faithfully, BoB Downer
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2018-04-12 11:21:24 +0100
Hello, I am a green party member and have done a little bit of campaigning for you in the past. I have set up a brand new food initiative called Third Space Canteen. It aims to bring people together over food and the planet. Until I can find a permanent venue, I run Supper Clubs. I’m just wondering if I could drop off some leaflets at your office as I live very close to the Biscuit Factory and I think some of you might be interested in coming along.
Do let me know and also who I should ask for if I come to the office.
2018-03-26 14:04:21 +0100
I am part of the new
Peckham Campaign group. We are seeking southwark council to rethink and revise the proposed development of the former Queens Road Day centre, called QR4. At current QR4 will result in increased density and massing for a Mega council office block. Estimates are 400 staff and 1000 public visitors a week, with hours of operation to include weekends and late hrs on weeknights.
We are seeking Southwark Greens advice and support. In particular
1. Demand the council pause the development and reduce the massing caused by QR4
2.Demand a biodiversity study for the site ( home to large and mature trees and a sizeable garden) and that a bat survey is performed before the proposed 18/06/2018 demolition date.
3. Request a Air Pollution impact study for the surrounding Queens Road area. Following studies in Camberwell, New cross and Deptford have lead to public/ political awareness raised.
4. Six offices across southwark are to be consolidated into the single QR4 site. To request the Council to disclose sale proceeds.
2018-03-09 17:56:04 +0000
William John Chidley
2 Overhill Road
07896 421 556
8th March 2017
Councillors Catherine Rose, Jon Hartley & Andy Simmons
c/o Members Room
160 Tooley StreetLondon SE1 2QH
Dear Madam & Sirs,
I am writing to you to support the proposal that Southwark Council should seek to acquire the freehold of the Champion Hill stadium with the object of securing the future of Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.
I am sure your readers are only too aware of the perfidy, avarice, venality and duplicity of the current owners of the site. Their actions this week, breaking many, if not all, previous agreements with the board of both the football club itself, and the board of the supporter’s trust, not to mention the absurd & ridiculous farce of seeking to deny the football club the right to use the name Dulwich Hamlet, are but the latest in a long series of lies & betrayals.
I am not going to recap at length the achievements of the football club in establishing a model for all clubs to follow in becoming a genuine pillar of the local community – they are too numerous to mention – but I will say that if Southwark loses the services of Gavin Rose, the club’s football manager, it will be a huge loss to the borough, and if you want to examine the length & depth of the club’s commitment to giving hope & help to the disadvantaged local youth, I ask you to consult Kevin Holland, former local community police officer, for his recollections of the role the club has played in this.
Personally, as a recent emigré from north London, and former season ticket holder at Arsenal F.C. no longer able to afford to attend, I was delighted by my first visit to see Dulwich Hamlet play at Champion Hill. I have since become a regular attendee, and also volunteered to help with match-day stewarding, and operate the turnstiles.
My girlfriend’s son also attends with his friends, and likewise has undertaken volunteer stewarding, which I feel was very useful for his self-confidence and experience.
In my view, to characterise the fan-base of the club as ‘hipsters’ is simplistic & insulting. The fan-base is as broad in age, gender, race & demographic as the borough itself, and all the cheap cracks about craft beer and sauerkraut are obscuring the truth: Dulwich Hamlet is very much part of the borough’s community, and all Southwark residents can be proud of it, and should do everything they can to support it. I therefore urge you to do likewise, as, I am confident, you already intend to do.
2018-02-24 05:46:02 +0000
I emailed Neil Coyle, the local MP in regards to my huge concerns about what is going on in Syria-Afrin with Turkey’s invasion there. I asked him to make some noise and bring to attention the suffering and destruction Turkey is causing, videos are appearing of war crimes and civilians being killed and even executed on camera.
He repeated essentially what Boris Johnson said and that Turkey’s “securing its borders”, almost legitimizing this attack on another countries land and causing death and destruction for their racist interests.
The United Kingdom current government staying silent because of Brexit, desperate to sell weapons to Turkey (who enquires to buy simply to keep the UK quiet).
I want to know if you can stand up and be a voice in matters like this, so the next person we (my family) votes for actually voices my concerns.
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2017-06-27 05:16:00 +0100
Trying to find an email address on your website, so that i can send you a draft motion for conference.
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