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ERITH: Two men prosecuted for carrying scrap without proper licences

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:09:03 +0100

TWO men have been ordered to pay more than £7,000 between them, for carrying controlled waste without a proper licence.

ECO NEWS: Rare chance to rent a Bexley allotment

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 18:10:56 +0100

A rare opportunity to rent a Bexley allotment is available. Currently six plots in Sherwood Park Avenue, Sidcup, one in Priestlands Park Road, Bexley, and four in Longlands Road, Sidcup, are up for grabs. To find out more, call the council's allotment helpdesk on 020 3045 3693.

ECO GROUPS: Bexley's environmental groups offer a variety of activities for people

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:30:57 +0100

Patrick Coulcher will give an illustrated talk on the natural history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands to the Bexley RSPB Group on April 15 at Hurstmere School, Hurst Road, Sidcup at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Admission £4.50.

ENERGY: Cash overflows for London Mayor's green projects

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:26:08 +0100

CASH to finance green projects across London is at record levels says London Mayor Boris Johnson.

ERITH: Clean-up is first event for new community group

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:01:17 +0100

THEY may have been up to their knees, or further, in thick mud but the residents of Erith were delighted.

BEXLEY: Youngsters enjoy learning outside in the Enchanted Wood

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:29:16 +0100

BEXLEY’S first Forest pre-school has just opened in Bexleyheath.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Eco information from across the borough

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:08:22 +0100

Thames Innovation Centre in Veridion Park off Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, is hosting a series of free events in conjunction with Middlesex University, to help businesses reduce costs and their carbon footprint, by adopting more environmentally economical processes. Call the centre on 020 8320 1000.

TREES: More cash for greening the capital

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:59:41 +0100

THERE will be new trees galore to be planted in London as more grant money becomes available for volunteer tree planting projects.

BEXLEY : Garden forks at the ready for this year's In Bloom contest

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:49:50 +0100

WHO could guess potatoes would be so popular with children?

RECYCLING: Grants signal an expansion of schemes for flat dwellers

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:30:33 +0100

HOPES of increasing recycling opportunities for people who live in flats in Bexley, have been given a boost by the London Waste and Recycling Board.

CHALLENGE: Starting gun fired for this year's environmental challenge competition

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:10:20 +0000

THE gardening glove has been thrown down to groups, schools and individuals to come up with projects to enter for this year’s Bexley Environmental Challenge competition.

ENERGY: Solar panel tarriffs to be reviewed

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:45:15 +0000

THE government is to act to stop large scale solar energy “farms” from using up money aimed at helping people who want to save on domestic energy.

RECYCLING: Always looking for new ways to recycle rubbish

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:32:57 +0000

IN an effort to boost the borough’s recycling rates, already the highest in London, Bexley Council is always on the lookout for new ways to reuse or recycle rubbish.

CYCLING: London's "biking boroughs" to share £4m funding

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:13:43 +0000

BEXLEY is one of 13 biking boroughs in London who will be able to bid for funding to improve facilities for cyclists.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Free pond dipping for kids at Woodland Farm

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:07:24 +0000

Children can enjoy a free pond dipping session at the Woodlands Farm Trust, Shooters Hill, Welling on Saturday (5th) and learn more about water wildlife. Sessions are from 10am until noon and 1pm to 3pm. Call 020 8319 8900 or email Volunrteers are wanted to help with a clean-up of the River Shuttle on March 7. Meet in the car park next to the pub/restaurant at Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley, at 10.30am . Email if you want to take part.

NORTH CRAY: Volunteers pull their finger out to get the trees in

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:00:36 +0000

VOLUNTEERS working in one of Bexley’s premier open spaces managed to plant more than 600 new trees in just two hours.

BEXLEYHEATH: Environment chief takes the school hot seat

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:44:29 +0000

CHILDREN took their concerns about the state of the streets around their school to the top when they quizzed one of Bexley’s councillors.

RECYCLING: New trial to make it easy for flat dwellers

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:33:33 +0000

A TRIAL has begun of a scheme to enable people who live in flats above commercial premises, to recycle more.

BEXLEY: Check out the night sky for light pollution

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 18:17:32 +0000

IN the past week, people from all over the country have been asked to take advantage of clear starry nights to gaze up at the heavens.

AIR: EU commissioner gets the facts about London's poor air quality

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:44:31 +0000

A MEETING has been held with European environment commissioner Janez Potocnik to discuss London’s poor air quality.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Garden birdwatch set to be the biggest ever

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 13:04:58 +0000

Friends of Foots Cray Meadows is inviting volunteers to help plant young trees to enhance the woodland areas of the meadows in North Cray.The work takes place on Saturday (12) and people should meet at 10am at the Wildlife Information centre in the car park off Rectory Lane, Foots Cray. For details email or call 07874 217186.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Help to get ready for spring

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:47:33 +0000

Thames21’s Bexley riverkeeper Ashe Hurst has organised a river clean-up of the River Cray at Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley, on Saturday (5th Feb), starting at 11am and finishing at 2pm. Helpers should meet in the new sports pavilion car park at 10.45am. All equipment will be provided.

COMPOSTING: Charity launches its own Be-Green bins

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:06:02 +0000

A CHARITY which offers a sheltered workshop environment to adults with mental health problems has gone into the green business.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Help needed to clear glades

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:19:48 +0000

Before spring brings a new growing season, Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers are looking for help on February 6 to clear invasive plants such as brambles from the glades in Lesnes Abbey Wood. Volunteers should meet next to the information centre by the abbey ruins off Abbey Road, Abbey Wood, at noon and wear suitable clothing. Call 0208 313748.

HABITATS: Elderly recruited in work to encourage wildlife

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:50:30 +0000

A GROUP of care homes is joining forces with the wildlife charity RSPB to create wildlife friendly gardens in the homes.

NEWS IN BRIEF: Plenty to do and see in the new year

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:12:55 +0000

Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers are looking for help to clear brambles and invasive species from Ramson Glade, an ancient herb area of the woods, which are in Abbey Road, Abbey Wood. The work takes place on January 23, with volunteers meeting at the information centre by the abbey ruins at noon and finishing by 3.30pm. Volunteers should wear suitable clothing and under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Mayor criticised for not defending flagship scheme

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:09:26 +0000

LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson has been criticised for not protecting his flagship climate change programme to insulate 1.2 million homes across the capital.

THAMES21: Riverkeeper co-ordinator moves on

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:39:36 +0000

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Sidcup: Energy saving company wins award

Sun, 02 Jan 2011 16:20:00 +0000

A BEXLEY company has scooped another environmental award for its simple but effective way to cut energy costs.

VOLUNTEERING: Plenty of work to look forward to in January

Sun, 02 Jan 2011 11:20:00 +0000

Weather permitting, the Friends of Foots Cray Meadows will be holding a volunteer tree planting session in the meadows on January 15. Volunteers should meet at the Wildlife Information Centre off the meadows car park in Rectory Lane, Foots Cray, at 10am. Call the events manager on 07874 217186.

BEES: Scientific breakthrough could save bees from deadly mite

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:30:00 +0000

SCIENTISTS have announced they may have found a way to halt the rapid decline in world honey bee numbers.

BEXLEY: Council urges Christmas recycling

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 11:00:00 +0000

CHRISTMAS cards, wrapping paper and trees can all be recycled this year, the council has said.

IN BRIEF: Environmental news from the area

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:45:21 +0000

Ian Rumley-Dawson will be giving an illustrated talk on the 500-acre Hastings Country Park in the South Downs, to Bexley RSPB on Friday (December 17). His talk, at Hurstmere School, Hurst Road, Sidcup, at 7.45pm, will cover the park’s plants, wildlife and birds. Admission is £4.50 for non-members, 60p for under-16s.

BEXLEY: So many ways to become an eco-warrior

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:39:11 +0000

BEXLEY is proud of the number of residents who volunteer for environmental projects across the borough.

WORKSHOP: Opportunity to create traditional chestnut fencing

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:54:05 +0000

A PROJECT aimed at getting people involved in environmental work is holding another workshop event on December 18.

CHRISTMAS: Why a real tree could be the greener option

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:53:38 +0000

Friends of Foots Cray Meadows have organised a tree planting event in the meadows on Saturday (dec 4) to coincide with National Tree Planting Week. Anyone who would like to help can meet at the meadows’ Wildlife Information centre off Rectory Lane, Foots Cray, at 10am Join members of Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers on December 12, as they create traditional fencing from wood gathered during the recent coppicing of the woodland. Meet by the information centre near the abbey ruins at Lesnes Abbey Wood in Abbey Road, Abbey Wood at noon. Call 0208 317 3748.

NEATER NEIGHBOURHOODS: Campaign gets off to a good start

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:46:38 +0000

A CAMPAIGN aiming to encourage people to take pride in their street is already having an effect.

RIVER THAMES: Is it the best or the worst river in the country?

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:31:25 +0000

LONDON’S iconic river, the Thames, has divided the views of Londoners and across the country.

BEXLEY: Get involved in in environmental work

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:17:50 +0000

Bexley RSPB has organised a coach trip to Holkham, Norfolk, on November 28 to see large numbers of pink-footed geese, as well as snow buntings, shorelark and goldcrest, leaving from the Central library, Townley Road, Bexleyheath, at 7.15am and returning at 7.15pm. To book a £15 seat, call 0208 859 3518.

RECYCLING: Make the most of your paper waste

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:15:42 +0000

RESIDENTS in Bexley already recycle more of their household waste than in any other London borough.

BLACKFEN: Transforming Parish Wood Park

Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:58:52 +0000

THE final phase of the transformation of one of Bexley’s parks is now underway.

CONSERVATION: Join a group and help care for Bexley's environment

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:48:46 +0000

Friends of Foots Cray Meadows has launched a new website. The Friends is a group of volunteers who work with Bexley Council and others to care for the meadows. Membership costs £4 a year per household. The new site at gives information and news about the meadows and about events taking place.

BEXLEY: Time to start feeding the birds

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:20:18 +0000

HOW to pamper your garden visitors was the theme of this year’s Feed the Birds Day at Hall Place in Bourne Road, Bexley.

BEXLEY: Looking for something to do this weekend?

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:32:34 +0000

The community conservation project Embrace the Wild! funded by the Big Lottery, is running a fungi foray in Lesnes Abbey Woods on Saturday (Nov13), led by a fungi expert .They will be looking for fungi in the woodland and hoping to beat the 70 species found last year. To book a place email All Bexley libraries sell caddy bags and garden waste sacks for recycling. Staff can also report missed bin collections and order replacement containers or arrange for bulky waste to be removed from private property.

BEXLEY: More accolades for borough's gardeners

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:50:05 +0000

HOT on the heels of its success in London in Bloom, Bexley’s collective green fingers have just scooped another top award.

BELVEDERE: Local children learn more about the marshes

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:33:03 +0000

IT was a voyage of discovery for children from four primary schools let loose on Erith Marshes.

BEXLEY: Entries for the borough's gardening competition are blooming

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 18:19:34 +0100

BEXLEY’S back gardens are the pride of the borough, if the Bexley in Bloom competition is anything to go by.

SIDCUP: Duggie inspires children over our amazing planet

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:28:00 +0100

PRIMARY school children played host to a variety of wild creatures including a skunk and a tarantula during an unusual day of entertainment.

NATURE: Lots of chances to get involved

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:22:42 +0100

The Friends of Foots Cray Meadows need volunteers to help with planting wildflower seeds around its new ponds, created to encourage water-loving wildlife and plants. Meet at the meadows’ wildlife and information centre off Rectory Lane, Foots Cray at 10am. Call 07874 217186 for details.

EMBRACE THE WILD!: More free opportunities to help the ancient woodland

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 14:26:12 +0100

A NOT-for profit company has won a grant from the Big Lottery to run conservation activities at one of Bexley’s most precious open spaces.