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Our thermal imaging group has been out and about 

24 Feb 18

MHSG’s Thermal Imaging Group has been out and about surveying local homes to detect heat leaks.


Hyperlocal
Daffodil Day celebration 

23 Feb 18

Winter Social…


Schools blog
Deputy Head of Sixth Form 

23 Feb 18

The City Academy, Hackney Deputy Head of Sixth Form (Inner London Pay Spine + TLR2b, plus performance related bonuses and other benefits) This exciting and challenging post requires an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic individual…


Blog
The Abbey Gardens AGM 

22 Feb 18

Our Annual General Meeting will be on  Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm at The Bowling Club, Stratford Park, London E15 .


FOI
Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

22 Feb 18

Request sent to Tower Hamlets Borough Council by A R Shaw on 22 February 2018 .


Blog
Sign up to be Litter Heroes with Thames21’s events for Great British Spring Clean 

21 Feb 18

Thames21 and our volunteer groups are giving you the chance to get involved with the Great British Spring Clean , which runs from March 2-4 – so why not join in? As part of the national campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy, in which people are …


Schools blog
Spotlight on… Environment Committee 

21 Feb 18

IN THIS EDITION OF “SPOTLIGHT ON” WE CHECK IN ON THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE…


News
Boats stopped in bid to halt spread of River Lea oil spill 

20 Feb 18

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.


News
River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 

20 Feb 18

River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 27 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a …


News
River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 

20 Feb 18

Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the Lea.


Event
Beginners Mosaic Art Class 

19 Feb 18

Mosaic Art Class – Beginners Saturday February 24th 2018 2pm to 5pm Muswell Hill Methodist Centre, 28 Pages Lane, N10 1PP Children aged 8+ welcome with a parent Come and learn the ancient and easy Art of Mosaic, in a relaxed and supportive …


GLA
Environment Committee – Water issues 

19 Feb 18

Environment Committee – Water issues The Environment Committee will discuss water management in the capital, including blockages in the sewer system caused by non-flushable products and ‘fatbergs’, balancing London’s future…


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 21 February 

19 Feb 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Our response to the LVRPA’s draft Biodiversity Action Plan 

18 Feb 18

Since its inception, Save Lea Marshes has banged on the LVRPA’s door and asked to join conversations about how the marshes are managed.


Blog
Friends fly the flag at St Gabriel’s 

17 Feb 18

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands had a stall at today’s (17 February 2018) coffee morning in St Gabriel’s Church, Aldersbrook.


Outdoors
In which my new camera is broken 

17 Feb 18

I went out birding today.


Hyperlocal
Walthamstow Garden Party 2018 

17 Feb 18

The Barbican and the LBWF will be organising the Garden Party in Lloyd Park once again Make a note of these dates and come along to the park for a great day out for all the family Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th July 2018 4th Year of the …


News
Environment chiefs battle to contain oil spill in River Lea as boaters fear for their health 

16 Feb 18

Environment chiefs battle to contain oil spill in River Lea as boaters fear for their health 40 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> Environment chiefs are struggling to contain a crude oil spillage that has been spreading down the River Lea through …


News
Environment chiefs battle to contain oil spill in River Lea as boaters fear for their health 

16 Feb 18

Environment chiefs are struggling to contain a crude oil spillage that has been spreading down the River Lea through Hackney since Sunday.


Blog politics
One step closer to Old Street’s transformation 

16 Feb 18

Islington Labour has been campaigning for years for the removal of the dangerous Old Street Gyratory and had repeatedly called on the previous Mayor of London and TfL to prioritise funding towards the transformation of Old Street.


Blog
Electric/Plug in Hybrid Car charger 

15 Feb 18

It is coming to that time again where we are looking at replacing our car and because I would like to do my bit for the environment  (and of course there are discounts given by various government departments) I’ve been looking at plug-in hybrids…


Blog
Alan Cornish 1940-2018 

14 Feb 18

Alan Cornish, for several decades a leading figure in the campaign for Wanstead Park, sadly died this morning (14 February 2018).


Outdoors
Fond memories 

13 Feb 18

There is a trend afoot in blogging circles at the moment to relive past glories.


Blog
February Open Day 

13 Feb 18

Sunday 25 February, Hawkwood Nursery   9.45-1 Seasonal Blitz morning: our weekend volunteering opportunity, join us at 9.45 for a 10am-1pm session.


Outdoors
We’re all going on a gull hunt 

12 Feb 18

Yesterday Dante found a Ring-billed Gull on the Thames, a pukka adult.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 14 February 

12 Feb 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Outdoors
Let’s go fly a kite 

11 Feb 18

No really, that’s what we did, we flew a kite, and it’s all because of Blue Planet II.


Blog
International Day of Women and Girls in Science – a day in the life 

11 Feb 18

By Rosie Nelson, Community Modelling Officer at Thames21 Rosie shares her enthusiasm for her role to help mark the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science I’m an environmental scientist with the rather elusive job title of ‘…


Hyperlocal
Local Election 3rd May 2018 

10 Feb 18

London Friends of Greenspaces Network Did you know there are 500 Friends of Parks groups in London? The Friends of Lloyd Park meets these and other groups several times a year, at the London Friends of Greenspaces Network  who are preparing for the…


Blog
Warning – Incoming Scam Call Claiming to be from Virgin Media 

10 Feb 18

This morning I was surprised to received a call from someone with an Indian accent, evidently speaking from an environment that sounded like a call centre.


Outdoors
Wanstead not Birder 

9 Feb 18

I have not raised binoculars to my eyes for about ten days now.


Outdoors
What happened to our money? 

8 Feb 18

Following the takeover of Leyton Marsh by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the construction of the absurd and rarely used temporary basketball arena, which was vigorously opposed by members of the local community and resulted in the creation …


Outdoors
Lee Valley Park Farms reopens for February half term with special Conservation Week event 

8 Feb 18

Event: Conservation Week at Lee Valley Park Farms  Date: Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2018  Time: 10:00 – 17:00  Price: 10 Standard Entry for Adults, Children (2 17 years) and Concessions (senior citizen or registered disabled); FREE …


Outdoors
Torn 

7 Feb 18

As a keen patch birder I like nothing more than a really cold snap to shake things up a bit.


Outdoors
Some Numbers about some Words 

6 Feb 18

A recent correspondent intrigued me recently in a comment left about the million hits.


Hyperlocal
School Streets scheme spreads to two more Hackney schools 

6 Feb 18

Dianne Abbott visiting Millfields Primary talking Hackney School Street scheme pic: Ayo Sanusi Dianne Abbot, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, visited children at Millfields Primary to mark their launch of the Hackney School Streets scheme, …


Outdoors
Rare native goats find pastures new in River Lee Country Park 

6 Feb 18

A group of endangered Old English Goats moved into Cheshunt Marsh last week in the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park to help improve the area for a range of important wildlife.


Outdoors
The Brick Pit Bruiser: Great Black-backed Gull 

6 Feb 18

During the winter months, you can find several hundred gulls on the Wanstead Flats.


News
Waste authority urges shoppers: ‘Ditch plastic bags to help save environment’ 

5 Feb 18

People in Waltham Forest are being encouraged to ditch plastic bags to do their part to save the environment.


Blog
What’s in the bags this week – 7 February 

5 Feb 18

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Hyperlocal
Enough electricity for 113,000 cups of tea! 

4 Feb 18

In November 2017, en10ergy – the community energy society set up by MHSG in 2009, installed over 200 solar panels on the roof of Woodside High School in Wood Green.


Outdoors
Only 800,000 of these are me 

4 Feb 18

My blog counter recently passed a million hits.


Outdoors
Goldeneye down the river 

3 Feb 18

It has drizzled with winter rain almost all day.


Blog
Hardy perennials 

3 Feb 18

It takes hardy gardeners to rock up on a cold, rainy Sunday to help get the garden ready for Spring.


Outdoors
January Pace II 

1 Feb 18

January has passed at a million miles an hour.


Blog
New scheme launches to rewild Thamesmead’s canals: prizes to be won 

1 Feb 18

Date of release: 1 February 2018 Thamesmead residents are being given the chance to create five new green nature spots along the area’s canals.


Outdoors
Fairy dust 

31 Jan 18

Hot news from Chateau L – there is a possibility that the magic fairy may return, at least on a part time basis.


News
Boiling lobsters and crabs ‘should be banned’ says Crustacean Compassion 

31 Jan 18

Studies have shown that lobsters and crabs feel pain (Picture: Getty Images) Activists are urging the Government to ban people from boiling lobsters and crabs alive.


Blog
Plastic-free parenting hacks: wet wipes 

31 Jan 18

By Karline McCawley – Education Officer at Thames21 New parent Karli is experimenting with reusable wet wipes in a bid to reduce her baby’s footprint live more sustainably Baby poo.


Guild
Trade in 2018:  where politics and economics collide…. 

30 Jan 18

For example, the WTO bases its forecasts on volumes rather than values…







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