A greener borough

  • We will work with residents to deliver 20mph speed limits.
  • We will work with residents, MPs and councils to oppose the 3rd runway at Heathrow
  • We will work to reduce the council’s carbon footprint in the borough
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle will be a priority for the borough - we will a have targeted effort to improve recycling rates and make it easier for residents living in flats to recycle
  • Weekly doorstep collections of waste and recycling will continue unless you tell us you want a change
  • Empower residents to help make this borough cleaner, greener and safer through improved food and green waste collections
  • We will energetically fight fly-tipping
  • An air quality plan with ambitious targets and a commitment to reduce air pollution around our schools and parks
  • We will plant more trees and replace damaged and dying trees
  • Protect our parks and green spaces – we will support the creation of and any existing friends’ groups and we will work with residents to improve and protect biodiversity and access to our green spaces
  • We will give powers to traffic wardens to fine drivers who refuse to cut idling engines
  • We will consult on a range of measures to improve air quality in the borough including the introduction of a diesel surcharge on CPZ permits.
  • We will ensure that council owned offices and buildings are energy efficient and will tackle lights being left on at night
  • We will aim to become a plastic free borough by 2022