Liberal Democrats will put the environment back at the heart of local decision-making.
When we ran the borough, we were the greenest local authority in London.
► 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