A greener borough

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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

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