"Free The Trees!" – St Asaph Road SE4

Who'd have thought that a few hours spent with a bolt-cutter, secateurs, saws and a gaggle of hardy Street Trees for Living committee members on St Asaph's Road SE4 would be so much fun! Man with a mission!For years, the trees along this busy Brockley thoroughfare have had to contend with pavement parking and (for those left ...

Fortress Ashby Mews

The gates go inRecently, a metal gate appeared without warning across the northern entrance to Ashby Mews.This entrance to the mews has been cursed by constant fly-tipping over the years and the gates are a defense measure installed by residents.I bow to no-one in my hatred for rubbish and fly-tipping and I can imagine how infuriating ...

Lewisham switches to fortnightly black bin collection

Lewisham Council writes:​From June there will be big changes to rubbish and recycling collections.Free food waste collectionsAnyone who currently has their own rubbish and recycling wheelie bins (mostly those who live in a house or a flat in a converted house) will get:a small food waste bin to go alongside their other binsa smaller kitchen ...

Man of Action

“If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.”- Robert SouthHeroism must be recognised. Jenny writes:My nine year old son organised a litter collection on Arica Road. We had been away for a while and our front looked a mess so I cleared it ...

Boost recycling in Hilly Fields

Chris has launched a petition to persuade Lewisham Council to improve recycling rates in Hilly Fields. He writes:Lewisham council has a terrible reputation for recycling. This is worse in its parks where the council no longer even separates waste for recycling. There are not enough bins already and they are not emptied often enough.We need ...

Stygian Dump

The Tressillian Road railway bridge has become the new favourite haunt for opportunistic fly-tippers. Kasia, who sent the photo, says that nighttime furniture and appliance dumping is becoming a regular occurrence at this spot.

Council plans changes to rubbish collection

Joe has pointed me towards the SE23 forum, which has a discussion about the Council's plans to change refuse collection policiesThe Council needs to deliver cost savings and is under pressure to improve its relatively poor recycling rate.Following the recent public consultation "Let's Talk Rubbish", officers have recommended that the Mayor should:1. Introduce a subscription service for ...

Lewisham plans big changes to waste collection

Lewisham Council has launched a consultation to reduce the cost of its waste collection and increase recycling rates - while adding to the number of bins on our pavements and in our front gardens. They write:Lewisham Council has launched a consultation on changes to waste and recycling services that would affect around 80,000 properties across ...

More volunteers and bins needed in fox war

Volunteers are collecting so much rubbish we are overfilling the bins, proving that Lewisham council needs to put in more bins. We only started a week ago. On Saturday night (22 August), the single bin we use was already full from Friday and the cafe’s rubbish from Saturday. Bin already full Saturday evening Volunteers collected ...

Volunteers empty bins before foxes spread rubbish

Morning park users will have seen rubbish strewn by foxes who pull bagged waste from open bins in search for food scraps. The first volunteers have begun emptying the bins just before dark to try to prevent this. More volunteers are needed. Saturday 15 August was the first night. Two volunteers started at the Bowling ...