Greenwich

A Greener Future for Royal Greenwich

Published Thursday, 25 August 2016

Residents can voice their opinions about environmental issues at four public meetings to be held across the Royal Borough in September.

The Council is running a series of consultation events on its Greener Greenwich Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan which were both launched last month.

The meetings will take place at venues in Thamesmead, Woolwich, Eltham and Greenwich between 5 and 22 September.

The Greener Greenwich Strategy outlines the action the Council is taking to safeguard communities and the environment by reducing the impact of air pollution and climate change in Royal Greenwich.

The Council also wants to help residents, businesses and local organisations make their own positive contributions to implementing a more sustainable future.

Local people are being urged to come along to the meetings and have their say on the range of proposals contained in the Strategy. These include using alternative low carbon energy supplies, making homes more energy efficient, modifying travel, improving waste systems, enhancing the natural environment and securing high environmental standards for new developments.

The Council is also seeking views on its Air Quality Action Plan which outlines proposed measures to monitor and improve air quality in the Royal Borough.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainability, Cllr Danny Thorpe said: "The Council is committed to meeting the challenges of reducing emissions and combating the causes of climate change."

"By pushing forward with our Greener Greenwich Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, we will do everything within our power to make a difference while delivering the best possible deal for taxpayers."

"Working with and for residents and businesses is central to this success, which is why we are asking local people to come along to next month’s meetings and have their say on our proposals."

Details of the four events are as follows:

  • Eltham - 12 September, 11.30am to 12.30pm at The Eltham Centre, 2 Archery Rd, London SE9
  • Greenwich - 22 September, 7.30pm to 8.30pm at The Greenwich Centre, 12 Lambarde Square, London SE10 9HB.
  • Thamesmead - 5 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Broadwater Village Hall, 1c Goosander Way, West Thamesmead, SE28 0ER
  • Woolwich - 7 September, 7.30pm to 8.30pm at The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington St, London SE18 6HQ

There is no need to register to attend an event – everyone can just arrive on time and have a say.

For further information about the consultations, visit www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/haveyoursay

The deadline to submit views on these consultations has been extended to 30 September.

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