Search

Environment

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Willesden Green teenager has launched a petition to have lights installed at skate park in a Harlesden park to encourage sporty youngsters and deter crime.

Brent's climate emergency declaration is nothing more than a "public relations stunt", according to a parliamentary candidate.

Communities across Brent are urging the council not to rip up and replace pavements which involve felling trees or cause the "destruction of conservation areas" at a time of climate emergencies.

Mourners are "shocked and horrified" that council chiefs are allowing healthy, ancient trees in Paddington Old Cemetery to be cut down.

Nine neighbourhoods in Brent are among the 10pc most 'deprived' in England, according to government figures.

Neighbours living in a conservation area in Mapesury have launched a petition to stop the "destruction" of their pavements.

Brent is among the top five boroughs in England for number of fly-tips reported, according to the latest government statistics.

Climate campaigners are inviting the community to its meeting in Queen's Park to discuss solutions to the borough's air pollution.

She's one of Brent's community champions, but Ghanaian-born barrister Awula Serwah isn't afraid of taking on environmental issues globally - she's playing a leading role in a campaign to stop the government in her homeland from allowing a building boom in Accra to destroy the city's parks and gardens.

One of the UK's largest outdoor swimming pools was rediscovered in Northwick Park last month after a tip-off from a former swimmer led staff at a nearby hospital to investigate what happened to the famous bathing spot.

A Kensal Green father has used his semi-retirement to take on the issue of Brent's pension funds being invested in fossil fuel companies.

Brent Council has announced it will follow the lead of Camden and hold a Climate Assembly to hear residents' views and ideas about the climate emergency.

Green-fingered kids at a Kensal Green primary school have been doing their bit for the planet by growing their own food for school lunches and building their own wormery for composting waste.

A cinema manager, a retired police officer and a psychotherapist are among the Brent climate rebels who helped bring the inner-city to a standstill earlier this month. Members of XR Brent told Freya Pickford who they are and what made them get involved.

Brent's environment chief has admitted there is "more we can and must do" when it comes to tacking climate change consequences in the borough.

Brent ranks among London's worst local authorities for the number of residents who choose to walk and cycle - and campaigners say it's partly because the roads are so dangerous.

People are in denial about pollution in Brent simply because they can't see it, claim campaigners.

A climber, campaigner and dad who has quite literally been shouting about Brent's dirty air from the mountaintops is urging motorists to switch off their engines at traffic lights and while stuck in queues.

Architects will meet next week to draw up plans on how to drastically cut the built environment's carbon footprint.

Fifty members of Extinction Rebellion Brent, including a former police officer, a retired firefighter and a doctor, spent last week protesting against the government's perceived lack of action on climate change.

Polluting traffic was banished and children encouraged to play freely in eight Brent streets as the council took part in the World Car-Free Day.

Brent's environmental activists, politicians, trade unionists, students and council staff held a rally in Wembley Park this morning in solidarity with the global climate strike.

The Lexi is on a mission to raise half a million pounds, now that plans for a second screen have been given the go-ahead by Brent Council.

Should tackling climate change come at the expense of your job?

The busy Kensal Corridor thoroughfare will be getting a makeover, after investment by Transport for London and Brent Council.

Street food vendors have said they are struggling at a Wembley Park food mall and warned several are "on the brink of shutting" in the first year.

A library campaigner is calling out for a new location for bright colourful murals in Wembley Central which must make way for housing.

Roe Green neighbours have received a four-figure compensation payout after winning a fierce three-year battle to stop floodlit football pitches in their village.

Environment campaigners say plans for the Kensal Corridor fail to address bus numbers and soaring pollution in Kensal Rise.

Neighbours are at their wits' end in Willesden as the scourge of fly-tipping on their L-shaped street appears to be never ending.

A Kensal Rise community is calling on council and transport chiefs to take urgent action over "off the scale" illegal pollution levels outside their local supermarket.

Budding photographers with an eye for Brent's bountiful wildlife are encouraged to send in their snaps and win a prize.

Two female leaders are sharing their insights at a free talk in Willesden centred on climate change and politics.

Brent environmental campaigners joined an army of activists who descended on Parliament to demand action on climate change before it's too late.

Bin bags made from potato peels are to be piloted in Wembley in an initiative believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Almost half of "non-emergency" potholes across Brent weren't repaired on time last year, according to a council report.

An 'armchair bandit' from Dollis Hill has been fined more than £2,000 after being caught in the act dumping his furniture on a pavement.

Climate campaigners against investment in fossil fuels took their protest directly to a Barclays bank in Wembley.

A bee corridor will bring a burst of colour to Brent's parks this summer and provide food for pollinating insects.

A disabled lecturer who has been living with a mice infestation for 17 years in his Harlesden home is pleading with his housing association to move him.

The familiar site of discarded chewing gum at suburban Tube stations is likely to remain - as transport chiefs admit defeat in ending the scourge.

Neighbours in Kilburn have slammed Brent's contractors who fail to empty their bins or leave a trail of rubbish behind when they do.

Councillors across Brent and Barnet were united in their anger at not being told of an exhibition outlining plans for a station in Brent Cross.

Harlesden and Neasden are home to three of Britain's 10 worst polluted areas, a new index of toxic air shows.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Does your family have what it takes to capture the funniest family festive photo in town?

Discover new passions, build new memories and gain back independence with the help of an engaging, professional team that considers your wellbeing.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read Kilburn News

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now