News in brief: Eco bomb shelter, beating crime and new school plan

Visit to see charity staff DELEGATES from around the world visited a charity which is campaigning to recycle unwanted office furniture and divert recyclable material from landfill sites. Green Works, an environmental charity and social enterprise,

Visit to see charity staff

DELEGATES from around the world visited a charity which is campaigning to recycle unwanted office furniture and divert recyclable material from landfill sites.

Green Works, an environmental charity and social enterprise, welcomed representatives of a worldwide climate change group to its warehouse in Park Royal, Wembley, recently showing them the initiatives it uses to reduce the environmental impact of office furniture waste.

The delegates from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group were visiting the city for the Mayor of London's Waste Workshop, which explored how the city can recycle its resources.


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Green Works removes and recycles office furniture and equipment on an industrial scale, as well as transporting second-hand office furniture to schools in Africa in need of such equipment.

Beating crime

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DETECTIVES and the council are continuing to crack down on anti-social behaviour with the continuation of a group dispersal zone.

The group dispersal order in Brompton ward, Kensington, has been extended for a further six months.

The zone has been operating since last April following complaints from residents and businesses of aggressive begging and anti-social behaviour.

The powers have led to two arrests, 214 people being banned from the area for 24 hours, and five Anti-social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) for the most prolific offenders.

First class move

A NEW primary school could be built after council chiefs gave the thumbs up to plans for outline planning permission.

Kensington and Chelsea's Cabinet approved the plans for the establishment of a new primary school in Warwick Road, Earl's Court, subject to a Section 106 planning agreement.

Berkeley Homes, the developer of the St Charles House site on Warwick Road, has offered to provide the site for the new school together with �6 million towards the capital costs of the building.

The cabinet has approved funds to develop detailed designs for the school and meet capital costs over and above the �6m provided by Berkeley Homes. It will also ask for the Secretary of State's consent to enter the competition to run the school.

Supermarket relaunched

KIDS got involved in a starry ribbon-cutting ceremony for the relaunch of a supermarket.

Pupils from St Agnes RC Primary School in Thorverton Road, Cricklewood, officially opened the Co-operative store in Cricklewood Lane, Cricklewood, formerly a Somerfield store, after the Co-operative Group acquired the chain last year.

Students were presented with a donation of �200 for school funds by store manager, Jey Chandran to mark the occasion.

Bomb shelter to go green

A First world war bomb shelter has been given an eco facelift in the fight to lower a borough's carbon footprint.

The eco-shed, in Godolphin Road Community Garden, Shepherd's Bush, is made from sustainable wood, insulated with recycled newspapers and has a rubble roof to attract wildlife.

But while the shed, built by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, was built with basic materials, it contains all the mod cons, including a fully equipped and powered kitchen and toilet.

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