Our Streets enewsletter December 2019
Published: 30 Dec 2019
People power gets us noticed!
The Neighbourhood Engagement and Education Team have been shortlisted for a national award by Keep Britain Tidy. In our award submission, we talked about how our residents have been changing the story of their neighbourhood using the tools we're providing to:
- create community gardens
- plant bulbs
- adopt tree pits
- plant public trees
- joining the 'Bloomin' Businesses' scheme
It's been an amazing first year for our team, and we'd love to say a big thank you for getting involved. What will we achieve together in 2020?
Epic plan for 2020
The latest edition of Redbridge Life features a full page, pull out and keep calendar to help you make easy environmentally friendly wins.
Each month our team will have a special focus, in line with the Go Green in 2020 calendar, and will be running events and campaigns to help you learn more and make small changes which will result in big differences.
Litter locked up
Local residents in Barkingside have taken charge of their shared private land and banished littering and fly-tipping.
Tired of clearing up other people's anti social mess, they have worked with the Redbridge Enforcement Officers and Neighbourhood Engagement and Education Officers to clean up their rear alley and to install a smart pair of gates to prevent rubbish being dumped anymore.
If you'd like to achieve a similar result with your neighbours but don't know where to start, we're here to help.
Jingle, jingle, recycle!
Redbridge Civic Services, our in house waste collection team, will be collecting Christmas trees for free for 2 weeks in January. Simply leave your tree out for collection between 13 and 24 January 2020 and we will do the rest. Please ensure all decorations are removed and the tree is placed at the boundary of your property and is clearly visible from the highway.
Find out about all our recycling services.
Are you sitting comfortably?
January is an ideal time for a clear out to get your new year kick started. TCL Reuse and The British Heart Foundation both collect pre loved, reusable furniture for free and you can also book a bulky waste collection.
Trees make our streets look so much more attractive and drastically improve the air we breathe as they trap carbon and release oxygen.
We've had an amazing National Tree Week, in fact ours was a fortnight as we couldn't squeeze all our planting into one week!
We've planted 300 trees across the borough. There is a diverse mix of tree species already in the borough and this year we have expanded the range and planted 3 new species consisting of Carolina Silver bell, Amur Cork Tree and the Persian Ironwood.
We've also had the privilege of planting 50 trees across 9 schools and 3 public sites. An amazing two weeks, and looking forward to next year's National Tree Week already!
Date for your diary!
Will you join in the Great British Spring clean 2020 from 20 March to 13 April? Last year we had a brilliant time with litter picks, community picnics and school competitions.
Save the date, and watch this space for our 2020 campaign and plan to join in!