September 2016 Blog Posts (6)

Stand up to Racism and Fascism

Dean Ryan from Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism spoke at our AGM last night about the importance of local networks which can respond and show solidarity when incidents occur.  This is particularly important with the recent rise in incidents.  

You can show solidarity by liking the Hackney group's Facebook page at Hackney Stand up to Racism and Fascism and…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on September 29, 2016 at 10:02 — No Comments

Greener Hackney or a Green Light for Cars?

Anyone who has followed Save Lea Marshes in the last few years will be aware of our campaign against the planned cricket pavilion for Hackney Marshes, a design which involves building on green space in order to accommodate a large car park on North Marsh.

During our campaign, which led to a public inquiry, evidence was coming to light of the damaging effect of air pollution on Londoners, especially children. Exposure to air pollution stunts lung growth and even impairs children’s…

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Added by Save Lea Marshes on September 26, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'

Over 80% of construction sites 'never inspected for health and safety'

 

Government cuts to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have hobbled its ability to enforce regulations that save workers' lives, and…

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Added by Richard Payne on September 19, 2016 at 21:18 — No Comments

Pears and toads

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Went to the Growing Kitchen garden yesterday to check whether the pears were ripe. Tasted a couple - so good! Then realised the grass was moving around my feet and saw baby toads moving away from where I'd disturbed them. Carefully retraced my steps and on closer inspection realised they were in different…

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Added by Esther Adelman on September 19, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

Carder bee nest in orchard

Whilst mowing the Wenlock Orchard last week, we realised we had mown over the top of our first carder bee nest :-( We put some more dried grass cuttings around and went to check on it yesterday. They have recovered well and were flying in and out happily. What a relief?! 

We've left some areas with long grass still and the wild rocket continues to flower, covered with hoverflies and bees. Lovely to see. 

Added by Esther Adelman on September 19, 2016 at 11:29 — No Comments

Cycle To Work for the first time with LCC London BikeTubes – 14 September 2016

London Cycling Campaign are organising "Bike Tubes": organised rides to work for new cyclists:

http://lcc.org.uk/pages/london-biketubes-2016

One is leaving from London Fields Station at 07:30 to Farringdon via Old St.

Added by Dave Lukes on September 8, 2016 at 18:32 — No Comments

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