Posted tagged ‘environment’

Thriving scheme seeks more land | Norwich

July 14, 2010

A successful community allotment scheme in south Norwich needs more land and new premises.

The Grow-Our-Own project at Bluebell South Allotments, which provides a platform for sharing knowledge as well as tools, seeds and plants, has expanded from eight to 150 members.

South Norwich News reports that members now need to find new premises for a centre which will house a kitchen for cooking home-grown food and a space for other healthy activities, plus more land to grow fruit and vegetables.

You can find the original story via this link: Thriving scheme seeks more land | South Norwich News.

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New food growing space on Regents Canal | north London

July 12, 2010

A group of community gardeners has raised money to build a food growing space on top a tunnel over the Regents Canal.

Kings Cross Local Environment reports that the recently completed project is part of the Greener Islington and healthy communities’ initiative to promote allotments and community food growing.

You can find the original post via this link: New food growing space on Regents Canal |Kings Cross Local Environment

Boris buys us a Bois de Dalston

June 9, 2010

The low key launch of east London’s answer to Paris’s Bois de Boulogne was covered by Loving Dalston this week.

The blog reports that the fast-growing wood of birches and other native plants was funded by the London Development Agency.

You can read the original article via this link: Loving Dalston: BORIS BUYS US A BOIS DE DALSTON.

Does this shop support the regeneration of King’s Cross? | Islington

May 26, 2010

Balancing the needs of local residents and passers-by is a complicated issue for the planning system. A kebab shop at 2 York Way illustrates the dilemma for local residents.

You can read the original article by following this link:  Does this shop support the re-generation of King’s Cross? | Kings Cross Local Environment

Residents asked to play their part in keeping city clean and green | Stoke-on-Trent

May 4, 2010

A massive clean up operation involving over 500 people across Stoke-on-Trent has collected 47 tonnes of rubbish.

Pits n’ Pots reports that the two day clean  up at around 100 sites marks the start of a regular series of events to clean up the city.

The local council has asked residents to identify other areas that need cleaning and greening and is urging them to play their part by keeping the city clean.

You can read the original post via this link: Stoke-on-Trent Residents Asked To Play Their Part In Keeping City Clean & Green | Pits n Pots.

Community not involved in design concept for Kings Cross Square | north London

April 20, 2010

Local bloggers have hit out at the ‘mismanaged competition’ to select a designer for the square in front of Kings Cross station.

The lack of community input in the process has been highlighted by Kings Cross Local Environment following the selection of Stanton Williams as designers.

You can read the original post via this link: Community not involved in design concept for Kings Cross Square | Kings Cross Local Environment.

Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Leith

March 22, 2010

Leith locals are being urged to lobby councillors to ensure a new public realm policy covers areas outside Edinburgh City Centre.

Greener Leith claims that a focus on the city centre alone would reinforce the view held by many Leith residents that they live in a two tier city.

You can view the original post via Do we want a two-tier public realm? | Greener Leith.