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We are seeking a Communications and Promotions Officer for our exciting GoParksLondon project. You will be part of a major new project promoting London's parks and the friends groups who are so important to making them great places to be. The job is offered part time 2 days per week for 12 months with potential to extend for a further 18 months. Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a CV and covering letter addressing the Person Specification by midnight on Tuesday 29 October. Interviews will be held in week commencing 4 November. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are seeking a Communications and Promotions Officer for our exciting GoParksLondon project. You will be part of a major new project promoting London's parks and the friends groups who are so important to making them great places to be. The job is offered part time 2 days per week for 12 months with potential to extend for a further 18 months. Please apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a CV and covering letter addressing the Person Specification by midnight on Tuesday 29 October. Interviews will be held in week commencing 4 November. We look forward to hearing from you!

Plans to build over 125 hectares of Green Belt unnecessary and unjustified, and will cause appalling congestion and pollution, say campaigners

Campaigners at CPRE London (1) have responded to the London Borough of Hounslow’s West of Borough Regulation 19 Consultation (2) which closes today 24 September 2019.

Alice Roberts of CPRE said: “London is incredibly lucky to have Green Belt – it has saved us from even more appalling traffic and pollution which is the most serious impact of urban sprawl. Building on these huge areas of Green Belt would lead to increased traffic and pollution in an area already beset by major air quality and congestion issues.

“Our Green Belt is also protecting our countryside, sites needed for sports and recreation and our top grade agricultural land - vital for our food security. And it is also keeping our temperature under control, managing increasing flood and heavy rainfall events and providing important habitat: many of the sites proposed for development are also Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (known as SINCs).

We have been encouraging discussion over the issue of public access to land in London.  At our AGM in May, 2019 we hosted a debate about whether we need an urban 'right to roam' with leading access campaigners.  The Mayor of London is working on a 'Public London Charter' to 'set out the rights and responsibilities for the users, owners and managers of public spaces irrespective of ownership' which is to be issued alongside the final London Plan in 2020.

Monday, 19 August 2019 15:27

Green Clean of Bow Back Rivers

Join us and volunteers from the Friends of Bow Back Rivers to help 'green clean' litter hotspots around the tributaries of the River Lea near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  We will be meeting at 9.30am on Sunday 22 September at the View Tube on the Greenway, E15 2PJ (nearest station Pudding Mill Lane). Sign up here  or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 7253 0300.

We have submitted a letter to Southwark Council objecting to an application to redevelop Dulwich Hamlet Football Stadium and its impact on precious Metropolitan Open Land at Greendale.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:44

Create a Tree Trail in your park

An EXCITING OFFER for London Parks Friends Groups to create a TiCL Tree Trail for your park free of charge! Brought to you by TiCLme & GoParksLondon.
 
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:34

August Green London eBulletin

The latest issue of our Green London eBulletin with planning and environmental news from across London including the designation of a new nature reserve in south London, the National Park City summit, our #goparks London initiative, and developments in the boroughs - essential summer reading!

CPRE London responded to the Kingston Local Plan consultation in July 2019 raising concerns about indications that the Borough may be considering allocating protected Green Belt and/or Metropolitan Open Land for development. 

According to CPRE research the average density assumption on brownfield register sites in 2018 was 41 dwellings per hectare. This report shows why doubling that should be within the realms of possibility for all authorities across England and why it might in fact be preferable to building at low density. In fact, most developments could be planned at 100 dwellings per hectare or more.

On a related issue, also attached are the figures for each local authority in England for households without a car or van. This is shown to demonstrate that space does not need to be allocated for parking in all developments. Households which do not have access to a car (often older people, younger people or people on low incomes) maybe be better supported with high density urban developments which can support shops and services while reducing the need to travel. Though this data is from the 2011 Census, it is a useful reminder that in many parts of England, upwards of one third of households do not own a car or van and in Inner London this figure is nearer two thirds. 

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