Everyone enjoys our green spaces, and benefits from a healthy environment as we work to protect and improve our local environment.
Preservation of our award-winning green spaces
We will establish a new Greening Fund to support the work of local community groups protecting and enhancing our green spaces.
Increased use of environmentally friendly transport options
We will work with TfL to provide a new segregated cycle route connecting Downham to Deptford.
We will provide secure cycle storage in every neighbourhood.
We will promote cycling through our own bike-loan scheme and dockless bike hire schemes.
We will support extending the Ultra-Low Emission Zone so that it covers the borough and the whole of London.
We will increase the amount of electric vehicle charging points, and develop opportunities for local business owners to access discounted electric vehicles.
We will work with parents and schools to encourage children to walk, cycle and scoot to school away from main roads.
We will intervene to protect our most polluted playgrounds, building on our anti-idling programme to reduce emissions in the vicinity of our schools.
We will continue to campaign for more low-emission buses throughout our borough.
We will work with TfL to extend the Bakerloo line.
We will support local groups fighting to hold private rail companies to account
Better care for our local environment and the planet
We will address the barriers that are stopping residents disposing of household waste responsibly.
We will work with the police to target professional flytippers with prosecution.
We will maximise opportunities for energy efficiency in all council buildings and new developments.
We will explore working with publicly owned not-for- profit energy suppliers that do not penalise poorer residents using pre-pay meters.
We will ban single-use plastics from Council buildings
We will provide water fountains in parks and public spaces to reduce plastic waste.
We will continue to support moving the Council’s pension fund away from fossil fuels-linked investments, in line with our fiduciary duties. This is in response to climate change and to protect our investments from volatile energy markets.