Friday, February 15, 2019

Green campaigners have urged the council to declare a climate emergency.

Customers are being encouraged to bring back their non-recyclable plastic packaging so it can be made into items like playground equipment and furniture.

United Kingdom

A flytip including 20 bags of illegally dumped waste has been caught on CCTV.

Newham Council

Calls are being made for morning flights to start 30 minutes later from London City Airport following a new report into aircraft noise levels.

Green Party

Eight Greenpeace activists spent two hours at a disused Ford lot clearing rubbish scattered around the site.


More than a third of Newham’s residents don’t know what they can recycle, a survey has shown.

When the needles start dropping like rain it’s probably time to think about saying goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.

Newham’s MPs have revealed they both plan to vote against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Fatbergs have caused almost 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Green-fingered staff and volunteers are set to plant 1,250 new shrubs in West Ham Park.

Households have been urged to recycle with more care as countries dealing with our rubbish get tough on waste.

Newham will start providing free bulky waste collections.

A fractured gas mains caused traffic congestion when an area next to Gallions Reach shopping centre in Beckton had to be sealed off.

A student at East London University has become the 100th person to take up an apprenticeship on the massive Thames Tideway tunnel project.

Unwanted furniture, fridges and other large household rubbish items could soon be collected for free if drastic plans to help stop fly-tipping in Newham are approved.

The Green Party has announced who will be battling for votes in the Boleyn ward by-election.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

Community groups have been invited to turn the city green with up to £5,000 up for grabs.

A mobile junk clearance company covering east London has opened.

Flytippers need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Newham is the second worst borough in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

Today marks the beginning of Love Parks Week in Newham.

A primary school in Beckton opened an ‘edible garden’ last week.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Nature lovers will have more space to explore thanks to an extension to West Ham Park’s wildlife garden.

Protestors are planning to target oil giant Shell’s event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend by playing a game of dodgeball outside the event.

Campaigners have warned recycling targets will be missed if the council doesn’t get more government money as figures show Newham has the lowest rate in the capital.

Newham will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Two Newham schools are receiving funding to implement measures to tackle air pollution, following audits assessing how environmentally friendly they are.

An art collective is teaching people in Plaistow and Canning Town how to make sculptures out of recycled materials.

The bulky waste charge has come under fire after Newham was named one of the worst places in the country for fly-tipping.

Do you know someone who is fly-tipping in Newham?

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local election to protect the borough’s parks.

A campaign to provide sustainable food in schools is offering £40,000 worth of grants to children in Newham.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Newham’s Conservative mayoral candidate said she’ll reduce energy bills by £200 per year if she’s elected.

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.


This is Nicole Schnappauf. She is the curriculum programme manager and teacher of mathematics. Find out her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc.

Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

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