Saturday 21 November 2009

Waltham Forest council acts on climate change

(Above) Where Walthamstow meets Highams Park. The A 406.

The Climate Change Strategy sets out an action plan to reduce the borough’s CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. A target of this size is now becoming widely accepted as necessary to have any chance of avoiding the more serious effects of climate change.

Achieving the 80% reduction target will require immediate and sustained action by everyone in Waltham Forest

So, as a first step to meeting its target:

THE council is dropping parking charges at six of its car parks for two hours every Saturday in the run up to Christmas in a bid to attract shoppers.

Waltham Forest Council's Leader, Cllr Chris Robbins, said: "We want to get people into our town centres and this is one way of making that happen.”

(above) Would you prefer to use the cycle stand by the rubbish bin or the broken one that lifts out of the ground? Cycle parking provision in the Town Square, Walthamstow.

(below) Yet another lamp post blazes away in daylight in central Walthamstow.