Smart Communities promoting Energy checks at the Sunray and Egmont Residents Association (SERA)

Our Smart Communities team took part in an event in South West London on Sunday the 2nd of November, at the SERA (Sunray and Egmont Residents Association). People from the residents association and local authorities were discussing about infrastructures, planning, services and safety of the neighbourhood and private house maintenance. On this occasion Smart communities set Read more about Smart Communities promoting Energy checks at the Sunray and Egmont Residents Association (SERA)[…]

Solar Panel Electricity Systems

Produce cheap and clean electricity from sunlight and GET PAID Electricity prices have increased by roughly 7% every year for more than a decade. The demand for electricity has also grown substantially over the past few years. The residential sector is largely responsible for this increase. Solar panel systems can be designed so that a household’s electricity demand is wholly Read more about Solar Panel Electricity Systems[…]

The Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow Project Open Day, Sept 2014

On Saturday, the Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow projects’ Open Day took place in Marble Hill Park. Twickenham. Although not quite the sunny day hoped for, the grey sky didn’t deter people away. The volunteers had worked hard in preparing the garden for it. The open day was part of capital growth’s Edible Open Gardens Day. Read more about The Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow Project Open Day, Sept 2014[…]

The Tidal Stretch Sponsored Walk

In December 2012 SWLEN helped local not-for-profit organisation Ham Hydro Community Interest Company to organise The Tidal Stretch a sponsored walk from the Thames Barrier to Teddington Lock.  Ham Hydro team members and friends walked the 31 miles from the Thames Barrier to Teddington Lock on Saturday 1stDecember. SWLEN staff and volunteers acted as stewards. SWLEN set Read more about The Tidal Stretch Sponsored Walk[…]

Tour of Beverly Brook Restoration Project, Richmond Park with Julia Balfour

Richmond Biodiversity Partnership (RBP) Tour of the Beverly Brook Restoration Project with Julia Balfour, Friday 4th December 2015.   Representatives from 10 different environmental organisations came on this tour specially organised for the RBP, including Historic Royal Palaces, The Conservation Volunteers, Friends of the River Crane Environment, Friends of Barnes Common, the Environment Trust, Glendale’s Nature’s Read more about Tour of Beverly Brook Restoration Project, Richmond Park with Julia Balfour[…]

Tour of the River Crane with FORCE in May 2016

SWLEN regularly organises tours and visit of green spaces in Richmond Borough, especially for other Friends Groups and members of the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership, so we learn first hand how a Friends Group runs, and we can share ideas, practices, ways of doing and problems. Friends of the River Crane Environment – FORCE – formed in Read more about Tour of the River Crane with FORCE in May 2016[…]

Trip to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

On Friday 18th March 2016, SWLEN organised a tour to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Mile End, East London for Friends groups from Richmond Borough. The trip was an initiative to see the work of another very successful and well established group managing a large green space in East London with similar circumstances to many Read more about Trip to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park[…]

Restarting Tooting: A visit to Transition Town Tooting’s Restart Project event

Yesterday I was witness to an inspiring event, a Restart Project drop-in event organised by Transition Town Tooting. If you haven’t come across Restart Project, they are a charity ‘taking local action to prevent electronic waste through hands-on, learning events where we help people fix their own electronics – and help others to do the Read more about Restarting Tooting: A visit to Transition Town Tooting’s Restart Project event[…]