December 2014 data is now available on SafeStats:
November 2014 data is now available on SafeStats:
This week started with a bang. Ok, well technically it didn't, but the discovery of an unexploded World War 2 bomb in Bermondsey on Monday morning casued a lot of work for our partners as well as causing disruption to local residents and businesses.
2015 looks set to be a landmark year for solar PV in the UK. The cost of solar panels has fallen 60% in four years and today’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) offer rates of return similar to those available in 2011.
Low risk, combined with strong returns, reduced CO2 emissions and protection from rising energy prices makes solar PV an enticing opportunity for many organisations. However, a clear business case does not always result in action on the ground.
How much of your organisation’s housing stock could achieve a net zero carbon standard, while generating a healthy financial return, with a new kitchen and bathroom thrown in for free? Evidence from the Netherlands suggests it could be a higher proportion than you think.
Climate change is the most defining challenge of our time. It is challenging us to rethink how we work, how we live – and how we plan our communities. We need to provide homes, transport, schools and open spaces for the citizens of London.
Which leads us to the most prominent question facing us today: How can we do this and ensure the city remains liveable now, and for future generations?
As part of our Breathe Better Together campaign, we hear from Rachel Gates an air quality apprentice at Haringey Council. She explains her work to raise awareness of air pollution around local schools…
With high pollution alerts earlier in the week find out more about air quality, as well as information from Business Continuity Awareness Week in this week's blog from our Duty Officer.
Young women with connections to gang culture are in danger of serious sexual abuse including rape and coercion to commit criminal offences such as carrying weapons or drugs. This week Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh met with representatives from the Safer London Foundation, to hear from front line youth workers about the work of EMPOWER, a support programme which addresses young women’s experiences of sexual violence and exploitation, primarily through gang activity.
Payam Beint, Head of Art and Design at Normanhurst School, on how his students prepared for the Fourth Plinth Schools Awards…
We began by looking at previous winners as part of our art lesson. For homework, students chose different Fourth Plinth artists and explored how their idea was developed from start to finish.
I believe that students should get into the mind-set of an artist first. They need to think about how ideas are communicated to the public and how the artwork interacts with the environment around it.