Archive for June, 2014

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has won two prestigious Partnership Awards for its new contract to manage the household waste from 1.4million west London residents.

The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has won two prestigious Partnership Awards for its new contract to manage the household waste from 1.4million west London residents.

WLWA and its partners, SITA UK beat strong competition from other projects in the UK, Canada, Russia and Poland to win gold in the Best Waste/Energy/Water Project category at the awards held on Thursday, 5 June. The Authority and external advisors, Sharpe Pritchard, PwC and Jacobs (formerly SKME Enviros), along with the Local Partnership WIDP team were also recognised for the way they worked together, winning the Best Project Team award.

The contract with SITA UK, will ensure that 96% of waste collected from the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames that cannot be recycled by residents will be diverted from landfill, saving more than 83,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

SITA UK has started the building of the Severnside Energy Recovery Plant near Bristol, which when operational in 2016 will produce electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 50,000 homes (around half the number in a west London borough) and could also supply heat to local businesses, further improving its environmental performance and reducing CO2 emissions further.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Chair of WLWA, said: “I’m delighted that this project, which protects the environment and saves local taxpayers’ money, has been recognised by these awards. Well done to all of our partners and, especially, the project team on these successes.”

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Ealing Council is inviting residents to explore the borough in a day of fun free guided bike rides on Sunday 29 June.
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The Ticket to Ride event is open to cyclists of all levels, particularly family groups, nervous riders, or people that want to return to cycling.

Experienced qualified cycling instructors will be there on the day to lead the 11 mile route along roads, the canal towpath and through parks, taking in the borough’s sights while building cyclists’ confidence.
Guided rides will leave Gunnersbury Park, Acton and Brent Lodge parks in Acton and Hanwell on the hour from 10am until 4pm.

Each ride is expected to take two to three hours to complete with breaks along the way. Cyclists can choose to ride only part of the route if they prefer. Free Dr Bike cycle bike health checks will be available at both parks and there will also be information about Ealing’s cycling activities and training.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport said, “It really is a fantastic day out. Last year more than 300 cyclists of all ages took part. It’s a great way to boost cyclists’ confidence on the road while taking in the borough’s sights”.

To register your interest for the ticket to ride event fill out the online booking form http://www.ealing.gov.uk/cycleride.

Or for more information contact Jean Mowbray at jean@cycletraining.co.uk or call 020 7232 4387.

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