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GBGP Newsletter #13

Welcome to the 13th edition of the Greenwich and Bexley Green Party (GBGP) newsletter. This weekly bulletin will give you a roundup of what’s going on in the local area.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge for East London

A picture of the Thames Barrier

Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and maritime civil engineers Beckett Rankine are inviting GBGP members to hear more about their plan for an innovative East London pedestrian and cycle bridge, shadowing the Thames Barrier. They are holding a Zoom webinar at 11am on Friday 29 January.

The case for a new bridge in East London is overwhelming. Currently over half of London’s population lives to the east, yet there is only one bridge downstream of Tower Bridge and that is 20 miles away at Dartford.

Any new piece of infrastructure must be part of the new post Covid-19 world, with more sustainable transport and green travel options for London. Could the Thames Barrier Bridge be part of this? To join the webinar, register here.

Campaigning for cleaner air

An all-party parliamentary group is campaigning for amendments to be made to the Environment Bill. They have designed a letter that you can use to send to your local MP that asks for enforceable air quality limits to protect the health of our local children and adults.

Read the letter and find your MPs email address here.

80 homes approved despite challenge by Brook Estate residents group

Controversial plans for 80 council homes on green space in Kidbrooke were finally approved last night, reports 853 London.

A residents’ group, Save the Brooks, had tried to get the plans reworked to preserve more of the space. Read the full story here.