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GBGP Newsletter #70: Council finally makes overdue calls for Silvertown Tunnel rethink

Council belatedly calls for pause on Silvertown Tunnel

Photo of Silvertown Tunnel construction site. Credit: Karin Tearle

Greenwich Council has called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to pause work on the Silvertown Tunnel – just weeks before tunnelling is due to start, reports 853 London.

Despite the council having previously backed the tunnel, it has never been debated in the council chamber until now.

Greenwich Green Party’s Victoria Rance appeared on ITV London News, commenting on the decision by the council: “If they can change their minds after ten years, so can Sadiq Khan.”

Van seized for illegal flytipping in Bexley is crushed

Van seized for illegal flytipping in Bexley is crushed

A van that was seized by the police after illegal fly tipping in Bexley has been crushed and recycled, reports News Shopper.

Officers and the council’s Enviro-Crime team found the vehicle without a valid waste license during an operation.