Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham

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A day in the sun at the Rushey Green Festival

Sunday the 8th June was an absolute scorcher and two members of the recycling team braved the heat to man a stall at the Rushey Green Festival that took place at the Ladywell Arena.


Rushey Green Festival 2


Saved by the shade!

Funded by the Rushey Green Ward Assembly and sponsored by Barratts Homes, Hunters Estates  and L&Q the festival was completely organised and hosted by the Rushey Green Time Bank. It was designed to be a family friendly community event with fun activities (and food!) to gather residents for a celebration of local talent and opportunities to meet other local groups and people.

You could even get your bike fixed and learn something more Council services and what’s going on in the ward.

Over 1500 people came along and were entertained by multiple performers  –  ‘Let’s Swing’, ‘Wuntanara’, ‘Heart of Steel’ and Alan Dunn ( from Bob Geldof Band/Boomtown Rats) accompanied by Kirsten Hammond.

Rushey Green Festival 1


People all over Ladywell Arena


If you would like to find out more about the Rushey Green Time Bank follow this link to their website:

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Act locally to help globally!

Sunday 2nd October was a very different kind of Sunday for David Brinson, a member of Lewisham Council’s Recycling Team. He would usually spend the morning at home with his wife, instead he spent it at St John with Holy Trinity Church in St. John’s Vale, SE8.

He was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a part of Rev Christine Bainbridge’s Creation Sunday Service. Rev. Christine spoke about how people can make small changes in their life that can have not only a positive impact on themselves, but also in the world as a whole. David was able to offer the practical solutions people could make to really make that difference. The service had a really positive feel about it and the congregants all made David feel very welcome.

Lewisham’s recycling team have been making appearances at Local Ward Assemblies, resident and tenants groups and school assemblies for the past 18 months. Their recycling presentations are always well received by residents and they always spark a lot of interesting debate. Email the Recycling Team at if you would like the Recycling Team to come and speak at one of your events or meetings.

Who would of thought that rubbish could be so interesting?

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Talking about recycling!

As a recycling team, one of our roles is to get out into the local community and speak to as many of the residents of Lewisham as possible. We really enjoy going to events and talking to people about waste and recycling, answering questions, busting myths and taking on board feedback about how you think we could improve our service. We give presentations on a specific area of interest, for example: “what happens to my recycling” or just have an informal Q&A session.

We’ve recently attended a number of ward assemblies, residents association meetings and community events including: Downham Assembly, Grove Park Assembly, Culverley Green Residents Association, Clare Estate Residents Association, Downham Over 50s Club, Cornmill Gardens Residents Association, Hilly Fields Fayre.

If you’re not already involved in your local ward assembly and want to know what there about you can find out more here or watch the video at the bottom of this posting.

 If you would like us to attend an event which you run or come and talk at a community event that you’re involved in you can email or phone him on 02083142053.