Welcome to Greener and Cleaner Bromley & Beyond

About GCBB

Greener & Cleaner Bromley (& Beyond) is  all about helping ordinary people work towards creating a greener and more sustainable local community. We are a group of proactive and friendly locals sharing information and resources to reduce our environmental impact at home, at work and in the wider community. This is a judgement-free zone. We are all in this together and at different stages of trying to “be more green”, so please use the information on this site and in our Facebook Group to help you make some real changes. We have a monthly meet up, currently on Zoom, and bring members together through community projects, workshops and events. Never forget: “Small changes can have a big impact”.

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We rely on our passionate volunteers and members to run events and get involved with campaigns.

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Switch to a Green energy tariff for your home to reduce your carbon footprint and potentially save money (especially important given increased home energy use over this pandemic!).

GCBB Events

Monthly events and meet-ups for Greener & Cleaner Bromley (& Beyond) members on Zoom. Everyone is welcome.

Bringing the community together to make small changes that make a big impact.

Greener & Cleaner News

Litter picking

There are a number of groups running litter picking sessions all around the borough. They tend to advertise in the GCBB Facebook group.

Recycling

If you’re unsure what items you can recycle and how, check out  the GCBB Recycling 101 leaflet in our leaflets and flyers section and/ or get advice in the Greener & Cleaner Bromley (&  Beyond) Facebook group.

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On May 20th, London launched a consultation (link below!) to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London.

There is also an accompanying scrappage scheme to support those whose finances will not allow them to trade in for a slightly less polluting vehicle.

I and many other local folk and lots of other amazing organisations are hopefully this will be addressed and support a London-wide #ULEZ4Health 🫁

If you support this shake up to our broken status quo, to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, please let them know you support it too by 29th July! (& Please share with friends)

t.co/VgGFbA6J3J t.co/tCLg2v6dym

NB Looks like there will be a scrappage scheme if it goes ahead (see screenshot and the brochure in the link). Any money from fines from the current ULEZ goes back into public transport or air quality measures. It’s not set up to make a profit / it’s set up to get the dirtiest vehicles off the road:
haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cleanair?tool=survey_tool

Thanks Jane Dutton
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On May 20th, London launched a consultation (link below!) to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London. 

There is also an accompanying scrappage scheme to support those whose finances will not allow them to trade in for a slightly less polluting vehicle.

 I and many other local folk and lots of other amazing organisations are hopefully this will be addressed and support a London-wide #ULEZ4Health 🫁 

If you support this shake up to our broken status quo, to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, please let them know you support it too by 29th July!          (& Please share with friends)

https://t.co/VgGFbA6J3J https://t.co/tCLg2v6dym

NB Looks like there will be a scrappage scheme if it goes ahead (see screenshot and the brochure in the link). Any money from fines from the current ULEZ goes back into public transport or air quality measures. It’s not set up to make a profit / it’s set up to get the dirtiest vehicles off the road:
 https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cleanair?tool=survey_tool

Thanks Jane Dutton

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There would need to be some sort of compensation or scrappage scheme. If this went ahead my road would be empty of cars. My only concern is Sadiq is doing this for income not the environment so won't help as he wants millions of fines to avert tfl bankruptcy.

I don't disagree with the concept obviously but I don't see any provision in the detail for how services like ours which deliver Frontline care would manage that transition given that parts of the borough are poorly served by public transport and the the uplift from government on the hourly rate they pay for care this year was 30p which was less than the NMW increase. Delivering Frontline care services in central London is a lot easier because the public transport system is excellent. Here its only possible with a car in some cases because of timings and distance but the sector is low income so replacement cars are not always an option as most buy second hand. Interested if anyone has any ideas about this?

I like the idea of it. But also don't. People can't afford to upgrade their vehicles at the moment especially now. There are some people with 4x4s who do the school run. But equally, some people can barely afford a car. And as Anne-Marie said, some people use their car for their work which is too low paid to begin with. I just think the timing is off for this. We need better infrastructure within London to be able to apply this successfully without penalising those on a low income.

I’m having to get rid of my car because of this. It’s going to be a struggle. 😰

Without the scrappage, it’s just a poorly thought out tax. This scheme will literally bankrupt and kill people. There are lots of incentive ways to get this job done but this is not it. This is a pathetic money grab and shouldn’t be dressed up as anything else. Greenwashing at its finest..

Heartening to see so many people refusing to sign protest petitions on this issue.

UlEZ expansion is good news for our health and the environment. But of course, any measure that impacts on the 'right' of those wishing to drive polluting vehicles when and where they wish is being opposed by the usual political suspects, tied in with predictable vitriol against the London Mayor - just read some of the comments on this and other sites. I recall when the congestion charge was first mooted there were howls of outrage from those claiming that the London economy would collapse and people, particularly tradesmen, would be priced out of driving into London. 20 years or so on, the London economy remains in good shape and the roads into London remain even busier.

I’m supporting this despite having a non-compliant car as I do think air quality in London is a worrying issue. However, with caveat that scrappage scheme is offered and the outer most borders get proportionally more investment in Public Transport. Bromley, and in particular the furthermost outer areas, have the lowest public transport connectivity in Greater London. I’ve tried to get to London today with two young children. It’s been a nightmare. Had to get off the first bus due to overcrowding. Sitting here waiting for a delayed train etc etc.

I don’t know much about it but obviously most of the people whose cars don’t comply have old cars because they can’t afford a new one. If you are going to do it, perhaps in 5 years time. Not everyone can afford a compliant car. And cars are difficult to get. Thousands of people are just getting by ….

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I have salvaged as much of my old kitchen as I can but still have some drawers/cupboards left over which I don’t have space for. My builder is chomping at the bit to chuck it all in a skip. Could anyone do anything with these bits? They are from a howdens kitchen (worktop and oven already have a home) ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi are they white or cream please?

Did you have the same make units or different ones? If you don't mind me asking, how much was the kitchen refit 🙂

Yes please

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How wide is that larder unit? It looks about 2 metres tall?

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