May 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Not only is it my first ‘work’ outing since my recent ACDF surgery, but they’ve created an avatar of me, just for the event!
January 1, 2013 Leave a comment
Keeping the place clean is more than just ‘clever code’ or smart technology. It’s great to be able to be able to use the LoveCleanLondon app to report issues that need sorting to the local authority, but keeping your neighbourhood clean is a shared, outdoor activity! That’s why LoveCleanLondon has a category for you to report the little things you do to keep London clean. As London councils struggle to keep essential services running during this period of austerity, we all need to pitch-in and take more responsibility for the state of our streets. Love where where you live. Start sharing your clean-ups with LoveCleanLondon.
November 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Help us keep Lewisham clean by downloading the new Lovelewisham app to your Smartphone and sending us reports of environmental problems, such as graffiti or fly-tipping.
Remember, you can use the app anywhere (not just in Lewisham), as we’re part of the national LoveCleanStreets Network.
Feel free to help your borough by picking up litter & putting stuff in the bin! Report the things you do to keep London clean by posting reports of your good work using the ‘I Cleaned London’ Category
For Windows Phone:
November 9, 2012 Leave a comment
Lewisham welcomed a delegation from Kingston, Jamaica, on 5 and 6 November to showcase the borough’s innovative approaches to tackling environmental issues and, in particular, the role of the award-winning application ‘LoveCleanStreets’ in reducing graffiti and fly-tipping.
Mobile phone use is very high in Jamaica with mobile penetration rates in Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) currently at over 100%, i.e., there is at least one mobile phone per head of the population. KSAC’s Mayor, Senator Councillor Angela Brown-Burke has been keen to hear how Lewisham has embraced mobile and web technology for reporting environmental issues.
The ‘LoveCleanStreets’ application, which was originally developed by Lewisham Council as ‘LoveLewisham’, has helped reduce graffiti in the borough by 73% and fly-tipping by 54% and is now being widely used in London boroughs and cities across the UK. Following the success of the partnership project between London Borough of Lewisham and KSAC, the Jamaican capital is now ready to launch its own ‘Completely Kingston’ scheme based on the Lewisham model.
The Jamaican delegation is part of a fact-finding visit to the UK and includes meetings with Lewisham Council, Birmingham City Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA). The visit to Lewisham was an opportunity to build on the links already forged through the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) Good Practice Scheme, which seeks to improve the delivery of local authority services through the spread of good practice. Lewisham and Kingston were ‘matched’ by the scheme as facing similar challenges and have built up a highly successful partnership over the last four years which has been funded by the CLGF.
Michael Bryan, Lewisham & Cllr Tosha Schwapp, Minority Party Leader.
July 19, 2012 Leave a comment
I’m really proud to have been selected as a London Leader by the London Sustainable Development Commission:
“The new champions, selected by the London Sustainable Development Commission, will deliver a series of flagship projects including a scheme to motivate coffee lovers to use their waste grounds for compost, an urban ‘pop-up’ natural play shop, and a new smart phone app to reduce litter on our streets.”
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed this year’s new London Leaders, which is backed by his volunteering initiative Team London. He said: “In this Olympic year London can really showcase to the world that it is one of the most sustainable cities on the planet. I welcome the new London Leaders to their role and congratulate them on having the vision and the drive to make a real difference in their communities. Practical leadership in sustainability will improve the quality of life for all Londoners in the years to come.”
Please take a look at my page and the projects from the other London Leaders.
July 1, 2012 Leave a comment
We’re really pleased to see this new Case Study on LoveCleanStreets, just published on the Government’s Data.Gov site:
” Love Lewisham was awarded a Green Flag for “exceptional performance or innovation that others can learn from” by the Audit Comission in 2009, and an Environmental Innovation Award at the Government Business Awards for the LoveLewisham initiative. In 2010, LoveCleanStreets was rolled out across London under the brand LoveCleanLondon, is available to other local authorities through the Government’s G-Cloud Store, and has received interest from a number of international quarters, including Jamaica, the United States and China.”
You can read it here: http://data.gov.uk/library/love-clean-streets
July 1, 2012 Leave a comment
LoveCleanStreets Ambassador, Heidi Alexander MP (above) will be hosting a Parliamentary Reception to preview the brand new LoveCleanStreets app for Microsoft’s exciting new tablet ‘Surface’. It will be your chance to get a hands-on look at the new device and app, and see for yourself the fantastic potential this offers for managing street-scene services. This app will be of particular interest to elected members who will be able to see at a glance, all the jobs that have been reported and resolved in their ward. This event will take place in October (date to be confirmed). If you would like an invitation to this special event please let us know as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org