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Play project joy for Lambeth’s Doorstep Green

The Lambeth Walk Doorstep Green on Fitzalan Street is now one step closer to having new play spaces for two to six year olds and six to twelve year olds, thanks to The Veolia Environmental Trust who have awarded The London Borough of Lambeth a grant of £17,050 towards their project.

The new play spaces will be fenced, four benches and two rubbish bins will be installed and trees and shrubs will also be planted.

The grant is one of 50 awarded by our Board at the end of October 2012. We are celebrating 15 years of supporting community and environmental projects across the UK.

We have also passed another milestone as we have now awarded a total of £50m to schemes of varying size and type. The grant awarded to the borough means that the total amount we have awarded to projects in Greater London over the last five years now stands at over £1.9m.

We award grants through the Landfill Communities Fund using landfill tax credits provided by waste company Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc (Veolia).

We will now start the process of working with the borough to develop their plans, register the project with the regulator of the Landfill Communities Fund ENTRUST and draft the agreements that will enable work to get under way.

Speaking about the awarding of the grant, The Veolia Environmental Trust’s Executive Director, McNabb Laurie, adds, “This is great news for Lambeth and its wider community and we look forward to the scheme starting.
“We have had a busy 15 years and our awarding of £50m is a significant achievement. Thanks go to all involved in the process – the members of our regional panels, our Board members and Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc for providing the landfill tax credits we have been able to award through the Landfill Communities Fund.

“The projects we have helped must also be congratulated for their efforts and achievements. We look forward to continuing to support projects across the UK well into the future.”

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