16 April 2013
For Immediate Release
Lambeth Council’s 10-member Cabinet meets on a monthly basis, making key decisions about the running of the local authority. This week’s meeting considered a pledge to boost apprenticeships, the future of weekly bin collections and how to improve recycling rates, and the importance of protecting London’s historic buildings while encouraging regeneration.
A borough wide food waste service, new business rubbish collection schedules, smaller wheelie bins and more local recycling could save £2million a year on waste disposal.
Cllr Imogen Walker, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said: “ We’re determined to reduce waste and this new strategy is on top of work we are already doing, such as encouraging real nappy use, running composting programmes and offering help and advice to cut food waste.”
Lambeth Council will increase the number of apprentices it takes on by 25% as part of the borough’s More Jobs campaign.
Deputy Leader Cllr. Jackie Meldrum said; “I’d like us to get to a position where every entry level job is an apprenticeship but this is a good start. We want to encourage more employers to take on apprentices so it’s important that we lead by example.”
Protecting Lambeth’s heritage
Council planning decisions will emphasise the importance of protecting London’s
‘public realm’ such as Westminster World Heritage Site and its historic buildings.
Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said: “The challenge for us is to grasp the
opportunities of jobs and homes for the future which regeneration promises, while cherishing
Jobs, clean streets and safety
The Community Plan details the council’s priorities for the next three years and underlines the council’s continuing commitment to more jobs and sustainable growth, safer and stronger communities in cleaner streets and greener neighbourhoods.