Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news

Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news

March newsletter

As Lambeth begins to bloom with colour, spring is a time of hope, renewal and reflection. In this month's newsletter we've got exciting news to share including; our new 'Bee Roads' project, the launch of Lambeth's Climate Action Plan and clean energy grants, especially welcome as the energy crisis reminds us of the need to end our reliance on fossil fuels.

Click to skip ahead to...


Lambeth's Climate Action Plan released


Lambeth's Climate Action plan is now available to read online.

The plan sets out 20 goals across 5 climate action areas for the borough to become climate resilient and net-zero ready by 2030. The plan was developed by residents from Lambeth' Citizens' Assembly, community groups and large employers.

Read the plan

Lambeth Bee Roads

Bee roads

New rewilding projects on pavements will begin across the borough. 

The Bee Roads will provide new habitats for pollinators and improve drainage to protect against flood risk.

Community champions will lead on the project with the support of over 100 volunteers.

Sign up to volunteer


Become a neighbourhood champion


The Neighbourhood Champions project recognises those who go the extra mile to look after their local environment, offering them additional support.

The scheme offers support for activities such as tackling litter or building pavement planters. You can join nearly 700 Lambeth residents helping make the borough a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place.

Sign up here

Get hands on with eco-workshops

Summer programme

What If Lambeth?, The Remakery and Urban Growth are collaborating to provide over 20 hands-on sustainability sessions over the Summer.

Sessions include social events, workshops, sustainable brand development and green skills.

Sign up here

Join Lambeth's women riders


International Women's Day this month was a chance to reflect on all the women leading the fight against climate change.

Empowering women to ride more often for more journeys, JoyRiders have started up their group rides again. They are all about closing the gender gap in cycling by enabling commuter journeys, family, and leisure rides.

Join JoyRiders London

Free bike check-ups with Dr Bike

dr bike

Drop into one of 12 free Dr Bike sessions across Lambeth this April.

Come along and meet experienced mechanics who will check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more.

Minor adjustments can be made on the spot with no charge. For larger repairs you will be told exactly what needs doing, the costs involved and directed to a local shop.

Find your nearest session

Visit your local bike market

Try before you bike

bike market is the perfect opportunity to pick up a used bike or sell your own.

Pick up an affordable, serviced child or adult bike or clear out outgrown and unwanted bicycles at a bike market with Peddle My Wheels.

It feels great to earn money whilst creating affordable bike stock for your community!

Visit a bike market 


Grants of up to £6,000 to replace your gas boiler


Ofgem launch the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) on 1 April 2022, providing grants of up to £6,000 to replace your gas boiler with a heat pump.

To be eligible you must not have recommendations on your home Energy Performance Certificate for loft or cavity wall insulation to be installed.

Ofgem are hosting a webinar on 11 April for those interested.

Join Ofgem webinar 

Energy savings grants available for Lambeth homes

Green Homes Grant

Are you struggling to pay your energy bills?

If you're a Lambeth homeowner or landlord with tenants meeting the eligibility criteria, we can support you to receive the Green Homes Grant - up to £10,000 towards energy saving works such as insulation and smart heating.

Your household must be:

  • Earning under £30,000 and
  • Have a low energy (EPC) rating of below D

Find out more here or call 0808 196 8255.

Apply now


Have your say on air quality

Clean Air Lambeth

We want to know your experience of air pollution, and what you think we should do to improve it.

Check out our engagement site 'Clean Air Lambeth' to share your views, closing later today.

Have your say on air pollution

You're receiving this as you're signed up to the Climate action, cleaner transport and sustainability mailing list, you can manage your preferences via the link at the bottom of this email.