Sign the petition to reduce noise and pollution from the Enderby Cruise Terminal

A petition has been set up by residents of Greenwich and the Isle-Of-Dogs, campaigning to reduce noise and pollution of the planned Enderby Cruise Terminal.

If you’ve not already read about it in the press, the planned redevelopment of Enderby’s Wharf across the river from Plymouth Wharf includes plans for a cruise liner terminal.

Under current plans, once completed the cruise terminal at Enderby Wharf – between the Cutty Sark and the O2 – will host cruise ships up to 240m long – without offering shore based electrical power.

Why does this matter? Well it’s likely to have a significant environmental impact both in terms of noise and pollution as ships will need to keep their engines powered up whilst docked.

So far the developers seem to have taken little consideration of local residents or even followed European Union directive 2012/33/EU that states:

“Air pollution caused by ships at berth is a major concern for many harbour cities when it comes to their efforts to meet the Union’s air quality limit values.

Member States should encourage the use of shore-side electricity, as the electricity for present-day ships is usually provided by auxiliary engines.”

You can sign the petition here. You can also comment on the application through Greenwich Council’s planning site.

Recycling – a gentle reminder

We’ve had a number of complaints and issues recently about use of recycling bins around the development so here’s a gentle reminder.

Recycling is collected every Wednesday and needs to be put into pink bags. Please don’t use other bags or leave rubbish loose as the council will often refuse to take it.

Bins are located at both ends of the development by each block. If the nearest bin is full please use another bin or walk to one of the other recycling areas rather than stuffing more in and leaving the top of the bin open. Doing so just encourages rats and foxes.

More information about what can be recycled and where you can obtain pink bags on the Tower Hamlets website.

If you have larger items to recycle you can contact the council to arrange collection or make use of the Tower Hamlets recycling centre on Yabsley Street at the top of the Isle-of-Dogs.

Annual Summer BBQ…

2014 barbequeIt’s that time of year again and as the weather seems to be holding fine for us at the moment, we’re hopeful that this year’s event should be a good one…

So save the date and time: Sunday 31st August at 3.00pm

It’ll be in the usual place, up at the river end of the development around where the timber benches are…

So just bring something to put on the BBQ and something to drink and come and say hello to everyone that lives in Plymouth Wharf.