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  • Singing bins to hit the streets of Westminster! Will you be the first to find one?

    By SohoLisa at 16:42 on 28/09/11
    Singing bins to appear across Westminster!
    Rubbish bins in central London are set to sing back to anyone who deposits rubbish in them, congratulating them for waste disposal. Anyone throwing away garbage will hear a burst of the Hallelujah Chorus, "I'm singing in the bin" or a blast of trombone. As part of Love Where You Live's Bin Thinking, 25 talking rubbish bins will soon be installed across Westminster Council with additional bins being trialled in Liverpool. The...
  • Free Olympic sport for young Londoners

    By Nova_Grace at 16:25 on 01/08/11
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    Westminster City Council is offering young people an opportunity to try out Olympic sports for free this summer. Held at Westminster Boating Base in the heart of the capital, free taster sessions in sailing, kayaking and canoeing are on offer to all young Londoners from 25-28 July. Kayaking, sailing and canoeing are just some of the river-based sports available, while young people looking for something away from the water can...
  • Parking shake-up recommendations in Westminster

    By Nova_Grace at 16:03 on 01/08/11
    The parking debate continues in Westminster
    Westminster Council is looking to introduce a raft of new measures as part of the biggest shake up of parking in central London for a decade.   A number of recommendations have been put to the council's cabinet for consideration next week (Monday 1 August) that could see major changes to the way parking is regulated and managed across the city. The nine proposals address a number of complex issues including managing the...
  • Westminster to introduce 12,000 "smart lights" to save millions

    By Nova_Grace at 17:56 on 21/07/11
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    Millions of pounds are to be saved by new innovative green street lights in the first major scheme of its kind in the country. The "Smart Lights" project which allows lights to be automatically dimmed or turned up is aimed at reducing the Westminster City Council's public lighting energy bill, and lower t heir associated carbon footprint. It is estimated that £8million could be saved over the 20 year life span of ...
  • Thousands of London's children get set for "Summer in the City".

    By SohoLisa at 16:30 on 17/07/11
    Thousands of London’s children get set for “Summer in the City”.
    A huge swathe of London's children are being offered a range of summer activities in the capital in one of the first example of joined-up services between three boroughs. Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham councils are offering play schemes, sports and arts activities to children from all three boroughs meaning young people have a chance to enjoy a much wider range of activities while keeping fit,...

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