Friday, 18 November 2011

19-27 November: Enjoy the Pinkham Way Alliance music events - because it's also the "European Week for Waste Reduction"!

(Click above for details - in Scotland!)

And the
is celebrating in style!

For details of the exciting NLWA events, click on Chair Clyde Loakes's tea-cup below (Councillor Loakes is the one on the right).

European Week for Waste Reduction 2011
"Love Food Hate Waste!
Come along to one of the NLWA's free interactive information stalls
to find out how to lunch for free!"
(this separate picture is from the NLWA's 'Watch Your Waste Week' 2009)

Oh Dear! Did you not find:
"Lunch for free with Love Food Hate Waste. Come along to one of our free interactive information stalls this month, to find out how to lunch for free! Advisors from the NLWA and the north London b..."

Perhaps the NLWA doesn't want us to "get involved" after all!

Anyway, we only do it for the children, don't we?
So let's try for another 'European Week for Waste Reduction 2011' web page (although admittedly the web address is not as explicit as last time)
"Celebrate the European Week for Waste Reduction 2011 with Great Taste Less Waste Shows! To celebrate the European Week for Waste Reduction from 19-27 November 2011, we are working with Circ..."

No luck again?

Actually, the situation is not QUITE as bad as it seems. There ARE some events after all:

This is the timetable of 'Love Food Hate Waste' sessions:




Monday 21 November
Morrisons, Holloway
10 Hertslet Road
Holloway , N7 6PL
Monday 21 November
Morrisons, Wood Green
High Road, Wood Green, N22 6DR
Wednesday 23 November
Enfield Civic Centre
Silver Street, EN1 3XY
Thursday 24 November
Waitrose, Whetstone
1305 High Road, Whetstone, N20 9HX
Thursday 24 November
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street, E8 1DY
Friday 25 November
Morrisons, Camden
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AA
Friday 25 November
Sainsbury's, Low Hall
11 Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST
Waltham Forest

This table is on a real, actual 'European Week for Waste Reduction' web page, on the NLWA web site - but we leave you to find it. You certainly cannot search for it, and it's not under "News"!

The NLWA has already set up a separate, attractive NLWA 'Love Food Hate Waste' web site, which contains a similar table, for events last summer. The web page that links to it has this text:
Love Food Hate Waste is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy, practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will benefit our purses and the environment too.

This summer, we attended community events to meet local people and spread the Love Food Hate Waste message even further. Food waste experts from the NLWA and its constituent boroughs were on hand to offer advice on portion control, storage, date labels and smart shopping.

We also exchanged some fantastic tips and rescue recipes with north London residents. We hope you enjoyed the events and picked up some new information to help you save money and food. There will be more Love Food Hate Waste activities during the European Week for Waste Reduction, November 2011. So watch this space! [We are still watching.]

So, overall, there is evidence of planned school initiatives that are not happening, and a special web site that has not been updated and mobilised for newer events.

Try emailing and asking the NLWA what happened to all their planned 'European Week of Waste Reduction 2011' events and publicity.

A fuller series of events on waste reduction, clearly planned at some stage, would marginally have reduced the need for an incinerator-fuel plant at Pinkham Wood, or anywhere else.
So it's a NLWA budget cut!

UPDATE: It's a bit better now.


  1. I presume Councillor Loakes stopped attending "Watch Your Waste Week" events, because they became "Watch Your Waist' for him!

  2. Of course, the NLWA PR department will have made sure these events are well-publicised in good time, in the relevant local newspapers.

    Won't they?