Saturday, 22 March 2008

Any Questions comes to Lambeth Academy

Friday 28 March 2008 19.15

Any Questions, BBC Radio 4's forum for lively debate between leading public figures, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, is being hosted by Lambeth Academy School in Clapham this month. The programme will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 at 20.02 on 28 March and repeated on Saturday 29 March at 13.10.

On the Panel
Confirmed names for the panel so far include: Brian Paddick, Liberal Dem Candidate for London Mayor and John O’Farrell, writer, broadcaster, satirist and Chairman of the Governors of Lambeth Academy

Tickets for Any Questions are free to local people (subject to availability). If you‘d like to attend please either email: or ring Sarah Williams on 020 7819 4731, giving your name, address and a contact number.

Be part of the debate:

All those attending are invited to submit questions on the day – so please come along prepared with a question about what’s been in the news this week.

Stephen Potter principal of Lambeth Academy said:

We are delighted to host Any Questions at Lambeth Academy and to welcome the local community into our new school where debate and discussion form an important part of our daily curriculum.

Milkwood Solar Lighting Fixed!

The Milkwood Solar street lights had been broken for the best part of a year, setting a terrible example for other green projects. After a lot of effort by Becca Thackray and others, they've finally been fixed.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Vassal By-Election

My name's George Graham and I'm the Green Party Candidate for the Vassal By-Election.

If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions for me, please post them in the comments section below. I'll reply in the same section, and we can get a real conversation going about what Vassal Ward needs, and what I can do for you.

All you have to do is click the 'comment' link, and follow the onscreen instructions. I'll log on every couple of days, and answer your questions in the comments so that everyone can see them.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

A Simple Way to Save Money & Energy

We've come across a couple of products that make it a lot easier to

save money and energy at home. They are so useful that we're proposing

to buy them wholesale and make them available at less than retail price

if more than 20 people are interested in buying them.

Money raised will go towards the Urban Green Fair 31st August 2008 in

Brockwell Park, Brixton and also to the Lambeth Green Party GLA election

campaign on 1st May 2008.

The items are:

The OWL Wireless Home Energy Monitor

A wireless electricity monitor displaying the cost of electricity use in

the home on a portable, easy to read LED display.

* Displays cost of electricity, energy consumption and greenhouse

gas emissions

* Separate displays for temperature and humidity

* No additional wiring necessary

* RRP £49.95. Urban Green Fair supporter price £40.

Standby Buster

Standby Buster is a remote controlled electrical socket that lets you

switch appliances off completely so that they use no electricity. Each

socket can take a 4 way adaptor.

* Fed up with wasting money and energy by leaving things on standby ?

* Can't be bothered to turn everything off at an inaccessible plug every

night ?

* Standby Buster Value Pack. Three electrical sockets and one remote


* RRP £29.99. Urban Green fair supporter price £24.

* Standby Buster Starter Pack. One electrical socket and one remote


* RRP £14.99. Urban Green fair supporter price £12.

You probably don't need reminding but if we don't make 80-90% CO2 cut in

emissions in UK by around 2020 we will go over the tipping of a 2C temp

increase and into a temperature runaway scenario more grim than we can

possibly imagine. Our home produces about a third of our CO2 emissions

so these products are a good way to start.