Help us grow the greenest borough
We are determined to become the greenest borough in the country.
We want to drive down air pollution, increase recycling rates, and get people involved in making their streets greener, so everyone can be proud of their neighbourhoods.
We want to entice wildlife to our streets, parks and gardens. We will ensure that future developments in the borough are more environmentally-focused than ever before, encouraging spaces for nature and improving the quality of life for everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham.
What have we done? What else is planned?
Improving air quality
- Launched a resident-led Air Quality Commission to fight pollution
- Continued to fight plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport
- Urged for the Hammersmith ‘flyunder’ to become a reality
- Used an awareness day to tackle idling motorists
- Created a five-year air quality action plan
- Plant more trees and hedges
- Get developers to include more trees and plants in their plans
- Banned the use of potentially harmful glyphosate pesticides
- Retained ‘green flag’ status for 11 of our parks and green spaces
- Invited residents to grow plants in tree bases in their streets
- Become the lead London authority for green flood reduction projects
- Signed up to support fish conservation in the tidal Thames
- Produce a Local Plan that enhances biodiversity and green infrastructure
- Create an ecology policy that will conserve and encourage wildlife
- Introduce planning policy that encourages green schemes
- Ensure developments enhance and protect waterways
- Create ‘green corridors’ allowing free movement for wildlife
Reducing traffic congestion and pollution
- Launched a network of on-street electric vehicle charging points
- Set a target for eight per cent of all journeys in H&F to be by bicycle
- Consulted on plans for segregated cycle lanes at Hammersmith gyratory
- Consulted on ‘quietway’ plans to encourage more residents to cycle
- Introduced innovative on-street cycle parking
- Supported the construction of new cycle ‘superhighways’ through H&F
- Continue to make improvements at major junctions to make cycling safer
Cleaner, greener streets
- Cracked down on littering
- Increased recycling rates on estates
- Pioneered using grass to reduce roadside pollution
- Replaced inefficient street lamps with energy-saving LED lanterns
- Launched a borough-wide campaign to help rid the streets of unsightly rubbish
In the community
- Helped the Friends of Marcus Garvey Park
- Supported local upcycling project The Loop
- Supported the launch of Good Gym in H&F
- Continue to work closely with community groups on local green projects
- Make it easier for you to report environmental issues and get action
How can you help?
- Why not plant a tree base or other space?
- Download our Report It app to report litter, dog mess & dumped rubbish
- Recycle the right things and recycle more
- Try and use sustainable transport
- If you have a garden or window box, grow plants that encourage wildlife