Making Events Sustainable – Where to Start

We appreciate there are many areas to think about when it comes to delivering a greener event. Some events are already making positive changes towards reducing their environmental impact, however there is a long way to go across the sector. EventLambeth want to help all event organisers move in the right direction and have put together a list of actions to start things off. It is important to remember simple changes and good planning in the early stages can make a big difference. Look at all areas of your event; energy, water, waste and recycling, products, suppliers, staff, promotion and travel. Keep in mind you will also need to think about how this fits into procurement processes, contracting suppliers, front of house plans, back of house operations and how attendees behave at your event. Getting Started: First do some research, there is a wealth of information and ideas out there on how to make your event greener. Read the Lambeth Green Guide to Events. This will give you a clear understanding of all the areas you need to consider and build into your planning process. All events are required to meet the ‘Essential’ criteria. Review your event section by section – look at waste, water, travel, energy, food and serve-ware. Think about the current impact of the event and identify key areas you need to make changes. Involve your contractors and suppliers early to ensure they have time to prepare and understand requirements they need to meet. Start simple. For example, audience transport is one of the greatest impact areas and one of the easiest ones to address. Encourage...

Making Events Sustainable – Lambeth’s New Green Event Guide

As part of the wider Borough plan, EventLambeth is committed to making sure all events are operating and being delivered more sustainably. EventLambeth have been working hard over the past few months to create the new Lambeth Green Events Guide. This guidance has been put together in consultation with the Lambeth Sustainability Team and includes measures such as green travel initiatives, recycling systems, elimination of single use plastic, managing energy and water more efficiently, as well as choosing sustainable products, materials and suppliers. We know the organisation, delivery and operations of events have varying forms of environmental impacts; requiring transport, consuming energy, water, food and materials, and producing waste and carbon emissions.  However, with the new guidance we can work with organisers to ensure they are reducing these impacts and making positive changes. All events in Lambeth parks, open spaces, public highways and buildings are now required to adhere to the Green Guide’s criteria as part of the Terms & Conditions of hire for Outdoor Events and Indoor Events. Read the Lambeth Green Event Guide and watch this space for more blog posts on how to make your event...

MoonWalk London 2019 is back on Clapham Common

The Moonwalk London, organised by Walk the Walk, moved to Clapham Common in 2014 and following the success that year it has been on Clapham Common ever since. Walk the Walk is a grant making charity, specialising in creating Power Walking challenges with the aim of not only raising money for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for good health and fitness through walking. The MoonWalk London has become an iconic flagship event, and this year is celebrating its 22nd year. On this one night the event can expect to raise over £6 million, which over the past 20 years has contributed to the charity raising over £130 million. Event Details: The construction of MoonWalk London begins on Friday 3 May. Saturday 4 May – Work will be taking place during normal working hours. Saturday 11 May – Sound checks may take place during the afternoon. The event will commence from 8.30pm in the evening. Sunday 12 May: The MoonWalk closes at approximately 11.00am – after which there is minimal activity for the rest of the day. The MoonWalk will leave Clapham Common on Thursday 16 May. If you have any concerns about the Event, please contact the organisers or Lambeth on the following; For direct contact with Walk the Walk: Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm – Please Call 01483 741 430 During the Event: From 9am Saturday 12 May to 12.00 Midday on Sunday 13th May – Please Call MoonWalk Hotline Number 0207 812 2262. If a message is left, they will respond as...

Clapham Common Event Site Update

Winterville has now left Clapham Common and all event infrastructure has been removed. A temporary fence has been installed and will remain in place while reinstatement is carried out. On Tuesday 8th January, the Lambeth Events Team undertook a full inspection with the Winterville organisers to record the conditions of the ground and Talbot Landscapes began ground works. The event site is currently being scarified to break up the surface mud and lift the grass, this will continue throughout Wednesday. Below is a picture we took onsite yesterday as works started. Below is a photo of the ground following the first section of scarifying. On Thursday and Friday, verti-draining will take place to slit the ground and allow aeration which decompacts the ground and encourages the grass to come back. In addition to this Talbots Landscapes will be filling holes and levelling out selected areas. Over the coming weeks the grass will green, grow and dirt will wash off the surface when it rains. Next week we will update on the long term reinstatement programme and the likely schedule of works for the area. During the reinstatement process we want to ensure the fence line is maintained and will be monitoring this, however if you do see it is damaged please do call the office on 0207 926 6207 or email on events@lambeth.gov.uk. Please note that as with all events the ground reinstatement costs are covered by the event organisers.                ...

Streatham Common Reinstatement Update

  We want to provide an update to local park users and residents about the reinstatement works on Streatham Common following Circus Zyair.   Lambeth Landscapes have been working on the area however the continued wet weather over the last month have impacted the speed of repairs as the ground has been too wet to work on.   Chain harrowing was carried out on Friday 13th April on the outer sections of the event area. Over the last few days the middle section of the event area has dried out considerably and the chain harrowing can now be carried out on it .   Over the coming week slitting will be undertaken to further level the area and break up uneven sections. Top dressing will take place across the event area along with seeding, and the damaged areas near the paths and gate will be filled in and top dressed.   The event area is temporarily taped off whilst works are carried out for health and safety reasons. It will be removed when works this have been completed in the coming week.   EventLambeth continue to monitor the site as well as liaise with Lambeth Landscapes around the work that has been undertaken. It should be noted that all groundwork is paid for by the event organisers....