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Brixton Low Carbon Zone - ‘Recycle a Cycle’

Lambeth Council is currently seeking expression of interest to tender for delivery of the ‘Brixton Low Carbon Zone Recycle a Cycle’ Project.

The project is part of the wider Brixton Low Carbon Zone which aims to involve every resident and business in the zone in carbon reduction.

The Recycle a Cycle scheme provides residents increased access to bicycles at a low price or in exchange for a number of hours work on recycling bikes.

Lambeth Council is looking for an experienced and suitably qualified Contractor to deliver and manage a Recycle a Cycle Project for the Department of Transport Planning and Strategy.

Brixton Low Carbon Zone has allocated a total of £20,000 for the project. The contract will run until the end of March 2012 but the project should be self sustained beyond this period.

The council is keen to hear from tenderers who present a variety of innovative options and ways forward.

If your company is able to deliver the services and supply that Lambeth is seeking, please visit the Lambeth Council website where you can register your interest and download and complete the documents.

Alternatively, you can contact Sheniz Wallace by phone 020 7926 3693 or email.

Bicycle Aid for Africa setting up more collection hubs across London

The charity Re-Cycle collects old bikes and ships them to Africa where they are distributed. Teaching the new owners bike maintenance skills enables them to use the bikes as transport to reach remote areas otherwise difficult for social and health workers to get to.

With the number of bikes available in London, the charity is constantly recruiting more volunteers to help.

Current volunteers have set up regular meetings which are open to all who would like to get involved. The next one is near Waterloo on Thursday 4th November. For full details, email Merlin at Re-Cycle.