Westminster City Council are celebrating the older generation today by putting on a range of events for the maturer audience. Silver Sunday will be full of fun, fitness and friendship.
It was first held in 2012 and was developed in response to the serious levels of loneliness that some elderly people felt.
Joanna Lumley is firmly behind this campaign and says,
"We are not going to overcome loneliness in one day but it does provide us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue."
Activities that are scheduled to take place include a West End sing-a-long, an inter-generational cricket match and much more.
More than half a billion pounds has been spent by London local authorities on emergency housing since the last general election.
Councils have had to place people in hotels and B&Bs, after they presented themselves as homeless.
- Haringey Council had the biggest bill of £197 million,
- Westminster spent £111 million
- Enfield spent £59 million
- Kensington and Chelsea spent £53 million
- Newham spent £35 million
- and Islington spent £33 million
The total spend in London amounts to £630 million since 2010.
The Labour party has criticised the revelation saying the number of families with children living in such accommodation was at a 10-year high.
Housing charity Shelter also condemned the figures, saying cuts to the housing safety net were a false economy.
Westminster City Council says the new bins will help cut fuel costs and greenhouse emissions as the number of collections is reduced.
- An app driven by a SIM card is installed in the bin
- An infra-red sensor in the bin works out how full it is
- Messages are then sent by text to Westminster City Council
Solar powered bins, that automatically text refuse collectors when they're 80% full, are being used on the streets of central London.
Westminster City Council is installing 4 new bins at Trevor Place, Berkeley Square, Belgrave Square, Ennismore Gardens. They also have eight times the capacity of a normal bin because the bins automatically compact the rubbish.
Westminster City Council is set to refund over 5,000 parking tickets valued at £278,000. The council says the signs at three locations in central London were confusing.
The signs told motorists that parking charges were in force between 8:30am and 6:30pm. They implied that motorists could park for free from 6:30pm until 8:30am. However, during these times the bays were dedicated to taxis only.
They were used along Oxendon Street, Jermyn Street and Conduit Street.
An outdoor gym has sprung up near the Houses of Parliament to encourage more people to take up exercise.
The project in Millbank Gardens is the start of a keep fit campaign by Westminster City Council. The equipment will appear in several other parks in the Spring.