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A Councillor for the Leytonstone Ward in Waltham Forest for the past 19 years, Clyde has a deep understanding of the workings of local and National Government. He understands how policies are developed and shaped, to deliver for local residents and communities. Widely respected in local government circles across the political spectrum, Clyde stood down as Leader of Waltham Forest in May ‘09, after 6 years at the helm. He is a member of the London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee.

As Chair of the North London Waste Authority for the past 10 years -the country’s second largest waste authority, dealing with over 3% of the countries waste – he is overseeing the planning and delivery of the replacement of the Edmonton ‘Energy from Waste’ plant- one of Europe’s oldest. He is also delivering a funded 3 year programme of waste minimisation activity including food waste events, targeted social media communication for ‘millennials’ and events such as the annual London Upcycling Show, ‘Swishing Party’s’ and themed Halloween events such as ‘Pumpkin Rescue’.

He is the Deputy Leader and Environment Portfolio Holder in Waltham Forest, where he leads on waste and recycling issues for the Council. In this role he has championed new interventions and initiatives to the range of waste minimisation activities including ‘Repair Cafes’ and ‘Yard Sales’.

He is also a founding member of the London Waste and Recycling Board, after 2 terms he stepped down and now chairs ‘Resource London’ a partnership between WRAP and LWARB, working to deliver improved recycling rates in London’s boroughs.

During his time as member of the Local Government Association Environment Board he led on waste matters including chairing the 2013 LGA Waste Review – ‘Wealth from Waste’ and the 2014 LGA Reuse Commission.

In 2013 Clyde was made an honorary member of the Chartered Institute for Wastes Management (CIWM).

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