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How do you feel about the ambitions in the Natural Environment theme of the plan?
In what parks and green spaces do you think the Council should prioritise new tree planting?
The council should map out and identify areas for tree planting throughout the borough,and encourage voluntary wilding groups that can assist the council in tree planting campaign
What is your favourite green space in the Borough and why?
Do you agree that the maintenance of paths in our parks should be improved to make them more walking, cycling and wheelchair friendly?
Do you support the grass being cut less often in parts of our parks and open spaces to help reduce fuel usage and encourage biodiversity?
Do you support the Council, using funds collected from building developers, switching to electric powered parks' machinery to reduce emissions?
How could the Council encourage homeowners to green their front gardens instead of concreting or tarmacing over them?
• Planting ideas
• More promotion of Greenwich in Bloom
• Awareness campaign about environmental impact
• Advice on alternatives to hard surfacing
Do you support increased food growing opportunities in local green spaces?
Any other comments?
In order to encourage the promotion of gardens left in derelict condition, the council to facilitate a charitable entity .It would potentially offer gardening services to people in need due to old age or disability at cost price plus voluntary donations ,in order to offer a much more reduced cost to those unable to pay .This would enhance many peoples lives as well as providing increased capacity to greening and biodiversity. The Council could assist by offering operational space and perhaps minimal capital expenditure contribution towards the setting up costs.Services would include :garden clearance, running a gardening nursery, planting of fruit and veg and flowers, and trees in autumn .
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Avery Hill Park
Eltham Park South - wide open space, blossom trees and the tennis courts. 2nd is Avery Hill Park - wide open space, trees, Winter Garden and Park Run
• Encourage shift from car use
We should also encourage people to keep using the parks building on London's National Park City approach and the ParkPower initiative. Assets such as the Avery Hill Winter Garden should be utilised to their full and park's used for regular events and community gatherings - Covid permitting.
I would like to see more tree planting in the northwest of the borough, where we do not have as many parks. I would like to see more planting of trees which grow very large and provide canopy cover. It might be interesting to consider growing tiny forests in some parks and small areas of open space, https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/tiny-forests.
Greenwich Park, because it is very big, has a good variety of trees and provides amazing views.
As individuals, we're not well placed to have an overview of all parks in the borough - this q should be decided in consultation with wildlife experts and botanists as well as local residents/park users.
Maryon WIlson Park & Charlton Park
Parks and green spaces in general need more funding for both capital improvements and operational maintenance. Eg: the £1m Parks Improvement Fund is being used for what should be routine upkeep rather than the special cash injection it's been billed as.
Would love to see tree planting and rewilding take place in consultation with botanists and wildlife experts, using natural regeneration where possible as an alternative to tree planting. I 100% support less mowing - it's a win-win for wildlife and people (who get a more interesting and beautiful place).
Central reservations- so laves between existing green spaces
Greenwich park - well maintained and lack of vandalism/grsfitti due to being closed at night
Local green spaces should be for biodiversity and encouraging and allowing wildlife to move between green spaces. Food should be promoted in private residential green spaces and with more allotment sites