Our green spaces need to be protected and enhanced to make Royal Greenwich more resilient to climate change and support carbon neutral living. Trees play a vital role in helping keep the air clean as well as storing carbon.
The Council owns and manages approximately 554 hectares of parks and green spaces that makes up most of green spaces within the borough. We plan to make changes which will increase the climate change resilience within our local green infrastructure and reduce emissions of our maintenance operations.Our ambitions
By spring 2021, 11 of the Borough’s housing estates will be surrounded by sea of yellow, as 9,000 new daffodil bulbs will be in bloom. Over the past few weeks, the bulbs have been planted as part of a program which aims to give the areas a new lease of life. Not only will these new flowers brighten up these areas for residents, but they will also enhance the habitat and encourage native species to return.
Alongside the 9,000 daffodil bulbs, wildflowers were planted and a total of 20 bat boxes have been installed. Purposefully letting the grass grow long in some areas encourages flowers, insects and wildlife to thrive.This is the start of an on-going engagement
The Council can’t do this alone. It is essential that residents, businesses and organisations take shared ownership of this plan to jointly make the changes that will be required over the next ten years.
We need you to help shape this Plan. By having your say you can help to build a coalition of individuals and organisations, to work together to set us on the path to becoming carbon neutral.
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