National Tree Week means more trees to improve air quality in parks across the borough

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Parks and Open Spaces News

Walthom Forest

National Tree Week

National Tree Week logo 2019

By April 2020 we will have planted around 1,800 more new trees across the borough as part of our work on the climate emergency to improve air quality.

A key part of that planting programme will take place during National Tree Week (Saturday 23 November to Sunday 1 December 2019 when we will be planting trees in nine parks across the borough.

The tree species will be specimen pine trees which are particularly effective at improving air quality. This is funded by the Greener City Fund Community Tree Planting Grant Scheme,

The parks which will get these trees are:

  • Chase Lane Park, 17 Waverley Avenue, Chingford
  • Drapers Field Park, Temple Mills Lane, Leyton
  • Kitchener Road Park, Walthamstow
  • Leyton Jubilee Park, Seymour Road, Leyton
  • Leyton Manor Park, Capworth Street, Leyton
  • Mansfield Park. Mansfield Hill, Chingford
  • Memorial Park, Chingford Mount Road, Chingford
  • Pimp Hall Park, Simmons Lane, Chingford
  • St James Park, Essex Road, Walthamstow
Cheney Row Park trees

Earlier this year, as part of a £1.2 investment in Cheney Row Park, Walthamstow, we planted 467 trees including semi-mature trees.

This was the largest single planting of trees that has happened in a Waltham Forest Park which reflects the Council's commitment to tackling the climate emergency.

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Thanks to everyone who has filled out the climate emergency survey so far, we know that planting more trees and plants is a priority for our residents in how we can tackle the climate emergency, with 90 per cent of respondents saying they want the Council to do more of this in the future.

A further 84 per cent want us to continue helping wildlife and nature to thrive.

Responses to the climate emergency survey will help the Climate Emergency Commission shape recommendations and help the Council to shape a local Climate Strategy to tackle this global issue. Please take five minutes to fill in the survey.

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Development pays for MUGA at Rolls Park

Rolls Park MUGA Lena Kennedy Close

Around £100,000 of improvements will be made to Rolls Park and Sports Ground, in Hickman Avenue, funded from the Centenary House scheme in Lena Kennedy Close.

Proposals could include installing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) which may include:

  • An Energy Cross Trainer
  • An Energy Spinning Bike
  • An Energy Recumbent Bike
  • A Smart Energy Hand Bike, which can also be used by wheelchair users
  • Two Outdoor Table Tennis Tables
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Football Goals

There will also be a footpath link from Centenary House to Rolls Park.

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Lend a helping hand in your local park

Pimp Hall Park fence repairs

Do you want to be involved in improving your local park? 'Friends of Parks' groups work with the Council's Parks and Open Spaces Team to create better open spaces.

Each group helps care for a specific park or green space in the borough.

All Waltham Forest residents are welcome to join a Friends Group, or help to establish one in your local green space.

Contact us for details of your local Friends Group

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