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Parks and Open Spaces News

Walthom Forest

Comment on plans to boost pollinator numbers

bee on clover

We all know how important pollinators are for the production of our food as well as the role they play in helping tackle the Climate Emergency.

Waltham Forest Council is currently consulting with residents to help us draft a Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which:

  • highlights the steps the Council proposes to take to help pollinators
  • suggests ways that residents, businesses and community groups can help pollinators

Read the Pollinator Action Plan

Before the Pollinator Action Plan is agreed we want to hear your views on the suggestions it contains and also any other ideas you think should be included.

Please complete this short survey by Monday 2 March 2020.

Share your views on the PAP

Langthorne Park clean up poster

Free Cycle School at Leyton Jubilee Park next week

Cycle school

From Monday 17 until Friday 21 February, Cycle Confident will host free cycle training lessons for children aged between four and nine years old.

Held at Leyton Jubilee Park, this is a great opportunity for your child to get to grips with cycling and feel confident on two wheels.

Book a free place

100,000 bulbs planted to provide spring colour

Crocus flowers

Last autumn community groups and residents across Waltham Forest swooped in and took 100,000 bulbs to plant in their local parks and open spaces to give a blaze of colour across the borough.

Watch out in your area for the first bulbs to flower

The bulbs were provided by Waltham Forest Council and reflects its work to improve biodiversity by providing pollinators and other insects with a source of food early in the year.

Species that were available included 30,000 mixed crocus, 5,000 snowdrops, 5,000 aconites, 20,000 grape hyacinth and 30,000 mixed narcissi.

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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