New Trees For Wandsworth
Borough now included in Mayor's Street Tree Programme
150 new trees are due to be planted throughout the borough thanks to a £25,000 grant. The area of planting will run from the north of Clapham Junction Station, within the boundaries of the railway line from Wandsworth Town to the south, Wayford Street to the east and York Road to the north until it rejoins the railway line.
The money has been awarded by the Greater London Authority in partnership with the Forestry Commission. It means Wandsworth is now included in the Mayor of London's Street Tree Programme, which aims to plant 10,000 trees across the capital in the mayor's first term of office.
Local people are being encouraged to get involved in the project. The council is working with contractor Groundwork London to consult with residents until December 15.
Executive Member for Environment and Culture, Cllr Sarah McDermott, said the project will make a significant area of Clapham Junction greener:
"These new trees will greatly enhance this part of the borough and we're very happy that our application for funds was successful. We would now urge local residents to have their say to ensure the views of the people of Clapham Junction are taken into account.”
If you live in this area and would like to learn more about the project and ways that you can be involved, call Groundwork on (020) 8687 4050 or the council's tree section on (020) 8871 6370 by December 15.
Find out more about tree planting and protection in the borough at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/trees
December 7, 2010