Greening Our Estate

At our meeting on waste and recycling people said there were problems with too little greenery and too much fly tipping.  We hope we can solve both problems by planting trees.

The idea is to plant trees or beds of plants in areas that currently look run down or are notorious for fly tipping.  This will brighten up the estate and should deter fly tippers.  It worked for Helix Road Residents Association, hopefully it will work for us too.

We’ve invited Open Orchard, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses and Father Nature to our estate to look for sites:

Planting Trees on Our Estate
Discussion with Open Orchard and others
Thursday 21st July, 7:30pm – 9pm
Meet outside the Community Centre on Abbots Park
Download publicity here

We hope to spend the first half of the evening on our a tour of the estate looking at potential sites.  We’ll spend the second half discussing how to make the planting happen.

For this to work, we need help:

  • Please come on Thursday 21st July.  It will help us see how much support there is for this project
  • Do you know any areas that would benefit from a tree, or some bedding plants.  If so please contact us
  • Open Orchard want to know what sorts of fruit trees would we like? Plums? Apples? Damsons? And are there any fruit stories from people who live there?  If you have any thoughts please contact us
  • Are you good at gardening?  If so please contact us.  We might need help maintaining trees or plants after they’re planted.  (If you’re not good at gardening but want to learn, why not contact Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses)

Together we can make this estate an even better place to live.

(This is part of a campaign to create a cleaner and greener estate.  You can read more here)

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