We want to grow a greener Britain by creating or transforming green spaces across the UK.
Since staring last year we have planted an area of shrubs on the west of the park and some whips on the north end. At Christmas we planted a Christmas tree out the back of the cafe. Our next plan in to further improve this area, using colourful reclaimed barrels planted with a year round display of plants and flowers, in partnership with the local community and Waltham Forest council. We are a community group formed of local residents who have come together to make a difference. We began in 2016, with our first planting where we gathered over 30 residents to plant a group of whips on the north edge of the park. Over time our aims are: - to improve the biodiversity of the park - promote community recreation in the park - foster greater use of this shared space by the whole of the local community Ultimately, we want to act as a champion and catalyst for greater community pride and respect for the local area.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We believe if the park is a more attractive and biodiverse space it will make it a more valued place for local residents and all users of the park, increasing community ownership of the area and reducing anti social behaviour and littering. We hope our work as a community group will foster a new social links, engendering a sense of belonging to those who take part. Ultimately, together with the Hub and the new Community cafe, we will work towards transforming Higham Hill Park and the local area for the good of everybody.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Higham Hill Park
London Borough of Waltham Forest
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