In response to the Mayor’s announcement that a new community orchard will be planted on the communal areas of the Loughborough Estate in Lambeth, local London Assembly Member, Florence Eshalomi AM, said:
“Our green spaces are precious, enhancing the quality of life for local people and helping to mitigate the pressing issue of air pollution. So, the planting of these new trees will provide a significant boost for our community, and a step forward in making London the world’s first National Park City.
“Today, we have also seen the Mayor launch a £1.5 million woodland fund, so I would urge local charities and organisations to bid for their share of it. Everyone in the community can also get involved with mass tree planting events taking place across the capital later this year on the 1st and 2nd of December”.
Notes to editors
-The Mayor of London has also launched a £1.5 million woodland fund that boroughs, charities and public sector land owners can bid for.
-There will also be mass tree planting events taking place across London on the 1stand 2nd of December 2018.
-Florence Eshalomi AM is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark