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Thamesmead residents help boost area’s green space

PUBLISHED: 11:23 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 22 March 2017

Thamesmead residents were out planting trees last week

Thamesmead residents were out planting trees last week

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More than 20 residents were out last week

South Thamesmead has nearly 20 new trees to help keep the area green and open.

Last Friday, 25 residents came together to plant nine Hornbeam and 10 Liquid Amber trees in the Parkview area in an event funded by the mayor of London’s ‘tree programme’.

Local housing group Peabody helped organise the event.

Director of landscape design and management for Thamesmead, Phil Askew, said: “Thank you to everyone, including the volunteers, Peabody and GLA staff for not only attending our tree planting activity but taking part with such enthusiasm.

“The green open spaces and waterways in Thamesmead are two of the town’s greatest assets which Peabody is committed to improving for residents to enjoy.”

Thames21 Thamesmead Canals & River Cray project officer, Jessica Becher said: “With the help of volunteers, schools, youth groups and families, we can turn these waterways and park spaces not only into fantastic places for the public to enjoy and learn about, but great places for biodiversity to flourish.”

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