Thousands of trees planted in leafy Lambeth

Another excellent outcome for the Neighbourhood Enhancement programme.

Lambeth news

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A new phase of tree planting in Lambeth got underway on Tuesday as part of the council’s Neighbourhood Enhancement Project.

Environment charity Trees for Cities will plant 300 new trees across the borough this year, taking the number planted in Lambeth over the last 12 years to well over 2000.

Lambeth’s Neighbourhood Enhancement Project involves consulting residents about what improvements they would like to see in the streets in which they live – more than 80% have identified more trees as a priority.

Council leader Lib Peck and Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Neighbourhoods, joined School children from nearby St Stephen’s School to help plant the first tree of the new phase of the project in Heyford Avenue, Oval.

Cllr Hopkins said: “This is a wonderful project that will help make Lambeth a cleaner and greener place to live.

“Trees make a big difference to the…

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Author: jackhopkins

Labour Councillor for Oval ward in London Borough of Lambeth, and Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth covering economic development, regeneration, planning and entrepreneurship. (formerly Community Safety) Interested in partnerships, training and development, social mobility and Arsenal.

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