Greening South Woodford: final week to reach the target

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The South Woodford Society is making a final push in it’s Greening South Woodford fundraiser, which runs until 28 February. 

“At the moment, we are 65% of our full target of £7,342 and have just a few days left. Large pledges have come from London Borough of Redbridge, the Coop and a grant from the Daily Mirror, as well as new estate agents to the area The Stow Brothers, but if we don’t reach the target, all will be lost!” said a spokesperson.

The aim is to make South Woodford a better place to live, work and visit by improving the look, air quality, recreation opportunities and community cohesion of the area.

“There are three main locations we want to improve. An orchard which has been established by local people and is now ready for the next stage of making it a community meeting area where residents can tend and benefit from its produce as well as sit and enjoy. Local families and schools can visit to better understand wildlife and their habitats. The second is a plot of land we’ve named Eastwood Green, which we would like to regenerate with flower beds, play opportunities for children and a meeting area for local people including a community herb garden created by local people for local people. Thirdly, we would like to support a local gardening group with resources to enhance the amazing work they already carry on flowerbeds in the area. Plans include a community composting project, which will reduce waste and recycling and feed all three areas.”

To make a pledge, click here.

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