One stop shop to improve urban green space
Did you know that City West Homes in Pimlico have received an award for attracting wildlife to their communal green space or that community tree planting packs are available for use in local shared spaces? Do you want to get ideas for starting your own food growing project, learn more about how to attract wildlife to your garden, want to set up your own gardening group, or apply for funding?
These are just some of the ideas which can be found on a new interactive website, launched today by Neighbourhoods Green, as a one stop shop for social housing providers, land managers and residents to share best practice and find out how to improve green space on their estates.
Neighbourhoods Green is a partnership of environmental and social organisations which aim to raise awareness on the importance of green space for social housing. They recognise that the quality of people’s homes is influenced by the spaces around them. These spaces play a major role in how residents feel about where they live, and can have a profound impact on people’s health and well-being. They also provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the spaces on their doorstep! The Partnership offers support to social landlords to raise the quality of green space design, management and safe use.
Rob Cameron, Natural England Head of London said:
“Nearly a quarter of London’s households live in social housing, so I’m delighted that this website has been launched to inspire land managers and encourage Londoners to make a real difference to the quality and enjoyment of the communal spaces where they live.”
Helen Williams, Assistant Director Neighbourhoods at the National Housing Federation said:
“This website will really help to enthuse people about opportunities to get involved in green space activities on their doorsteps. We also hope it will provide social landlords and residents with the information and resources they need to work together to create attractive and well used open spaces on estates and in their neighbourhoods.”
For more information on the Partnership and to find out how you can improve your local green space visit www.neighbourhoodsgreen.org.uk today!