almost 2 years ago
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Underplanting the trees
What are you commenting on? (You can select more than one or add your own with 'Other'. If you want some suggestions, we've put some questions on the 'About' page to get you started).
• Biodiversity Enhancements
How does it make you feel?
Why do you feel this way?
I love the trees that line the street, but feel like there's a missed opportunity without wildflowers underplanted.
What can Camden Council do to help?
Add or encourage residents to grow wildflowers or other plants with the trees. It seems like it could be a low-cost way to add more greenery, but also to support wildlife.
What can you do to help?
During the coronavirus lockdown, have local green and natural spaces become more, or less important to your health and wellbeing?
What have been your main reasons for visiting green and natural spaces recently? (select up to three)?
• For physical health and exercise
• For mental health and well being
• Spend time with friends
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Coconut Grove community garden should be allowed to exist
• Community Projects
• Urban Greening
• Access to Nature
• Habitat Improvement
• New Developments
Over the past year, the community has started regenerating the previously trashed vacant lot across from the Lord Palmerston & next to Somerset House, but it was recently chained and locked up with no explanation
Deem that the space should be a community green space as long as there are no other permitted plans for any other type of development on the lot. The owners have tried multiple times to apply for planning permission since the 1960s, but was never approved as this space (looking back at old maps) was always deemed to be a community green space. We should be allowed access and a place to grow food while there are no other uses, rather than letting it collect rubbish and be fenced off by graffitied panels and chain link fencing. Most people who walk by when we were working in the lot, including immediate neighbor’s on both sides and across the street, have always said they were so happy to see the land turned into a useful green space and many have even joined the effort to help out themselves! It would be such a shame for this to end and see it go back to being just another urban tip.
What can organisations, community groups and businesses in Camden do to help?
Come lend a hand or donate soil woodchip or plants!
I’ve been volunteering my time to pick litter and grow food, herbs and other bulbs and plants in the space
• A break from TV / other electronic devices
• To get fresh air
• To take a lunch break / break from work
• To connect to nature / watch wildlife
• Learn / explore something or somewhere new / challenge myself
• To walk a dog
Some waste land that group of loca people turned into a community vegetable garden
This plot of land was full of rubbish and some local came and turned it into a community vegetable garden. Then the owners closed it off.
Give local people the rights to take over neglected spaces for the community
Inform local gardening groups about who owns these neglected spaces This saves local groups having to spend money doing searches on the Land Registry.
Support local groups in transforming these neglected spsces
I am part of a guerilla gardening group that transforms these green spaces
Local green space
• Green Space Management
• Nature Surveys
Happy but concerned!
Buy the land to secure its future as green space/nature reserve and permaculture-inspired community garden. Residents of Chetwynd Road and local community gardeners' group as well as tenants of the adjacent buildings have enjoyed this green space, which always has been a much needed breathing space and the only "gap" in otherwise densely built up Chetwynd Road. There is no other wild green space along the entire road, which is the busiest residential road in the borough and has problems with heavy-traffic.
We need support to continue to use this space for wider community benefit and biodiversity enhancement of the area.
Garden for wildlife and volunteer my time.
• Advised to by GP / health professional
Large pavement area on mutton place estate
It's all paved over and ends up being a dumping ground for fly tipping and rubbish
Create a small woodland shade / wildflower planted area similar to space by the royal free. Would encourage bees and pollinators and make the area less prone to rubbish dumping.
Find ways of creating green spaces out of unused or under-utilised spaces, especially small plots.
Volunteer my time and design capabilities(I'm a garden designer