The mayor of London, Peabody and Groundwork London are working together to produce high quality accessible green spaces across Thamesmead.

‘Making Space for Nature' aims to provide residents with spaces to enjoy fresh air and exercise, improve health and wellbeing and reduce physical and mental stress.

The initiative aims to improve the quality of life in the area.

Making Space for Nature will consist of creating innovative projects such as rain gardens to help prevent flooding and reduce pollution in waterways.

The initiative is to partner with Clever Cities, an EU funded initiative that promotes co-design and co-implementation of nature-based solutions with the tech community and stakeholders.

The scheme wants to encourage residents about the landscape in Thamesmead and would like to build a team of passionate volunteers who care about the community.

A nature forum will be held at the The Information Hub, between the hours of 5.30pm and 8pm, on January 30.

The forum will allow residents to contribute to plans with their neighbours and speak on the future of Thamesmead.

Housing association, Peabody has appointed its first-ever gardener in residence, Kat Wojnar.

Kat will support residents, schools and local organisations with planting and growing, seed sharing and producing food.

Kat Wojnar said: “Making Space for Nature is all about making the most of Thamesmead’s beautiful natural spaces and the Nature Forum is part of this.

“The Forum is an opportunity for local people, who are enthusiastic about nature, to come together.

“It’s a space to share ideas and find solutions to improve green spaces to benefit the neighbourhood and community.

“It is a real chance for people to have their say, from growing food locally to planting bulbs and making the place that they live in beautiful.”

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