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Dead and Dying Trees in Lewisham’s Parks and Open Spaces

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These photos show just some of the many trees at Mountsfield Park and other Lewisham parks that are dead or dying due to strimmer and mower damage by Lewisham Council and their parks and open spaces contractors. The Lewisham Council parks managers instruct their landscape contractors to keep grass short right up to the base of each tree for a tidy appearance and because it is currently part of the Lewisham Glendale contract specification. Unfortunately the Lewisham parks and open spaces contractor does not have sufficient capacity or resources to achieve a short grass sward next to trees without harming them. The strimmer and mower damage can cause a tree to die quickly or slowly. External funding is sought by volunteers for replacement tree planting eg London Tree and Woodland Awards. The future of newly planted trees in Lewisham’s Parks and open spaces is uncertain if Lewisham Council…

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Sacred trees

https://uk.lush.com/article/spiritual-connection-nature

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Communities to have a greater say in protecting trees

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Communities to have a greater say in protecting trees, Government consultation for better protection of UK trees. Deadline 28 Feb 2019
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/forestry/protecting-trees-and-woodlands/

Communities objecting to tree felling Sheffield residents objecting to street tree felling

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Lewisham top London borough for its parks and green spaces service – Good Parks For London 2018

Well done Lewisham Council, Glendale and the Lewisham parks group volunteers for maintaining and improving our parks and green spaces in 2018!
https://glhearn-publications.cld.bz/Good-Parks-for-London-2018

Lewisham is the top borough for its parks and green spaces service in  ‘Good Parks for London 2018′
The London borough parks services were assessed by the Parks for London charity for  ‘Good Parks For London 2018‘ .  The scores above are for the following performance criteria:
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We need to bring back wildwoods!

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Deadline for Lewisham’s Parks and Open Spaces Online Consultation Sunday 28th October 2018

Please complete the Lewisham’s Parks and Open Spaces Online Consultation – Deadline Sunday 28th October 2018
https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/environment/newparks/

Your views and opinions are important as they will help the Council to make the right decisions.

Lewisham Council will use the information from this survey to influence the Council’s new Local Plan and Parks & Open Spaces Strategy.

Current parks and open spaces strategy:

Lewisham parks and open spaces strategy 2012 -2017

Lewisham parks and open spaces study 2010

Lewisham parks and open spaces maintenance specification

Lewisham parks and open spaces budget breakdown 2014

Appendix 75_2018 The Cleansing of Parks and Green Spaces spec

Appendix 76 Key Performance Indicators

A plan of your local Lewisham park is available from greenscene@lewisham.gov.uk
Each plan shows areas of trees, grass, and might include ornamental planting, shrubs, meadow etc.

For more information about the parks and open spaces study and strategy email: nick.pond@lewisham.gov.uk

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