Search

Green-fingered helpers plant 500 new trees in Dagenham park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 November 2018

Mayesbrook Park will see 500 trees planted this winter as part of 40,000 being planted in London through Sadiq Khan's Greener City Fund. Picture: LBBD

Mayesbrook Park will see 500 trees planted this winter as part of 40,000 being planted in London through Sadiq Khan's Greener City Fund. Picture: LBBD

Archant

Green-fingered volunteers planted hundreds of trees in a Dagenham park this week following a £10,000 grant.

More than 500 new trunks line the lakes in Mayesbrook Park as part of National Tree Week.

Helpers led by charity The Conservation Volunteers worked with park rangers during the planting.

Three fifths of funds for the project, or £6,000, came from the Mayor of London, with Barking and Dagenham Council stumping up the remainder, the latter said in a statement Thursday.

Among those present was deputy council leader Saima Ashraf, who planted a holly tree.

“Trees help to improve our air quality by removing pollution from the air,” she said.

“Trees in our parks and green spaces also make sure our borough a greener and healthier place.

“National Tree Week is an opportunity for our communities to come together to come together to protect our trees and by so doing the environment.”

National Tree Week runs until Sunday.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

19 minutes ago

A married couple running an off-licence caught with smuggled goods and selling alcohol to a minor have been fined more than £11,520.

What do one of Barking’s most famous footballing sons, a fictional wizard and a mean grandparent have in common?

07:42

A young man is in hospital after being stabbed repeatedly near Barking station.

07:00

Neighbours are crying out for help from police following a spate of burglaries which left them fearing for their safety.

Yesterday, 19:00

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

Yesterday, 16:00

Work on the Overground extension to Barking Riverside is set to begin next year.

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers have been knocked out in the first round in each of the last two seasons

Yesterday, 15:25

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Dagenham man who was fatally stabbed in Anerley.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now