23 March 2010

A cleaner greener Vassall Ward

Over the past few days local charity Trees for Cities, working in partnership with Lambeth Council and the Mayor of London, has been active planting trees across Vassall Ward to improve the local environment.

It is planned that this year over 200 trees in total will be planted in the Vassall, Coldharbour, Ferndale and Brixton Hill areas of Lambeth to bring greenery and provide colour and texture throughout the year. They will also serve as important food sources and habitats for local wildlife.

Vassall Labour Action Team member Adrian Garden (picture here with Vassall Councillor Kingsley Abrams) welcomed the initiative saying "this is really great news for Vassall Ward as trees make the plVassall Action Team members inspecting a   newly planted tree in Vassall Ward, Lambethace better for humans and for wildlife. And they will keep on bringing these benefits for years to come. "

Councillor Kingsley Abrams added "The Vassall trees are part of a two year initiative worth over £200,000 that Lambeth was able to negotiate with the Mayor of London. There will be more trees planted next year so if you can think of a road or area in Vassall that would benefit from trees get in contact with us and we will get it included in the tree planting scheme."

Further information on the Trees for Cities programme