National Park City (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

What initiatives have been undertaken in Wandsworth to promote and improve the National Park City designation?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London was confirmed as the world’s first National Park City in July 2019 in recognition of the ambitious policies and actions I am taking to make London even greener, healthier and wilder

Since 2016 I have invested over £20m in greening London: planting 420,000 trees, improving over 500 hectares of green space, and funding over 350 community projects

My greening grant programmes have been open to applications from boroughs, charities and community groups. In Wandsworth I have funded  seven  community green space and tree planting projects, including projects to green school grounds and create habitat for wildlife in Tooting and Balham and to create a forest garden with local residents in Nine Elms. I am also supporting biodiversity improvements at King George’s Park through my Rewild London grants.

I have supported the planting of 3,719 trees in Wandsworth, through schemes including the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, community tree packs and tree giveaways.