MP for Ilford South, Mike Gapes, joined more than 500 other MPs to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy - a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.
Badgers, amphibians, rare birds and reptiles may be re-housed from their existing habitats in a contested section of land near Fairlop Waters Country Park set to become the site of a lorry through road.
Outraged wildlife campaigners are protesting plans to create a haul road within the boundary of Fairlop Waters Local Nature Reserve (LNR) fearing that a barrage of lorries will frighten away rare birds and harm trees.
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