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Wild Wanstead call for volunteers to save birds and bees by planting flower beds

PUBLISHED: 15:15 05 April 2018

Wanstead community gardener Marian Temple installed an insect hotel at the Corner House garden. Picture: WILD WANSTEAD

Wanstead community gardener Marian Temple installed an insect hotel at the Corner House garden. Picture: WILD WANSTEAD

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Wanstead residents are being called on to plant flower beds beneath trees to help nuture the borough’s birds, butterflies and bees.

Wild Wanstead. Logo: Wild WansteadWild Wanstead. Logo: Wild Wanstead

Community group Wild Wanstead is looking for volunteers to seed tree pits as part of a campaign to turn the town into a garden nature reserve.

It follows on from Seeds for Snaresbrook, which took place in 2014, funded by Redbridge Council and co-ordinated by Friends of the Earth.

The group’s Paul Donovan, who was also involved in Seeds for Snaresbrook, said: “It will help the wildlife in the area and transform our roads into a sea of dramatic colour.”

This initiative is part Wild Wanstead’s larger project to create a green corridor between Wanstead Flats, Wanstead Park, Epping Forest and the River Roding.

The tree pit planting campaign awaits approval from Redbridge Council, which will not come until after local elections take place on May 3.

In the meantime, Wild Wanstead is looking for volunteers willing to donate time, compost or seeds to get in touch.

For more information go to www.wildwanstead.org


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