The next few weeks sees ‘Bloomin’ Forest Gate’ sweep across the ward to celebrate all that is green and lovely about where we live. Keep an eye out and you will see daffodils, planted by residents last year, growing and blooming in beds, tree pits, and any spare bit of earth we could find.
Please do take pictures of greenery and flowers and share using the hashtag you #bloominforestgate
We have a range of different activities and events going on, and you can see a full schedule online here: www.newham.gov.uk/bloominForestGate
Or download the brochure directly here: Bloomin’ Forest Gate
This work has come directly out of the Citizens’ Assembly where residents told us that they wanted more green, and more planting – which absolutely reflects my experience of speaking to residents who love where they live and know that more planting not only adds colour and beauty, but also encourages pollinators and biodiversity, helps cool streets, and improves drainage.
If you’d like to do more community planting then do drop me a line and I’d be happy to put you in touch with the group who are already planting as many spaces as they can find and doing a fabulous job making Forest Gate (even more) green and lovely.