This autumn, work will begin in Tottenham’s parks to create new and enhanced wildflower meadows, including in Chestnuts Park, Downhills Park, White Hart Lane Rec and Markfield Park.
These efforts fit within a wider framework of Haringey Labour to bring forward measures which improve air quality and promote biodiversity, in the face of increasing threats to our environment.
This measure follows the creation of a new Cabinet portfolio for ‘Climate Change and Sustainability. Cllr Kirsten Hearn is the first to hold this responsibility and will work to ensure that Climate Change and Sustainability is linked into everything we do.
Cllr Kirsten Hearn, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability, said:
“The new wildflower meadows will boost biodiversity and provide desperately needed habitat for our endangered bees, butterflies, moths, dragonflies and other pollinator species. This initiative is part of a much wider programme being developed in Haringey under Labour leadership to counter environmental degradation, including the vehicle emissions which are damaging the health of children and adults.”