Sustainable Hackney's work
Greenprint for Biodiversity and Green Spaces in Hackney
- Reverse the loss of open space - we need 25 acres of new open spaces to reverse the losses since 2009.
- Improve access to nature - create new green spaces for new residents; 1 Ha of new green space per 10,000 new residents.
- Expertise in ecology - our council should employ ecologists in both the Parks and Planning Departments.
- Beyond Green Flag - our parks should go well beyond Green Flag standards and provide: safe, popular, active parks for everyone to enjoy, a mixture of casual, free and organised sport/exercise facilities, maximum diversity and density of wildlife, sophisticated, sustainable habitat management, and community led park development.
- Care for our green spaces - we need a well trained, properly paid and staffed grounds maintenance and ranger service.
- An active park forum – our Park Forum needs a funded co-ordinator to facilitate dynamic volunteer user groups representing all communities at all major parks and green spaces.
- Create two new Sites of Special Scientific Interest - SSSI status for Abney Nature Reserve and East Reservoir.
- Tree protection - All trees over 100 years old should be fully protected.
- Zero pesticide borough – our council and our residents stop using pesticides and use only organic methods of pest control.
- Planning policies that protect nature and biodiversity from development
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