The NDG have applied for a grant from the Mayor’s Outer London Fund to help tidy up the path leading to Mile Road Bridge as this will eventually become an entrance to the Wandle Valley Regional Park.
Local people will be involved to clear up the litter and dog poo, lift canopies of trees and widen the path by cutting back ground vegetation. Although the bramble and nettles that are already there are not the most attractive, they are great for habitat and some will be maintained. Additional shrubs and climbers will be planted to help increase the biodiversity in the area.
We are planning to involve both Hackbridge Primary School, Culvers Primary School and Orchard Hill College in helping us with biodiversity surveys.
We are still waiting to hear from Network Rail whether we can plant a new butterfly garden on top of the bridge!