The NDG 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 were involved clearing up litter and dog poo, lifting 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 were planted to help increase the biodiversity in the area.
We organised youth offenders to paint the Mile Road bridge and involved both Hackbridge Primary School, Culvers Primary School and Orchard Hill College in helping us with biodiversity surveys.