Sourced from Horticulture Week
Sadiq Khan has announced an extra £3 million for his Greener City Fund and a new £1m fund for pollution-mitigation in schools open to green infrastructure and landscape projects.
The six projects to receive a £2m slice of his Greener City Fund for green space improvements include cycling and walking greenways in Barking and Ealing, park regenerations in Barnet and Lewisham, river restorations in Enfield, and new wetlands in Harrow, which will help preserve a 14th century moat.
The extra £3m announced this week brings the total for the fund to £12 million. The rest of the fund is for community green spaces and tree planting (£5m), greening the built environment (£800,000), trees and woodlands (£3m) and community engagement to help make London a National Park City (£1m).
Khan also announced a new £1m fund for pollution-mitigation in schools. Schools have already started installing green infrastructure as a result of an initiative launched by Khan last year, following detailed air quality audits which were carried out in 50 schools across 23 London boroughs by global engineering consultancy WSP.