Saturday, 20 March 2010

Granville Road Spinney gets a clear up



Volunteers including myself and Jayne Forbes, one of my fellow Green Party candidates for Stroud Green, cleaned up Granville Road Spinney today. Bags of litter were cleared from the wooded area, meaning the green space will look its best this Spring.

Granville Road Spinney is a small wood which is an oasis of calm for local residents. There’s a wonderful mix of trees including plum, cherry, hornbeam, hazel and willow. There’s also a range of other woodland flowers, including daffodils, crocuses, ramsons and three-cornered leek. There are also several edible plants including wild garlic.

The area also provides a welcome habitat for wildlife – volunteers uncovered a toad, to the delight of my three year old daughter, Clementine, who also mucked in (sort of!).

I often take some time out in Granville Road Spinney – it’s truly a local treasure. It was a pleasure to help make it an even better place to spend time.

Daffodils and crocuses are pushing their way through the soil, a sure sign that Spring is in the offing - at long last!

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