February 2012: Landscaping work has started on the Broadwater Green site in Thamesmead. Trees for Cities and London Play are working in partnership to create a new play-scape and plant new trees and plants in the park.

To get the community involved, Trees for Cities are holding a community planting day at the park on Saturday 11 February from 11am-3pm. In return for getting your green-fingered hands dirty there will be snacks and tea, coffee and soup to keep you warm. There will also be live music, arts and crafts and face painting to keep you motivated.

For a great day out come along and join in the fun. All are welcome so come along and plant a tree but don’t forget to wrap up warm!

For more information download the flyer below or contact Nina at Trees for Cities on 020 7820 4420.

Taking nature to the streets
July 2012: Another partnership during the same period was established with the Friends of Fortune Street Park in Islington where we supported the delivering of outdoor play opportunities in their local open space. The aim was utilise the natural elements of the open space, and through the use of low cost, simple everyday objects we
Dora explorers
Children performed theatrical sketches to show audiences what they have learned about World War One and its impact on children's lives at that time. The performances covered everything from the Girl Guides' role in the war and young boys working in factories, to children’s parks being taken over by the military.


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