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To: Cllr Denise Hyland, Leader of Greenwich Council

Save the Royal Hill Community Garden

Save the Royal Hill Community Garden

Allow the piece of land on Royal Hill to continue to be used as a Community Garden.
We propose that the Royal Hill Community Garden is recognised as a positive contribution to the environment and the community.

Why is this important?

More than 2000 people have initialed the board to say they like the use of this derelict space. Now the Council request that we remove everything. There are no declared plans for redevelopment yet and until there are, we request that the Community Garden remains. Daily users of the Royal Hill Community Garden range from parents and young children, people with dogs, professionals at lunchtime, retired people, unemployed people, and tourists.

The garden offers a unique opportunity for participants to create an evolving environment which is both educational and therapeutic.

There are 30 different types of creature ranging from rare stag beetles, woodlice, slugs, snails, ladybirds, spiders, bees, frogs, butterflies, moths and dragonflies, to a wren, robins, sparrows, magpies and woodpigeons.

The security of local shops and neighbours has improved and footfall brings increased business to the area.

Thousands of people are enjoying the existing garden and appreciate its contribution to the community.

Greenwich, London

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Reasons for signing

  • A very different resource to the park - I see it engage a diverse community to share learning and encouragement to help build, grow and maintain an urban garden, together - good and so rare. I've seen East London boroughs benefit from thriving community gardens then sadly face developers who have less than community in mind. I applaud this group for their generous efforts and achievement. I hope they last
  • This is a joke. There is Greenwich Park 100 metres away, probably one of the greatest parks in the world. What we need is more quality housing. If the housing design proposed for this lot was truly sympathetic and in keeping with the area there would not be complaints - you have complaints because the planning system is broken.
  • It's a unique oasis of calm which can be enjoyed for free by all ages and all groups. Please don't destroy it for the sake of a few houses. This won't solving the housing crisis.

Updates

2016-11-24 15:36:25 +0000

500 signatures reached

2016-11-22 16:15:35 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-11-22 14:30:08 +0000

50 signatures reached

2016-11-22 14:02:28 +0000

25 signatures reached

2016-11-21 18:47:02 +0000

10 signatures reached