500 signatures reached
To: Cllr Denise Hyland, Leader of Greenwich Council
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.