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Hackney Homes set to improve biodiversity

With the successful adoption of the ‘Grow your own’ food initiative and ‘Garden swap’ schemes, Hackney Homes is now turning to residents to urge them to help enhance biodiversity within their estate.

As part of Hackney’s Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), Hackney Homes has committed to allocate 20% of grassland on estates for biodiversity, where possible, and install and maintain bat and nest boxes to enhance biodiversity.

To achieve this, the organisation is working with the Tenant Resident Associations across the borough to ensure that locations for possible wildflower meadows or nests are identified.

Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Adviser for Hackney Homes, Hackney Council
It’s important to protect nature within urban environments and as a responsible housing provider we want to ensure that where possible biodiversity is enhanced within our estates.
Cllr Philip Glanville, Cabinet Adviser for Hackney Homes, Hackney Council

From micro-organisms to plants and birds, biodiversity plays a vital role in cleaning our air, reducing flooding and improving our wellbeing, especially in urban areas such as Hackney.

Hackney Homes residents interested in helping to safeguard biodiversity should contact their local Tenant Resident Association (TRA) or Horticultural Manager Veronika Kozlova on 020 8356 1934 or email EES@hackney.homes.org.uk