So, we can tell you about Energy Gardens.
The Energy Garden project is a partnership project delivered by Repowering London, Groundwork and Transport for London.And we can also tell you that Energy Gardens are looking at opportunities to have a fully funded team of people working with residents and staff to design, build and maintain gardens on Seven Sisters, White Hart Lane, Bruce Grove, Haringey Green Lanes, and South Tottenham overground stations, as well as their satellite schools and hospitals.
Over the next 2 years the Energy Garden team will be supporting communities across London to transform up to 50 London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities.
We also have plans to identify a larger solar energy site to secure a long-term income for the gardens. Click here to find out more about Energy Garden's solar programme
Energy Gardens will promote food and energy security, create resilient communities and improve the health and well-being of Londoners.
Well, Redbridge has a few overground stations (this includes surface tube stations) and satellite schools and hospitals (for the time being) so the question is do they know about this and if so what are they doing about it, if anything?
Energy Garden provides a wide range of unique opportunities for your Local Authority, schools and hospitals to help local people, to improve the local environment and create a socially smart city. Why not email your local councillors? They probably don’t know either …
I can also report that Tottenham Regeneration Team (part of Haringey Council) are working with environmental and health partners to develop a community food growing and healthy eating project. It is an estate based initiative and so will have a strong community focus with the residents in Northumberland Park.