Greening the Greenway

RESIDENTS from five boroughs put their green fingers to the test when they helped to plant more than 200 trees along one of the routes to the Olympic Park.

They were joined by contractors from the Olympic Delivery Authority to plant the trees and plants which are part of multi-million pound improvements to the 2.3km route which connects the Olympic Park to Victoria Park and West Ham station. They planted willows, jasmine and gorse shrubs and Virginia creepers along the Greenway making it a greener space and providing new habitats for wildlife.

Thousands of people are already making the most of the resurfaced and wider cycle and footpath, new signage, seating, improved access points and the View Tube cafe and community venue.

John Hopkins, ODA Project Sponsor, said: “It’s important to involve local people in the new green spaces that we are creating in and around the Olympic Park. The Greenway is already becoming a real asset to the community and these trees and shrubs will make the area even more enjoyable for people while providing new habitats for wildlife.”

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