More trees for Queen’s Park streets this Autumn

Street trees are an important local amenity, providing clean air, shade, a home for wildlife. Well-maintained trees make our streets attractive, helping to enhance community pride and to reduce anti-social behaviour, but they don’t last for ever and there are currently some streets in the Queen’s Park area with large gaps where trees have been removed. QPARA members have voted to donate £4,000 to Brent Council to replace many of them, close to their original locations. We have also been granted £4,000 for the project from the neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This will enable us to fund a total of 32 street trees around our conservation area and Brent Council’s contractors will start planting them in October.

In addition to the QPARA donation and CIL money, some residents are clubbing together to pay for trees on their streets. Each tree has a one-off cost of £250; if you would like to discuss having a tree planted in your road at the same time as the QPARA street trees project is being delivered, please email hussain@khan.cc, the QPARA street tree lead.

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