Sustainable environment


What you can do

Biodiversity is all about the things which live in the various habitats around us. As humans we’re part of that ourselves. We need to make sure we don’t upset the natural balance in order to survive. 

You can increase biodiversity by:

  • creating a pond in our garden
  • stop using pesticides
  • putting up bird boxes
  • preventing litter which harms wildlife
  • planting pollinator-friendly flowers
  • planting trees.

If you don’t have a garden, you could sponsor a tree in a local woodland. You could become a friend of your local park, an amazing habitat for wildlife.

Even letting a corner of your garden become a bit ‘untidy’ can increase the benefit to nature. Our gardens add up to 1,000,000 acres and can make a huge difference to local biodiversity.

What we do

We manage lots of wildlife-rich parks across the borough, as well as green space and local nature reserves.  As part of the Sustainable Environment Strategy we have a programme of urban tree planting and work with schools planting trees for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.