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Theme / The Natural Environment

Oxleas Woods looking down the steps

Oxleas Woods

The Council owns and manages approximately 554 hectares of parks and green spaces that makes up most of green spaces within the borough. Private gardens and green spaces managed by other groups make the borough one of the greenest in London. 

The storage of carbon by trees and carbon-rich ecosystems (e.g. including carbon storage in soils) plays an important role in tackling climate change. Our green spaces can help us to adapt to the changing climate, providing benefits of flood protection and temperature regulation within cities. 

Our Friends of Parks resident groups play very valuable roles in supporting the sustainability management of our parks and increasing their value in mitigating and adapting to climate change. 

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