I was delighted to cut the ribbon on the newly declared Unigate Wood nature reserve. During the pandemic, our green spaces have been an important outlet for exercise, entertainment and escapism. Unigate Wood is one of two newly declared Local Nature Reserves in Streatham as part of Lambeth Council’s Climate Action Plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency facing our planet.
It has been great to witness council and community working together to transform the Wood into the hidden gem it is today. In a borough where 60 per cent of households are living in flats without access to private outdoor space, we’re building a greener community where everyone can get out into lovely green spaces.