Planting a future

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 14 February 2018, 4:35 pm

A wetlands project in Enfield that is due to open later this year has taken another step towards fruition, with schoolchildren and residents planting seedlings on World Wetlands Day.

A ceremony was held on 2 February at The Prince of Wales Wetlands where the initial planting and dedication of names to young tree seedlings took place

Around 1,000 tree saplings will eventually be planted, along with 50 grown trees.

The development of the open space forms part of Enfield Council's efforts in building strong communities.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, Daniel Anderson, said: "The wetlands will both reduce flood risk to local properties and will help create a more diverse habitat for our wildlife. Over time it will also provide an exciting outdoor learning space.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and nurture this fantastic environmental and educative project."