Wetlands win funding

By Natalie Vincent - Mon 11 June 2018, 2:44 pm

Enfield is one of six councils to win more than 2 million of grant funding from the mayor of London to improve green space across the city.

The grant will be used to restore a section of the Turkey Brook on the northern edge of Albany Park by excavating a new channel that brings the river into the park. As well as creating a new habitat for wildlife and a diverse landscape for park users to enjoy, this will create a flood storage area that will reduce flood risk and create more than 300m of improved footpaths and cycleways.

There are also plans for a community hub, seating, enhancements to the existing woodland area and new entry points to help connect surrounding neighbourhoods to Albany Park.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, Guney Dogan, said: "I would like to firstly congratulate Enfield Council’s team for successfully securing this generous grant from the mayor and garnering support for this project. We can now push ahead with help from the community so this spectacular space can be enjoyed for generations to come.

"While protecting hundreds of homes from flood risks and improving the brook itself, we also hope to unite people with nature and bring the community together to learn about sustainability in urban parks. I thoroughly look forward to seeing this project come to life."