Agenda item

City Gardens Update

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.


The Committee received a report of the Director of Open Spaces which provided an update to Members on the management and operational activities across the City Gardens section since July 2020. The Director of Open Spaces highlighted that the COVID streets programme had now commenced and the successful retention of the London in Bloom Gold award.


Following a question from a Member the Director of Open Spaces confirmed that Bunhill Fields was no longer on the English Heritage at-risk register. 


The Chairman commented that the City of London Corporation was beginning to understand that open spaces and streets are deeply interchangeable, with more greening of public spaces of different types, through the use of planters. A Member commented that he agreed with this approach and noted particular thanks to City of London Gardener Nic Guerra for his work at the Rescue Nursery at All Hallows by the Tower. The Chairman noted the increased need to recognise those working outside at the City of London Corporation’s offsite locations.


RESOLVED- That the report be noted.

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