Agenda item

City Gardens update

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.


The Committee received a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the update for the City Gardens section since December 2020. The Director of Open Spaces informed the Committee that the report on the Finsbury Circus Reinstatement was now included in the non-public section of the agenda. In addition, the Director invited Members to provide any further comments on the Draft Biodiversity Action Plan in the proceeding two weeks.


The Director of Open Spaces informed the Committee of the vandalism experienced at the City Christmas Tree noting that key lessons learnt on this had been taken on board by Officers. The Committee commented on their disappointment that this had taken place and encouraged Officers to take all necessary action to resolve this.


A Member questioned the use of mixed hedging at Moor Lane and whether the proposed design provided an increased or decreased amount of garden compared with what was there previously. The Director of Open Spaces replied that an answer to this point would be provided to the Member in question. Further to a query regarding a cycle lane in Moor Lane’s usage for lorries it was noted by the Chairman of the Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee that he would investigate this issue.


RESOLVED- That the report be noted.


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