Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Open Spaces which provided Members of the Open Spaces & City Gardens Committee with a summary of the management and operational activities across the City Gardens section since October 2019.
Members commended the Open Spaces Department on the integration of apprentices and commented that residents of the City often requested that more trees be planted. The Chairman highlighted that plants other than trees, such as shrubs and bushes, can be utilised to increase greenery in the City.
The Chairman stated that the current policy on the provision of Christmas Trees was too expensive and unstainable noting that the alternatives for festive trees would be reviewed for 2020. A Member requested a corporate approach on this be taken noting the Christmas Trees provision at many City of London managed sites. The Director of Open Spaces confirmed that alternative options for festive trees in 2020 would be reviewed and a report would be considered at the February meeting of the Open Spaces & City Gardens Committee.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.