Allow borough residents to e-petition their borough & county council to plant trees & 'edible plants' as well as 'bee-friendly' plants on communal land.

Posted on 10-07-18 by Abdul Q Number of votes: 0 | Number of comments: 2

I propose that a future Labour government allow borough residents to e-petition their borough & county council to plant trees & 'edible plants' as well as 'bee-friendly' plants on the communal land of their neighbourhood (i.e. postcode area).

 

Why? Britain at present only has 10% of it's land covered in trees and if Britain aims to meet it's climate targets then one way of meeting them is to plant more trees. Also Britain's native tree species (e.g. English Oak) is in severe decline & needs to be revived through schemes like this. Additionally due to 'outsourcing' of road maintenance by UK boroughs & counties many UK towns & cities are beginning to see willful eco-vandalism (e.g. see casual destruction of 100 year old trees in Sheffield by the outsourcing company called AMEY) and this policy of allowing borough residents to e-petition their borough & county council to plant trees & edible plants on the communal land of their neighbourhood (i.e. postcode area) would hopefully stop & reverse (i.e. begin re-planting trees that were destroyed by outsourcing stupidity) this tragic trend of destroying very old (i.e. planted during World War I) British trees. Furthermore let's also not forget that trees serve as green lungs (i.e. they breathe out much needed oxygen) & UK urban areas at present are blighted with air pollution from cars so planting more trees on communal land would also mitigate the nasty effects of the growing trend of air pollution in UK towns & cities.

 

Lastly planting 'edible plants' & 'bee-friendly plants' on communal land ensures that UK children, as well as the UK's diminish bird population, can taste all the edible fruits (e.g. blue berries) UK plants can offer as well as perhaps help the UK's declining bee population recover to higher/healthier levels.

Referring to: Environment, Energy and Culture

The Environment, Energy and Culture Policy Commission is tasked with leading Labour’s policy development on the environment, food and rural affairs, energy and climate change, and culture, media and sport.

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