On Friday March 11th, more than 800 school children from Pinner Park Primary School will plant trees and plants in their local park, with the aim of improving and raising awareness of biodiviersity for the next generation.
As part of Pinner Park’s wider biodiversity plan, every pupil will be involved in planting a micro forest (600 trees), 150m of hedgerow (800 plants), fruit trees in Headstone Manor Park, or providing a play den (logs) for the school (opposite the park). Councillor Simon Brown, Adults & Social Care Portfolio Holder for Headstone South Ward will also be attending to support the initiative.
Pinner Park School is working closely on the project with Ground Control, a biodiversity and external maintenance business committed to enhancing and improving the physical environment.
With a commitment to plant one million trees by 2025, Ground Control is breaking new ground in biodiversity.
Following the Chancellor’s spring statement in 2019, it has become mandatory for all new English developments to demonstrate a 10% increase in biodiversity.
Ground Control is in a unique position to deliver this biodiversity net gain – as well as the company’s work with schools like Pinner Park, it works across every road, railway and river in the UK on the ground delivery through Network Rail and the Canal River Trust.
With 60,000 sites and infrastructure across the UK, Ground Control can monitor where biodiversity is an issue, where it needs to be corrected, and deliver pockets of biodiversity recovery around the country.