Green Hubs- Connecting The Green Spaces of South West London Green Hubs Project We are working with residents, councils and community groups to create thriving habitats in small currently underutilised spaces. From roadside grass verges, to areas outside of house community centres and schools, all of these spaces can have a positive impact on Biodiversity. By improving these small areas we are able to offer increased food sources and shelter to pollinators, birds or hedgehogs. By increasing the biodiversity these spaces can support we are expanding the green corridor of South West London. The Hubs created will act as stepping stones for large green spaces combating the effects of Fragmentation (the breakdown of continuous habitats) due to urban development. The project also aims to empower the community to learn about and manage each site. Residents and community groups are encourage to have 'ownership' of their sites. The trust are running consultations with residents to plan and create these small sites. We hope to inspire and enable communities to take small actions that make a difference. What space can be a Green Hub? Any space, big or small can play its part. If a space currently isn't being used in an effective way, we want to increase its ability to support biodiversity. How do they work to support nature? By creating lots of small improvements it offers a pathway for nature creating the 'corridor effect' conservation work aims for. Be it for pollinators or hedgehogs wildlife needs to move between spaces. This project aims to help that movement. Current Green Hubs... We have worked closely with Royal Borough of Kingston council to create our first three Green hubs. These are well under way with activity days happening next month. A big thank you to all the residents, community groups, councillors and schools already involved. Hunters Road 'Green Hub' ready for the upcoming improvement works. Add your space to our Map of Green Hubs... What type of improvements can be made? Each space is different and therefore suitable for different improvement work. Some spaces will plant trees, plant bulbs or spread wildflower seed. Others will include Mini-beast hotels on the site or manage the area to be more 'wild'. We will work with you to make the most from your space. Get Involved... Do you know of a space that you would like to be added to the Green Hub network? Do you want to be a champion of your local space? Let us know and we can work together to improve the space. Email your interest to our Nature Conservation Manager: [email protected] with the subject GreenHubs and lets make small changes to make a big difference to wildlife!