Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth win Olympic Legacy Grant for bee project

Residents of Gordon Road at the seed planting last May

Residents of Gordon Road at the seed planting last May

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Environmentalists have been awarded an Olympic Legacy Grant for a bee project.

Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth have named the project Seeds for Snaresbrook.

Diana Korchien, coordinator of Wanstead & Woodford Friends of the Earth, said: “This will create a healthy environment for bees and other pollinators. It will also obviate the need for spraying pesticides or herbicides in the tree pits, thereby reducing local pollution at a stroke, and making our streets lovely to walk through.”

The project will be promoted with a free public screening of More Than Honey, a film based on what could happen if bees became extinct, at Wanstead Library, Spratt Lane on April 25 at 7pm.

A Q&A will take place after the film, with Redbridge's Nature Conservation Officer Francis Castro and representatives of Essex Beekeepers and The Bumblebee Trust.

To book a free seat at the film screening , click here.
 

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