Green space, community forests

Green space, community forests

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Improves health and well being Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? Because new estates are beinv buolt with littld od no gardens, bo communitg space, no parks fir kids, dog walkers or exercise.

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We know that looking at green environment lowers the level of stress hormones compared to urban views, also that our streets are breaking international clean air legislation. We need to prioritise trees and plants in all our streets. Increasing active travel and public transport and reducing car use could make some space!

Community Woodlands lock up carbon, produce oxygen, harbor precious wildlife, increase biodiversity and absorb pollutants. They are shown to increase the wellbeing of communities in which they are situated. Parks are often formalized and sanitized whereas Community Woodlands can provide a wilder experience more akin to natural environments. They can also become economic assets for communities if managed by and for them in a sustainable way.

Green space, common space; space for children to play safely, and for adults to accompany them and gather, sit, feel they own the space....All brings community wellbeing

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