Merton Conservatives commit to £20,000 tree planting fund

Merton Conservatives are committed to improving air quality in Merton, at Budget Council we are proposing to earmark £20,000 to be spent on planting new trees around schools to improve air quality. Conservative Group Leader Cllr Nick McLean recently visited Cricket Green School to meet the pupils, and to see the new trees they have planted to improve the air quality in Mitcham.

Cllr McLean said “I am really excited by the opportunity to involve local schools in the drive to improve air quality. Cricket Green School is in one of the most polluted places in the borough, and planting trees will improve air quality for the pupils and for local residents. I want more schools to have the opportunity to plant trees and improve air quality, and that’s why the Conservatives want to ring fence £20,000 to make it happen. At Budget Council we urge all councillors to put the children of the borough first and vote in favour of our amendment.”