Cheam trees2 I joined Cheam councillors Graham Whitham and Jonathan Pritchard and Cheam Ward Action Team member Holly Ramsey, to undertake some tree planting in Cheam Park earlier today. It was a crisp, but dry and sunny morning which helped encourage a good number of people and families to come out and help plant a significant number of trees in the Park near the playground. This batch has augmented those planted last year and was once again funded from Public Realm money granted by the Conservative-led Local Committee.

Public Realm money is of course taxpayers’ money, but which is ¬†spent by local councillors and representatives of residents’ association rather than officers in the Civic Offices. If you want to get involved in local decision making or just want to find out more about what is being planned for Cheam, keep an eye on the council website for details of forthcoming meetings of the Sutton South, Cheam & Belmont Local Committee¬†and Cheamlive – the informative website of your local Cheam councillors, Graham and Jonathan

Thanks too to Ben Morris and his team of council tree specialists who gave up their time to prepare the ground and show us how to discover our green fingers in double quick time.