NEWS RELEASE From The Office Of Jean Lambert, London's Green MEP
5th June 2006
LONDON’S GREEN MEP CALLS FOR PROTECTION OF CAPITAL’S GREEN SPACE
As the London’s Sustainability Weeks began on Sunday (June 4th ) Green MEP for London Jean Lambert, visited the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes and called for more of the Capitals green space to be protected.
The amount of green space in London has rapidly disappeared and the once open, green banks of the Thames are now built up with flats and warehouses. Rainham Marshes is the largest remaining exposure of wetland bordering the upper reaches of the Thames Estuary and with such a diverse selection of wildlife visiting Rainham each season its vital that this area is preserved.
Jean, who has successfully worked alongside local community groups to protect London’s shrinking green habitat, was thrilled to see such heritage and biodiversity at the site and said; “Rainham Marshes is the flagship for green regeneration within the Thames Gateway and with new visitor areas being developed it looks set to become an exceptional site for all Londoners to visit and learn from. I congratulate the RSPB on their initiative.
“By regenerating areas, such as Rainham Marshes, we are taking direct action for threatened wildlife and birds as well as improving the environment we live in – an essential move in today’s changing climate. The site will form an important part of the Green Grid for the Thames Gateway providing a valuable network of green space throughout the area.”