Boris to create £30,000 “tropical park” in Tottenham

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced plans to spend £30,000 on the creation of a “tropical park” in (distinctly non-equatorial) Tottenham.

The proposed park, on West Green Road in north London, will be one of several smaller urban transformation schemes which form the Mayor’s “Pocket Parks” project.

Tottenham’s park will turn a piece of rundown and unused land into a green area filled with unusual tropical plants.

Councillor John Bevan, Haringey Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Creating a cleaner, greener West Green Road to support businesses and boost trade is an important part of our ambitious plans for Tottenham.

“This funding will help us create an urban oasis that will give shoppers the chance to take a breather in a flourishing green corner of Tottenham.”

The Mayor has set aside £2m for 100 similar regeneration projects. Each “pocket park” will be roughly the size of a tennis court, and will be situated on under-used land.

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