Our green assets, communal gardens and open spaces cover more than 40 hectares and include at least 8,000 trees. Peabody is responsible for caring for these, through our two teams of gardeners and an external contractor.
Each resident is responsible for maintaining their own front and rear garden. However, help is available for vulnerable residents and for issues such as problems with neighbours.
We will manage any trees of significant size in residents' gardens, with priority given to trees identified in our annual programme. Our policy is to keep trees, wherever possible, so requests for removal will almost certainly be refused unless there are very good reasons.
Working with residents, we have identified 40 estates for our IMPROVE programme of environmental enhancements. Where resources permit, we continue to work with tenants associations and residents groups on landscape improvement projects, with advice on design and management, fund-raising and working with external organisations.
We work with a range of partners:
The partners provide funds, support and additional expertise to our environmental work.
To encourage good practice, we are working with Notting Hill Housing in the Neighbourhoods Green project. Launched in 2003 to promote the benefits of well-designed, well-managed space to social landlords, it has already resulted in guidance and seminars on a range of issues, including children's play and biodiversity.