Clendish Woods (Tottenham Marsh) has been brought back to life thanks to a partnership project launched with the support of Luka Modric this week.
Children from Sunrise Primary School, local community groups and volunteers came together to celebrate this newly developed urban landscape. Partly funded by the Forestry Commission's London Tree and Woodland Grant Scheme, the unique project is managed by environmental regeneration charity Groundwork London.
Luka attended the launch to show the Club's support and delight some very excited school children. "Tottenham Marshes provide the ideal spot for families to get out and enjoy their local parks," he said.
The woodland improvement is part of an ongoing £2 million investment to improve the area. The regeneration of Tottenham Marshes has, so far, taken 5 years and represents a long standing commitment by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to transform the area and encourage visitors to enjoy the area, play sports, spot wildlife or simply relax alongside the canal.
The Authority has created an attractive countryside area running parallel to the traffic blighted, industrialised area surrounding the Marshes.
The programme of improvements includes a 200m long woodland path, tree planting and a 5-year woodland management plan.
"It's wonderful to see children, families and local community groups coming together, being active and enjoying their environment. The Marshes are the only area of their kind in Tottenham. We're delighted that Luka Modric and Tottenham Hotspur supported the event and were on hand to highlight the range of leisure and recreational activities here," said LVRPA Project Manager Janet Green.
It is hoped that our support will encourage young people and sports enthusiasts on to the Marshes.