The Green Room

Welcome to The Green Room, where you can read all the latest news from Greenbelt. Simply click on the links below to find out about our new developments, community projects and charity events. There is also up-to-date advice from our gardening guru and top tips for becoming more involved in the Greenbelt community. If there is a particular topic you’re interested in, use the search function to take you straight to the relevant articles.

Did you know?

A study by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology estimates 1.4 billion kg of air pollutants were removed by woodlands, plants, grasslands and other vegetation in the UK in 2015.

It also revealed this saved the UK around £1 billion by avoiding potential health costs.

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Greenbelt Myth-Busting: Anti-Social Behaviour and Access

The myth . . .

Land-owning maintenance companies like Greenbelt have a duty to police people’s access or behaviour in relation to their land!

 . . . busted

We have no legal rights or powers to do so!

The vast majority of the areas that Greenbelt owns and manages are designated as ‘public open space’, meaning that we cannot legally bar people from visiting and enjoying them.

Read more: Greenbelt Myth-Busting: Anti-Social Behaviour and Access

Met Office Yellow Warning to Continue

We would like to alert all of our customers that the Met Office has issued warnings of “potential danger to life” in some areas, due to the high winds and stormy weather.

There is currently a yellow warning for wind and rain, covering most of England and Wales, as well as a small section of the Scottish Borders area. There is currently no warning in place for Northern Ireland.

Read more: Met Office Yellow Warning to Continue

Veg to sow and grow in September

All the best gardeners know preparation is everything. You may be enjoying this year’s harvest right now but, if you want to enjoy a bumper vegetable crop in the months ahead or Spring next year, you need to know what to plant right now . . . and take action!

Let’s take a look at just some of the tasty veg that can be sown in September.

Read more: Veg to sow and grow in September