Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham

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Every hour enough plastic to fill two bin bags is washed into our oceans from canals and rivers.

A once simple patch of grass next to Stonebridge Lock on the River Lee has had an extraordinary makeover, with the Trust and local volunteers turning it into an edible community garden.

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The area next to Stonebridge Lock Café, which was little more than scrub, now boasts large timber beds installed for growing vegetables, fruit trees and a series of sculptures designed by Daniel Cordell.

Money from the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative has been used to improve this community green space. Landscaping was undertaken by the Trust in partnership with My Action For Kids, Stonebridge Lock Café and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

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Jeannette Brooks, Canal & River Trust development and engagement manager, said: "Now it’s been completely transformed into a fully accessible, wheelchair friendly space, full of colour and character. It’s a really great place to stop off and relax, whether you’re walking, cycling, boating or just want to escape the bustle of the city."