Hello everyone, It is fantastic to be with you today, in the wonderful Brockwell Park, where the annual planting of trees has become such a fine tradition, and I am honoured to be able to join you this year as Mayor.

Quite literally, we are giving roots to our local community. And I cannot think of a better gift to pass on to future generations in Lambeth and beyond. I know that each tree will have a special meaning and It means a great deal, that the donors have chosen to share that with us in a way that brightens our lives and helps renew this beautiful open space.

So thank you to you all, and of course, thank you to the Friends of Brockwell Park for everything they do all year round to help ensure this community resource is at its very best for all to enjoy. Thank you!