The East London Garden Society

Sparrow Hedges

There are a group of hedges in Weavers Fields, which I very much enjoy and have named them the ‘Sparrow Hedges’.

It’s always a pleasure to hear birdsong from the sparrow, which is now an endangered species. They are synonymous with the film ‘Sparrows Can’t Sing’ starring Barbara Windsor and which was made on location in Limehouse, the Isle of Dogs and Stepney.

I am planning to ask the council to apply protected status to these hedges for the sparrows, as has been done for the ravens at The Tower of London.

What would happen should the sparrows not be able to sing in Bethnal Green?

If you are willing to support this application to the council in order to protect the sparrows, please contact me at
Geoff Juden, Chairman