Harrow parks and open spaces to get even greener thanks to £40k funding

Our parks are about to get even greener thanks to an early Christmas present from the Mayor of London – Harrow Council has been granted £40,194 of the Greener City Fund for Tree Planting.

The Trees for Communities project means 270 new trees to be planted across 11 of the boroughs parks and open spaces.

The new trees will include over 40 different species to enhance and make our parks even more attractive with improved facilities for residents and visitors. Not just that, but it will also encourage healthy living – whether walking, cycling or running. The funding will also help improve air and noise pollution and reduce flood risks through the planting of trees.  So over the next couple of months some parks will see increased canopy, ornamental trees, new tree lined avenues, improved links to local schools and more.

Cllr Graham Henson, cabinet member for environment said:

“Christmas has come early for Harrow! It might not be 270 Christmas trees, but this much welcomed funding means these extra trees will breathe new life into our parks.

“Our parks are a major community asset – loved and enjoyed by residents. This additional investment will improve and bring more health benefits as well as make our parks greener, attractive, and more accessible for everyone. I look forward to seeing the first trees grow and bloom as we build a better Harrow together.”

The first trees are expected to be planted in early January 2018 and the project is expected to be complete by March.

The 270 trees will be planted across the following sites:

  • Alexandra Park
  • Roxeth Recreation Ground
  • Kenton Recreation Ground
  • Chandos Recreation Ground
  • Pinner Village Gardens
  • Whitefriars Open Space
  • The Grove Open Space
  • Centenary Park
  • Queensbury Recreation Ground
  • Headstone Manor
  • Stanmore Marsh