Aug 09 2014

A chance to create an ‘oasis’ near where you live or work

innocent_pilgrim_logoDo you know of a green/open space in Harrow that could be brought back to life by the community – with support from the council?

Residents, volunteers, and community groups are invited to a Community Growing event to help identify, develop and sustain neglected, overrun public spaces that could do with some TLC and ‘growing’ use whilst at the same offers a chance to meet new people and improve health and wellbeing.

Harrow Council is hosting an event on Wednesday, 13th August from 5pm to 7pm at Harrow Civic Centre, to highlight what is currently being done and to go over the help and support available to those who want to transform plots of land in Harrow that have been neglected.

The council will provide support to volunteers and community groups, some tools, training, and guidance to bring back to life many of the neglected open spaces that have been identified.

Portfolio holder for public health, equality and wellbeing, Cllr Anne Whitehead said: “We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents. Our Community Growing project allows us to work with residents and community groups to improve their local neglected plots of land whether it is by growing fruit and vegetables, or flowers. We will help with the necessary tools and training needed to sustain these green spaces so that the community can enjoy these new spaces.”

The project is organised by Harrow Council’s Public Health team. The event is the first of its kind and is part of Harrow’s commitment to help champion and encourage healthy diets, living and wellbeing, as well as the benefits of community volunteering.

For those interested in taking part they can email: innocentpilgrim@gmail.com

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