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Aug 30 2011

Harrow is blooming

Harrow is in full bloom with the best in floral displays hand picked by the borough’s Mayor, Cllr Mrinal Choudhury this week.

Residents in Kenton and South Harrow , took the top spot in this year’s Harrow Council, Estates in Bloom Competition.

Judging in the floral battle of the estates took place last week with six shortlisted estates vying for the top spot. The competition aims to both improve the appearance of local estates while also promoting pride in Harrow .

In the end, it was the green fingered talents of Boothman House sheltered accommodation residents in Kenton and those in Grange Farm, South Harrow who emerged as overall winners.

Cllr. Bob Currie, portfolio holder for Housing at Harrow Council said:

“The Estates in Bloom competition is about much more than just flowers. This competition brings communities together with a common goal, to make their area look and feel even nicer. The effort put in by so many of our residents show that there is great pride in Harrow . By supporting residents, by giving them the tools, equipment and the help to do this we are creating stronger communities.”

Resident Pam Stuckey from Boothman House described her delight at winning; “I am delighted we won, we do try to keep it nice. But more than that I am glad that we now have so many beautiful flowers to look out at. The best part for me is that no matter what window we look out now we have a lovely view.”

Following months of preparation, weeks of judging and hours of inspection the finalists in this year’s Harrow Council led competition impressed the panel of judges.

The following estates were short listed in this year’s selection process:

In the Sheltered Blocks category

  1. Boothman House, Kenton
  2. Meadfield, South Harrow
  3. Sinclair House, Stanmore

In the Tenants Associations category

  1. Grange Farm Close, South Harrow
  2. Pinner Hill
  3. Little Stanmore, Edgware

This is the fourth year of the annual flower competition, hundred of plants and flowers were delivered to estates across Harrow by council staff in May to kick start the planting.

Source: Harrow Council

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