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Green helping hand

by Debbie Ashford Fri 9 March 2018, 9:48 am

Harrow's environment is getting a boost with two funding awards.

Its parks and open spaces will be getting a little greener following a grant of £40,000 from the mayor of London to plant more trees in the borough.

More than 270 trees of 40 different species are taking root at 11 parks and open spaces ready for spring.

The new greenery will help reduce air and noise pollution and reduce flood risks, as well as improving facilities for residents.

The award adds to £50,000 received by Harrow to tackle flood management.

The borough is one of four in London to get support for natural flood management projects from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Work to reduce flood risk as well as improving the waterway will take place on two tributaries of the Silkstream in east Harrow, with input from volunteers and the community.

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