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Winners of the first Harrow Go Green Competition revealed

The winners of the first-ever Harrow Go Green competition have been revealed.  

The competition, which was hosted by local group Harrow Biodiversity and Environment working in partnership with the Council, was open to residents, schools, colleges, allotment holders and businesses.  

The partners developed an idea to inform residents, schools and businesses about how everyone can help to increase biodiversity in their borough, regardless of where they live. The ideas from entrants will hopefully encourage others to follow suit.

The competition received support from numerous sponsors such as Melcourt Industries, Jacques Amand Bulbs, Seeds of Italy as well as wellknown TV horticulturist Mark Lane as one of the judges. Two local MPs Cllr David Simmonds and Cllr Gareth Thomas were amongst the 14 judges.  A full list of judges and winning entries is available on the Harrow Go Green website:www.harrowgogreen.com

Entrants submitted projects across seven categories.

The categories and winners are:

Most Original Idea to Enhance Biodiversity – Thembamalar Suriyanarayanan
Best Front Space – Tania Ruthven
Best Preschool and Nurseries Project – Shona Graham, Harrow Early Support Grange Delivery Site
Best Primary Schools Project – Jo Bretayne, Pinner Wood School
Best Secondary Schools and Colleges Project – Deborah Stone, Shaftesbury High School
Best Garden Managed for Nature – Tania Ruthven
Best Junior Project up to and including 16 years old – Edward Reed (aged 9)

Each of the winners will receive a prize of £25
0 from the Council.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, Environment Portfolio Holder, said: “This great initiative, which has helped to increase biodiversity and improve the environment in the Borough, has shown us what we can all do to improve our environment. It has raised awareness that everyone can make a contribution, no matter how small.

“Harrow Council has declared a climate emergency and it is vital that we make every effort to improve biodiversity and protect our environment. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who entered.”

Winners of the first Harrow Go Green Competition revealed Harrow Online
Credit: Harrow Council

Cllr Sue Anderson, Community Engagement Portfolio Holder and one of the judges, said:This great competition involved the whole community and entries were exciting and well thought out. They demonstrated not only creativity and imagination, but a real passion for enhancing our environment.

“My thanks go to everyone involved whether as organisers, entrants, sponsors or judges. I felt very privileged to have been invited to be one of the judges and because of the high quality of the entries it was no easy task.”

Source: Harrow Council