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 well–known 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:
Each of the winners will receive a prize of £250 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.”
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