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Harrow Labour councillors secure funding for environmental improvements

Harrow on the Hill Labour councillors have secured funding through the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) and Transport for London (TFL) to plant twenty-two new trees and introduce bicycle storage facilities in the area.

These initiatives aim to enhance the local environment and promote sustainability, benefiting residents and improving the area’s aesthetic appeal.

Funding details reveal that £11,743.50 from NCIL has been allocated to purchase the trees, construct tree pits where needed, provide tree and strimmer guards, and cover the planting and maintenance costs.

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The new trees include a diverse mix of maple, birch, and hazel, some of which bloomed this spring.

This effort is part of a broader strategy to implement environmentally beneficial changes across Harrow, focusing on enhancing green spaces in ways that residents will immediately appreciate.

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New bicycle storage facilities have also been installed in the local area through a successful bid with Transport for London, aimed at increasing cycling and improving physical activity levels.

Councillor Eden Kulig, Labour Group Councillor for Harrow on the Hill, said about the project: “I am pleased we could use some of our ward NCIL budget to plant twenty-two new trees across the ward, including on the Grange Farm estate.

“They are a lovely mix and some were in flower already this Spring. Trees make our streets greener, calmer and more beautiful and it was a delight to see the new saplings on a recent walk around the ward.

“Tree-planting is just part of our green agenda for the ward, which also includes installing new bicycle storage, looking to sow a wildflower meadow on Churchfields and bringing drinking water back to the West Street water fountain to cut down on plastic on Harrow-on-the-Hill. We hope residents will support these efforts and see their benefits.”

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