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Show your support for Stanmore Marsh

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Plans for a new green open space in Stanmore need the support of Harrow residents to win funding from the Mayor of London’s Big Green Fund. The restoration project, proposed by Harrow Council, is up against six other projects across London, all competing to win funding of up to £175,000. If successful, the restoration project will transform over four hectares of green open space into a leisure destination with new nature trails, woodland walks, and tree-lined avenues. The project will also create around 3000m³ of natural wetlands to attract wildlife, but it will also prevent flooding across London by creating a natural water storage area. Residents are encouraged to vote for the project to help secure the funding needed for the restoration of the underused Stanmore Marsh. Residents can vote by visiting www.london.gov.uk/biggreenpoll. Residents can also view the plans and designs by visiting Belmont Community Hall Kenton Lane HA3 8RZ on Saturday, February 14 from 8am to 1pm where staff will answer any questions. The plans will revitalise and improve the quality of the currently underused wetland and green space. It will also provide a better environment for a diverse wildlife, habitat, ecology, flora and fauna to prosper. The project will bring benefits to local residents, businesses, older and disabled people. School children will also be able to use the area for educational activities such as pond and stream dipping. Cllr Keith Ferry, Deputy Leader of the council said: “This is a chance for residents to get behind a project which has lots of benefits for both the community and the environment. Plans for the restoration will bring the grounds of Stanmore Marsh back to life and transform the area into an attractive open space. “I encourage everyone to vote through the ‘big green poll’ and back Stanmore Marsh. After voting closes on March 2nd, the Mayors team will analyse the poll and determine which schemes to prioritise for funding. If Stanmore Marsh is successful in winning funding, residents can expect to the new and transformed open space by March 2016.

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