Environment

 

Chaired by Andrew Egan

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This sub-committee liaises with LBH to ensure that problems with graffiti, unclean roads and pavements, fly-tipping, dangerous trees, refuse and recycling collections, unlit streets etc are dealt with quickly.

Ongoing environment issues:

The sub-committee has campaigned towards improving street trees, including removal of overhanging branches and trimming back suckers at the base of trees. A joint project between NRA and LBH has seen the regeneration of the Eastbury Road area through monies from the Chrysalis fund.

The NRA will continue to take photographs of the state of Northwood streets and submit them to LBH as evidence of poor standards of maintenance and cleanliness. We will continue to put pressure on LBH and our councillors to ensure that a fair share of council funds is spent on Northwood.

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The horse trough is looking blooming lovely this year, in spite of the gap where selfish thieves have helped themselves to three pots of tulips!

NRA members have been responsible for filling the Horse Trough at the corner of Rickmansworth Road and Copse Wood Way with flowering plants since 2015.

Hillingdon Council has won the prestigious Green Flag award for 42 of its green spaces, eight new ones being added this year. Amongst the winners is Northwood Recreation Ground in Chestnut Avenue where a Flag Hoisting ceremony took place today.

Northwood is looking very pretty this year. Have you seen the wildflower meadows?

A resident sent us this photograph of the stunning display near to the footpath crossing Northwood Golf Course:

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Once more we have to report the theft of plants from the horse trough; a very disappointing start for Frances and Eddy Meyer who have recently taken on the task of tending the plants which brighten up an otherwise dark corner of Northwood. In previous years we have reported thefts to the Police and have had articles in the local paper, but nothing seems to stop this mindless vandalism.

On Thursday 28th May 2015, Cllr George Cooper, Mayor of Hillingdon, performed the opening ceremony at Northwood's newly refurbished play area.  He was ably helped by a crowd of youngsters who cheered as he cut the ribbon across the gate.