Newton Farm Park
Over the years we have worked hard to improve Newton Park West having been successful in obtaining the funding from a number of sources for the flood prevention and wider works and the results have been spectacular.
The whole project was designed to alleviate the risk of flooding around South Harrow, especially the area around Malvern Avenue, Kings Road and Ravenswood Crescent. Following a successful campaign with the Environment Agency, we managed to get significant improvements that were important to local residents: the new footpath and bridge make the park accessible all year, the river restoration, constructed wetlands and ponds are cleaning the water, the bug hotel encourages pollination and we even managed to get a green gym installed.
The long term and sustainable improvements to our local park means that we have seen a significant increase in wildlife, with ducks, herons and frogs regularly making an appearance.
We worked closely with council officers and the school to develop further measures to protect the park from any future incursions by vehicles or caravans, bidding for the required funding to install bunds and later this year more trees will be planted. Next year, picnic tables will be installed and we will be planting more wild flowers inc daffodils, clematis, honeysuckle, hypericum etc all to aid the support for bees and other wild life.
We are very proud of our park in Roxbourne, it is now a great open space that can be enjoyed by all local residents.