To increase the amount of biodiversity in Brent we are:
- changing the way our grassed areas are managed, creating meadows in our Parks and Open Spaces.
- introducing wildflowers into our meadow areas
At the end of 2018 the borough of Brent scooped a silver award in the London in Bloom Awards; an excellent achievement that recognises the hard work residents and officers put in to making our local areas cleaner, greener and brighter.
Here are the full list of awards:
- The London Borough of Brent – Silver
- Alperton Cemetery – Silver and category winner in ‘Cemetery of the Year 2018’
- Gladstone Park Walled Garden – Gold
- Mapesbury Dell – Gold
- Fryent Country Park – Gold
- Roe Green Walled Garden – Gold and category winner in ‘Small Conservation Area of the Year 2018’
- Roundwood Park – Silver
- Barham Park Walled Garden – Silver
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Cabinet member for Environment, commented:
“We received so many brilliant entries to our wildlife competition and I’m amazed at the breadth of beautiful wildlife we’ve got in the borough. Brent’s green spaces are home to a multitude of plants and animals and we want to make sure that we continue to conserve and enhance biodiversity in the borough for our future generations.
“I’m also delighted that we’ve done so well in the prestigious London in Bloom Awards again this year and would like to thank residents, communities and our contractor Veolia, who have all worked so hard to help make Brent a greener and brighter place to live.”
An example of a great community project is the recent tree planting activity. Residents got together in December 2018 to plant over 300 trees across 6 parks. All trees were supplied through the Mayor of London and all planting was supported by Veolia.