London mayor money for a Harrow park

HM.Still001Harrow’s Headstone Manor is one of six projects in London to be awarded funding for green space improvements – as part of the Mayor of London’s push to make London the world’s first National Park City.
£300,000 will introduce new and attractive wetlands at the historic grounds, which will also help preserve a 14th century moat. There’ll be new ponds, improved water quality, better and protected river networks and increased biodiversity.
The awards were made as part of the Mayor’s Greener City Fund and go towards funding the upcoming major improvements planned for Harrow’s Headstone Manor Park. This will include the construction of new ponds, reeds beds, and wetlands to help preserve a 14th century moat; improve water quality and increase biodiversity. In addition there will be works to improve public access; new playground facilities along with employment and volunteering opportunities.
“For too many Londoners, nature simply doesn’t feature in their daily lives. That’s why we’re aiming to become a National Park City, with more than half of our capital green. Today’s funding will draw even more people into our outstanding parks by making green spaces more attractive and better for the environment” said the London mayor Sadiq Khan.