New pocket park cash for West London

Feltham Green, Wiseworks Harrow, and Roxbourne Park in Pinner are to receive money for new pocket parks from a £1.35m government fund.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the community groups who will receive funding to transform neglected urban spaces into thriving green havens. The £1.35 million funding will help community groups to create 19 brand new parks and refurbish 49 currently unused and unloved plots of land, breathing new, green life into towns and cities across the country. Three of those chosen are in West London.

The new parks and green spaces will provide new areas for children to play, outdoor fitness facilities for residents, and places for families and friends to come together, helping encourage community integration and tackling loneliness.
These new grants will fund the third round of Pocket Parks since the scheme launched in 2016.
Communities Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “Pocket parks are used for everything from exercise and gardening to socialising and relaxing. They have huge benefits for our mental and physical health and allow us to take a moment out of our busy lives to connect with nature.
“We are determined to protect our nation’s parks for future generations to enjoy, and on World Wildlife Day, I am delighted to announce the recipients of the extra £1.35 million for the Pocket Parks fund – adding 68 new parks, which will take the total we’ve backed to 352.
Creating more pocket parks is part of this Government’s ambition to ensure that communities have a real sense of identity and place, and that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy green spaces in their local area.”
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