We are fortunate in our area to benefit from the work of two exceptional local authorities and countless community groups who care for our green spaces. Since becoming your Member of Parliament, I have had the opportunity to engage with both the councils and with many residents’ associations. Those constituents who live around Hatch End will know that thanks to the work of the local association and Harrow Council, Riverside Park has recently opened. With the park’s reopening, yet another green space has been delivered in our local area, enhancing local biodiversity.
In Westminster this morning, I had the chance to ask the Minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the importance of enhancing biodiversity. Raising the success of Riverside Park, I asked the Minister to join me in congratulating Harrow Council and the Hatch End Association for their dedication to local green spaces.
In her remarks, Minister Rebecca Pow commended both groups for their work. Highlighting the addition of an apple orchard, wetlands and a wildflower meadow, the Minister commented on the importance of nature restoration.