LPT Community Clear Up Day
Volunteers from National Grid have spent a day helping to improve the local environment near to their London Power Tunnels project headquarters on Channel Gate Road in Willesden.
Working with The Island Triangle Residents’ Association (TITRA), a group that represents the 200 nearest homes to the site, the volunteers helped to clear an area of disused land, which will later be transformed into a community woodland garden.
Over the course of the day, National Grid volunteers removed a mixture of rubble, bricks, litter and discarded building materials, greatly improving the area.
To deliver the community woodland project, TITRA has been awarded £75,000 of funding from Ealing Council’s Transform Your Space scheme. The plan is to have the new area completed as early as possible in 2016 and National Grid’s volunteers helped to kick start these activities.
Gareth Burden, National Grid Senior Project Manager said:
“We were delighted to help The Island Triangle Residents’ Association as they start their fantastic plan to transform this community area. The community woodland will provide an area of great tranquillity in a vibrant area of Willesden.”
A member of TITRA, said:
“It was fantastic to have such great support from our neighbours at National Grid. They worked incredibly hard and we were astonished at how much they achieved in a day – what a great start! The garden, designed by award winning designer Cleve West will be an urban orchard and provide a huge benefit for all of us living and working nearby.”