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People given the chance to adopt a flower bed in Harrow
A scheme for people and businesses to adopt a flower bed to help make the borough a more attractive place has been launched.
Harrow Borough Council is calling on community groups and businesses to take on the care of beds in public places.
The Adopt a Bed scheme gives people the chance to look after a plot of their own where the council will plant flowers and shrubs.
Each plot will have a plaque with the name of the organisation or people looking after the plot for the whole year.
Gary Italiaander, of Harrow Weald, takes part in the scheme with the Hatch End Masorti Synagogue, which looks after beds in the area.
He said: “When people see an area that looks nice, they will make more of an effort to take care of it themselves. The flower beds we adopted made such an impact in the area.
“I received loads of letters from people thanking me for planting the flowers, and some said that Hatch End had never looked so good.
“I would really recommend that people try it themselves – I’d really like to see it expand so that more people are taking part.”
Those interested in taking part in the free scheme can do so by visiting www.harrow.gov.uk/adoptabed
For more ways to get involved with the community visit www.harrow.gov.uk/howto
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