Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
Cranford village sits next to Heathrow Airport and was once described as the prettiest village in Middlesex. There are many natural spaces in Cranford including the River Crane, open spaces and woodland which have been neglected over the years. Sadly these beautiful spaces are trashed with layers upon layers of rubbish/fly tip and overgrown vegetation. Cranford Action Group formed early 2020 and our volunteers have been working hard week in week out to clear the environmental insult and bring respite to the natural world. We believe nature deserves better than the pollution it is suffocating in. Clearing these natural spaces will also allow the public to enjoy them and the importance of walking and exercise could not be more apt than in this pandemic. We also believe if these spaces are cleared and made more accessible for public use, they would be less likely to get trashed. In addition to cleaning, our vision is to plant more trees, bulbs and wildflower.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Trees are biggest weapon against climate change. Sitting next to Heathrow, air pollution is high. By planting trees, we hope to reduce the atmospheric carbon emissions and improve the quality of air as well as beautify our area. Cranford is the thoroughfare for tourists passing from Heathrow to London. Cranford is the first village overseas visitors will pass. We want to be able to give a good impression of our country and lead by example. Planting and cleaning will improve our area and as a community will bring more cohesion and unity in taking care of the area we live. Our project will allow spaces to become user friendly so the community can enjoy, respect and embrace their local environment. These changes will also improve the environment for future generation.
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About the space
London Borough of Hounslow