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Improving Pinner Recreation Ground

Funded on Spacehive 20 April 2021

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Improving Pinner Recreation Ground

Improving Pinner Recreation Ground

Harrow Heritage Trust By Harrow Heritage Trust

Improve the environment for public and wildlife in a local green space involving locals to create a woodmeadow comprising woodland, meadow and wetland for locals, educational purposes and nature

Pinner Delivery stage


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Create an enhanced environment by adding to existing trees and planting native trees in copses, adding a line of native hedging to obscure the awful fencing and create environment for insects, birds and mammals. Sow wildflowers into the barren grass for food for insects and colour for the public. Add grass species for overwintering insects. Add a wetlands area and wildlife pond to attract the biggest range of biodiversity and to create an environment for educational teaching, nature studies and events.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a colourful wildflower meadow for public visual enjoyment plus important source of food /shelter for insects
  • Create mini copses of mixed native trees giving shelter and shade for public and animals
  • Build a wildlife pond for greatest range of biodiversity and teaching area for local cildre, schol and families
  • Create a wetland area for greatest range of insects and for educational purposes
  • Add native hedges for screening / noise reduction from the railway and food and shelter for insects, birds and mammals
  • Add information signs for interest and education

Why it's a great idea:

enhanced area for locals to experience nature, spend time with nature, enjoy calm, peace, improved air quality. improved and valuable public resource for local schools and childrens clubs to learn and study in - potential for educational and environmental events. Building a home for nature to thrive with more varied insects then birds and mammals will be attracted

Steps to get it done:

  • launch online questionnaire and build Facebook page and following
  • distribute plan for public and local councillors and Mps to see and comment upon
  • purchase seeds and arrange public sowing activity
  • purchase trees and hedges and arrange public planting activity
  • create a wildlife pond and arrange public action days
  • arrange onsite educational events and activities run by harrow nature heroes

Part of ongoing plan to roll out across the borough to involve local people and get them actively discussing, designing and then creating a better local environment. Working with the council to give local people a voice on how they want to see local outdoor spaces better utilised and managed for them and for nature. Use the improved habitats to then teach children, families and adults about local wildlife and the importance of biodiversity and nature in climate change and carbon capture


Location Pinner

About the space

Pinner Recreation Ground was created in the early 1930s on former agricultural land to the south of the railway line constructed by the Metropolitan Railway Company in 1885, later becoming the Metropolitan and Great Central Joint Railway


London Borough of Harrow

How will the money be spent?Total £4,574

sapling trees and tree guards - £1,000 (22%)
wildflower seeds - £800 (17%)
pond liner and underlay - £800 (17%)
hire of 10 ton excavator and driver for a day - £600 (13%)
tools and gloves - £300 (7%)
signage for project - £300 (7%)
30 m mixed native hedging - £250 (5%)
wildflower bulbs - £215 (5%)
hire of rotavator fro ground preparation - £200 (4%)
contingency funding - £100 (2%)
Other - £9 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

sapling trees and tree guards
wildflower seeds
pond liner and underlay
hire of 10 ton excavator and driver for a day
tools and gloves
signage for project
30 m mixed native hedging
wildflower bulbs
hire of rotavator fro ground preparation
contingency funding
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • benches
  • bird boxes
  • bat boxes

Total £4,574

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