A park and local green in Collier Row have been completely transformed thanks to local residents from Linley Crescent in Collier Row. Roshini Hyde who lives on Linley Crescent decided that her local park King George’s and its nearby green space needed some ‘tlc’ from the community and embarked in a campaign to make her park tidier and nicer for locals living in the area.
Roshini told the Havering Daily:
“During lockdown I was going for walks in my local area with my children and we realised that the area was over grown and full of weeds. I started to do litter picking in the area and from there I began knocking on doors and asking them if they wanted to join in and help change our area.
“Most of the residents were keen and joined in this project. I knocked on 144 doors and left many notes through doors asking people for their participation.”
The project grew as residents all came together to make their park a better area for them to enjoy.
“We got sponsors to help us, The Church of the Good Shepherd, The Body Essential Hair and Beauty, Cakey Bakey Doodah.com all helped us and Mason Garden services provided free volunteers. It really has been a community event.”
Collier Row residents all came out to plant endless flowers and redesign their green space, including Collier Row local police officers who also joined in this fantastic event.
Mawney Road Councillor Dilip Patel was also involved in the event and has been working with Roshini to help the community, he told the Havering Daily:
“I’d like to thank Roshini for bringing the community together. It was great to see how all the residents on Linley Crescent and in the nearby area have come together to work with an amazing community spirit to redesign their park.
“An event like this has lifted spirits in the area and shown what a great community atmosphere there is here in Collier Row. I am glad that Councillor Frost and myself were able to help provide sponsors for this event and all work together to achieve this fantastic result.
“It is brilliant to see our community all come together and look forward to being involved in more projects in the future.”
The park was cleared and entrances were redesigned with many colourful plants. After all the hard work, residents were able to sit down and eat some delicious cakes provided by the local church and Cakey Bakey Doodah.com.
Well done to all for this amazing work, you are real community heroes!