This edition of ParkLife News - Community, business and organisations working together.

The month's theme is:

Recycling and how important it is to each and everyone of us as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment and communities.
Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites.

Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. ...

Recycling reduces the amount of raw materials required, so helping with the preservation of the rain forests.


Socially distanced competitions and events:

We have a number of different events and competitions that you are invited to join.

You can win gift vouchers and prizes in our free to enter recycling competition, You will also have the opportunity to ask an expert about gardening or maybe you can adopt a tree..

Quiz night with socially distanced meal:

All are welcome to join us for the quiz, but the meals are only available to residents of Harrow Weald.

The next Friends’ (online) Supper Quiz takes place on Saturday 30 January 2021 at 7 pm.




Adopt a tree and help us to grow a forest, while staying socially distanced. As well as helping our environment you will have the opportunity to win a prize.

This event is only available for residents living locally to Harrow Weald.

We invite you to adopt some sapling trees, to pot up and nurture in a quiet corner of your garden or outdoor space. These trees will need to be kept watered and weed free for two years, until we will reclaim them and plant them out. Some garden feed added from time to time will help to give you the pleasure of seeing the saplings grow stronger and more mature, until the time when your tree is available for all to see, with your name displayed on it.



Gardeners' Question Time

This is an online event: Our special guest is Christopher Young of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).  




Gift Vouchers from either TK Maxx or Home Sense

1st prize - £40 gift voucher
2nd prize - £20 gift voucher
3rd prize - £10 gift voucher

All winners will also receive:

A 1 YEAR digital subscription to Food & Travel magazine and 1 personalised t shirt featuring a picture of your winning idea.
Winners will be chosen by our judging panel and their decision will be final.


Socially distanced cheque giving ceremony

Prizes have only been possible by the kind donation from The TK Maxx Home Sense Foundation, Food and Travel Magazine and other kind support. 







Could your business support one of our community competitions or events please get in touch.


Recycling competitions:


Many people are very aware of the large amount of food that regularly goes to waste, but not all of us are good at avoiding that waste. Finding the best ways to avoid waste and reuse food requires skill. 

With our competition we aim to encourage people who have discovered simple ways to create good meals using leftovers, or unwanted food to share their ideas

Share your idea and win gift vouchers and prizes




Are you under 16 and concerned about the number of items that you see thrown away? Our competition could provide a great opportunity for you to show how you can make a difference. 

Why not reuse some empty containers that would otherwise end up in a bin, or create something from cardboard, or other items, that you could give a new life to? 

Win gift vouchers and prizes




Most of us will be very aware of how many unused or unwanted items we have around our homes.

Our competition provides an opportunity to turn these unloved items into something desirable.

Recycle, reuse, repurpose.

Win gift vouchers and prizes




With Spring fast approaching there is no time like the present to start preparing your own outdoor spaces for new planting, renovation and creative additions.

Our competition will provide just the incentive needed to explore your creativity and offer something new to enjoy, while also helping nature.

recycled, reused or repurposed.

Win gift vouchers and prizes



Social Marketing for business










Supporting your local community -

Social marketing offers a great way to support local communities whilst providing your business with a host of marketing benefits including targeted visitors to your website, social media exposure, newsletter advertising, discount and free tickets, early bird event sponsorship notifications and lots more. With support being diverted to the local area where your business is located.

Could your business contribute to a healthy, green, and sustainable park and surrounding areas?

We are always looking for ways to build new partnerships and offer an excellent ROI.

Read about our vision of Social Marketing


ARE YOU A PARK OR COMMUNITY GROUP? Find out about our discovery platform - Get free online tools for your group

About our discovery platform: Over the past few months, we have been working on creating an online platform to help support park and community groups.

The discovery platform is free to use and offers a growing selection of online tools to help your group increase its online footprint 

Bespoke Functionality
Fully featured webpage
The Library - Together we create!
EV Management tools (coming soon)
List builders 
Simple to set up and use:
Free ways to generate income for your park or community group

Visit the Discovery platform where over 3000+ groups have been added with more coming onboard regularly 

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