Our community group has been busy, during the past few months, holding online events, as well as planning and organising for the future.

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We are excited to see some of our plans come to fruition whilst others are nearing completion.

The Friends of Harrow Weald believe that parks make the very best community centres and, with this in mind, we would like to extend an invitation to others to come and join us in the park.

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EVENTS:

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Horticultural Society have chosen us to run a selection of events which everyone is welcome to join. Events are completely free. We have begun with online meetings which provide an opportunity for the local community to pose their questions to the gardening specialists and to have an interactive discussion to help with any gardening problems that they may have. Whether you need to know what planting is best for a shady area, how to deal with caterpillar infestations, and much more, the RHS team are there to offer their expertise. Chris Young, the RHS Community Outreach Adviser for London, will also be demonstrating how to grow edible plants indoors from seed at the next RHS online event on Tuesday 6th May at 6pm. Watch for FREE. For full details https://harrowweald.co.uk/royal-horticultural-society

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DURING LOCKDOWN

Throughout the restrictions the Friends have hosted numerous quiz and bingo nights. These have proved to be very popular and are held online using Zoom. We are pleased to announce that the BINGO events take place every other Saturday 7pm. Entry is FREE and there are prizes to be won. Just print, or draw up, your own bingo cards, using the regular format. Samples can be provided, or a regular card can be printed or copied from the internet. Please ensure that the numbers included on the card run from 1 to no more than 90 – many will run from 1 to 75. Coins, buttons or counters will be needed to cover the numbers for each game, so that the same cards can be used for all of the 10 games that we will be playing. You can choose to play with just 1 card or, if you have the expertise, the maximum of 6 cards per person!

Our ever popular SUPPER QUIZ will be held on Saturday 10th April at 7pm. Entry is FREE and you could win a prize! Play alone or as a team. All are welcome.

Please provide your contact details if we do not already have them, as two marathon rounds will be sent out in advance.


 

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As we start leaving our houses it is “possible” morons will start entering our homes, recommended by the police and hated by burglar’s,

help your area (with the secret email) and lets do this together.

If you live in Harrow weald or surrounding area and want to become part of the parks ring of houses, we will include either a zoom lesson or someone to help you get it set up and registered in whatever way works best for you.

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OVER 50 COVID SAFE AND COMPLIANT EVENTS PLANNED

ALL WELCOME - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

TRADERS STALLHOLDER, MUSICIANS AND MORE WANTED Click here for further details

  • Theatre groups
  • Mobile caters
  • Trade stalls
  • Local bands
  • Musicians
  • Entertainers
  • Homemade goods
  • Costume jewellery
  • Charities and not for profit organisations
  • Arts, Craft, and Artists Jewellery
  • Children's Toys
  • Handmade clothes
  • Handmade articles and items
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Health & Beauty Products
  • Clubs Stalls that teach others (Wildlife - health etc)

TRADERS STALLHOLDER, MUSICIANS AND MORE WANTED Click here for further details


 

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WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE FRIENDS OF HARROW WEALD RECREATION GROUND?

If you would like to see your local park and community thrive, you can help by becoming a member of our group.

Membership fees help us to run more free community events in the park.

Members help us to support and assist with events run by other charity and community groups, such as Harrow Mencap, the Brownies, Cubs and local schools.

Membership enables us to buy items such as gardening tools, bulbs, seeds and plants, which help us to improve our park.

• The funds raised assist us in providing prizes for our competitions.

The benefits of becoming a member of our group include:

• Early Bird notification of popular, live, social events, which sell out very quickly, such as our Murder Mystery, Barn Dance & Old Time Music Hall evenings, day trips and theatre trips.

• An exclusive invitation to you and your family to “members’ only” events.

• From 1 April 2021 we will be offering members a 10% discount on all ticket prices for Friends’ online and live events (excluding Saturday quiz night meals)

• 10% discount on hot drinks and meals will be given to members at our new community hub/café,  opening soon in the Park!

TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP CLICK THIS LINK


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COMPETITIONS

Our competitions are free to enter and open to all.

Adopt a Tree

The adopt a tree competition has been very popular and we already have many families who are enjoying nurturing the sapling trees at home. In one or two years, when the trees have matured, we look forward to gathering together in our park to hold a tree planting party. The people who have taken time to grow the saplings will be able to add their name to a plaque on the tree.THIS IS NOW CLOSED WITH OVER 950 TREES FINDING HOMES - if you are interested in joining us next year please add your details to the list

Recycling competition

 Recycling

There is still time to enter our recycling competitions. We are very pleased that we have already begun receiving some great entries from local schools and individual members of the community. If you have an interesting way to make an exciting meal using leftover food, or to create something from household waste, for use indoors or, now that the better weather is approaching, to enjoy outdoors, please follow this link: CLICK HERE

Win gift vouchers and prizes from TK Maxx, Home Sense, Food & Travel. Follow this link to see some of the great ideas already added.

RECYCLING COMPETITION

Not only will you have the opportunity to win a prize, but you will also be helping to reduce the waste and litter that has a huge and negative impact on the natural environment and communities. Recycling is important Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. Recycling reduces the need for raw materials so that the rainforests can be preserved.

 


Harrow is Going Even Greener!

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We’re pleased to pass on the great news that everyone in the London Borough of Harrow is being invited by Harrow Biodiversity and Environment group, working with Harrow Council, to find new ways to raise awareness of green issues, and to put them in to practice.

As well as inspiring others, and helping nature, your ideas and projects could win you a prize in one of the many categories.  Harrow Council and a number of sponsors are getting together to provide the prizes and to offer inspiration.  Workshops and published information will be available to help you get started.

The Go Green project offers entry into categories suitable for pre-school and school age children, as well as for local gardeners, businesses and, in fact, anyone who can offer helpful and inspiring ideas to improve the biodiversity in our area.

Whether you have a small area, such as a balcony, where you can grow plants and encourage insects to visit, or you have the benefit of a large garden that could offer water areas and nurture food sources and habitats for the benefit of wildlife, you can enter your project into one, or several, of the competition categories.

Could you and your child work together to build a shelter for wildlife, grow a small meadow area, or provide interesting feeding areas?  Plans should be created by the child, but assistance can be given to create the features.  Or perhaps you have ideas on how to create a garden area that is welcoming to fauna and flora alike?  If you have business premises, whether offices, or within an industrial area, or you are involved in building new homes, can you show how committed you are to developing and creating biodiverse areas within those spaces?

Follow the link for further information on the entry categories and requirements.  

 


Social marketing

Social Marketing for business 

Why advertise on our local community website?

It makes good business sense to spend some of your marketing budget supporting your local residents.

We offer a number of small marketing packages and are able to create personalised packages for your business in ways that are logical and new.

Supporting community gets your business seen as part of the community

Targeted localised marketing opportunities Supporting communities in new and different ways

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  • Community map: Postcode area you choose area (Smartparks.co.uk)
  • Main website: Position on our business friends page and run of site. (harrowweald.co.uk)
  • Guaranteed minimum 250000 impressions over various platforms
  • Smart park listing upgraded to a featured position.
  • Your adverts are loaded with features, includes email contact forms, links to your social media and website and located around your postal code. 

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OPEN PARKS COMMUNITY PROJECT - Stage 1

The Friends are pleased to announce that the first stage of our project to  work with park and community groups is underway.

Park and community groups can now set up a webpage with many features, without cost, just by completing one form.

This will provide links to your group’s existing website and will be fully integrated with many social media platforms. Contact forms direct to your email are set up and search engine friendly metadata is automatically included.This webpage can help raise small regular funds for your park or community group, and is free to set up and run. Volunteer support is available if required.

Our ultimate goal is to create an information resource for local people supported by the local community. We can offer more ways for your group to generate extra income, such as selling products that we can provide to you for free, selling your own products, memberships and gift cards. We aim to support your community group and help to set things up to get you started. For more information and to register click this link

 

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IF YOU LIKE WHAT WE DO

Donate to our shop

  • We can recycle:
  • Any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
  • Any unwanted banknotes – old and new, UK and foreign banknotes, including all the pre-Euro notes that are now worthless to you.
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Items for the Sensory Gardens
  • Items for Christmas events
  • Small benches
  • Medium size tables
  • Large games tables
  • Wood Pallets
  • Rocks Gravel
  • Wood
  • Old or new railways sleepers
  • Wooden poles Fencing 
  • Outdoor garden nic naks and odd things
  • Garden ornaments
  • Fountain equipment
  • Sea Shells
  • Books 4G Routers & Repeaters
  • Gardening equipment

 Support via purchases with Amazon 

Whenever you shop with Amazon, you can now support The Friends Of Harrow Weald  At no cost to you!  



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Support via purchases with Amazon 

Whenever you shop with Amazon, you can now support The Friends Of Harrow Weald  At no cost to you!  

FREE DONATE TO THE FRIENDS FREE SMART DONATIONS - DONATE TO OUR PARK PROJECTS AT NO COST TO YOU

USE IT OR WE ALL LOOSE IT

MOST of the events we organise are FREE - By clicking on the link and adding THE FRIENDS OF HARROW WEALD on the next page all purchases you make, we receive a small donation AT NO COST TO YOU! SIMPLY GO TO AMAZON SMILE.

You’ll get the same Amazon products, the same Amazon low prices, and the same Amazon service.

And as an added bonus, The Friends Of Harrow Weald will receive a donation from Amazon at 0.5% of your net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from all eligible purchases.

 

 

volunteers welcome

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