Gar­dens restora­tion plan in funds bat­tle

Vol­un­teers urged to vote and help cause win cash

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­

VOL­UN­TEERS are ask­ing for votes to help them fund equip­ment to teach young­sters about the great out­doors.

Restora­tion work at Eastcote House Gar­dens be­gan last week, to en­hance and im­prove the park and gar­dens, which were once part of the grounds of Eastcote House.

Hilling­don Coun­cil got £1.28m from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund and the Big Lot­tery Fund to­wards re­pair­ing and up­grad­ing the listed 16th cen­tury sta­bles and 18th cen­tury dove­cote and walled gar­den, in the land off High Road, Eastcote.

Now vol­un­teer group the Friends of Eastcote House Gar­dens (FEHG) is try­ing to raise ex­tra fund­ing to pur­chase equip­ment needed for th­ese lessons, in par­tic­u­lar for river ex­plo­ration, way­mark­ers and leaflets for the na­ture trail.

They are call­ing it the In Tune With Na­ture project, and are ask­ing for fund­ing from the Lloyds Bank Com­mu­nity Fund.

Four lo­cal causes across Har­row and Hilling­don bor­oughs will be awarded fund­ing de­pend­ing on the num­ber of votes they re­ceive.

The group with the most votes will get £3,000.

To vote for FEHG, go to and vote by email or at Twit­ter, text ‘VOTE TCH’ to 61119 or visit any Lloyds Bank branch.

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