Gardens restoration plan in funds battle
Volunteers urged to vote and help cause win cash
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 https://lly-cf.com/TCH and vote by email or at Twitter, text ‘VOTE TCH’ to 61119 or visit any Lloyds Bank branch.