Sudbury in Bloom

Funding win

Congratulations to STRA member Mary Farrell who made a funding application on behalf of Sudbury Town Residents' Association to Brent Council's Love Where You Live grant programme.


The application was successful and STRA have been awarded a grant of £500 for improving open spaces either side of the Harrow Road Chiltern Railway Bridge in Sudbury, shrubs/hedging plants, small shrubs, 10 litres of Willow Cuprinol and spring bulbs.


Posted 22 September 2017


Meeting with Network Rail 2017

Handover on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 of the one year lease from Network Rail.


The reason for the visit was to receive the annual safety induction to enable access to Network Rail property to maintain our plant areas. We also brought the condition of the brickwork to the attention of the Network Rail rep. 

An update on progress of Sudbury Tree Planting projects.


As suggested at last STRA meeting, Councillor Daly and Martin Page (Brents Pricipal Landscape Architect) met to decide which of the Sudbury Ward streets should be first priority for planting this year. They used criteria of which were most in need of new trees and which had the longest standing requests.

So in Sudbury Ward they felt the top priorities were:


Homefield Road - Whitebeams (Sorbus intermedia 'Brouwers)

Rugby Avenue - Pink Flowering Cherries

Eton Avenue - White Flowering Cherries

Farm Avenue - Silver Birch


Note that Medway Gardens will also be planted under a separate Highways project next year.


All the other roads suggested will be looked at in detail over the summer with the aim of planting next year. Note that Brent don't have funds secured yet and will need to apply next year.


In Northwick Park Ward:

Martin aims to concentrate on Sudbury Court Drive as that road is exceptionally bleak, losing most of its trees over last few years.


We also have a special planting in Elms Lane, the Conservation Foundation has been running a project 'Great British Elm Experiment' to propagate and plant Elm trees with resistance to Dutch Elm disease.


As we hope to continue this project next year, any further suggestions for tree planting locations will be welcome, consultation remains open over the spring and summer.

Sudbury in Bloom


From the Grow Wild Team


Our Grow For It 2017 funding is now open for applications!

We’re looking for talented and imaginative young people aged 12 - 25 to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.


With two funding options– Transform a Space and Get Creative there's something for everyone. Young people can apply today to be in with a chance of receiving £500 to bring their projects to life!

Successful projects will be selected by a judging panel of young people, from across the UK, who have previously been involved with Grow Wild.

Applying is easy! You just need to create a short video application and send it to us. Learn more about the funding options by watching the short videos below or click here for more information on how to apply.

Not eligible for funding? Why not forward this email to a someone who is.

Stay tuned for more exciting Grow Wild announcements...


The Grow Wild Team…


At last we have official permission from Network Rail.


Mary Farrell was present this afternoon along with several STRA members and took the attached photograph.  There were two representatives from Network Rail.

STRA now has a licence to manage the land on either side of the bridge.


Please see attached suggested plans for the site opposite TESCO.  STRA Volunteers are not permitted to dig into the ground.  STRA volunteers can only use planters.


STRA Volunteers are permitted to use hand trowel and small forks on the land on the same side as TESCO, which is a steep bank.


See attached map of the land.


Please send your ideas and suggestions for the layout of the two areas to Aubrey Treloar as he is the lead member for Sudbury in Bloom.


There is a very strict deadline Monday, 24 February 2016 when all your suggestions and ideas should be submitted to Aubrey.


Please also send Aubrey your choice of plants that you would like planted in the two areas at Sudbury and Harrow Road.


The plants must be:


Non poisonous

Support bees and wild life

Low maintenance


Drought resistant


Also attached is a form which must be read and signed by each volunteer and sent to Jackie.

Map of area
Map of area
Map of the area.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [303.0 KB]
Please read
Please read
Adobe Acrobat document [72.2 KB]
Safety Briefing Form
Safety Briefing Form
Adobe Acrobat document [57.4 KB]
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment
Risk assessment.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [123.2 KB]
Please read
Please read
signed licence.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [175.1 KB]
Incident report
Incident report
Incident- Accident Report MASTER.docx
Microsoft Word document [33.8 KB]

The new Network Rail helpline number is 03457 11 41 41, so if you see anything that needs reporting please use that number

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