L&Q volunteers spruce up Springfield Park
On Friday 22 February, housing association L&Q organised a team of volunteers from its nearby Rushgroves construction site to spruce up Springfield Park in Brent.
The team planted 100 shrubs to create a new native hedgerow on the northern edge of the park, creating an attractive feature which will also serve as a wildlife corridor. Working with Brent Council, the volunteers also carried out a litter pick and helped to repair a park bench.
Hedgerows are important habitats for wildlife, and the team at L&Q hope to create a buzzing feature that will improve biodiversity in the area. The new hedgerow at Springfield Park will be made up of a range of native species such as Hawthorn, Dogrose and Hazel to attract butterflies, birds and moths all year round with berries, seeds and flowers.
Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for the Environment at Brent Council said, “It’s fantastic that Springfield Park is being made cleaner and greener, with new flowers being planted and litter removed. This important work by L&Q volunteers will improve the quality of life for thousands of Springfield Park users.”
Marc Mckenna, Social Value Business Lead at L&Q said, “L&Q is more than just a developer; our £250 million Foundation enables us to be a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods we work in. Our fantastic volunteers have helped to make a lasting difference to Springfield Park for years to come, and we look forward to meeting more of the local community as we continue with our development.”
L&Q’s Rushgroves development will see 378 new homes built in Hendon, including 257 affordable homes. Work began on the project in 2017, and is anticipated to be completed in 2020.