9:10am Thursday 1st September 2011
By Suruchi Sharma
HARROW estates are in full bloom with the best in floral displays picked by the borough’s Mayor this week.
Councillor Mrinal Choudhury picked residents on estates in Kenton and South Harrow for the top spots in this year's Estates in Bloom Competition.
The competition, in its fourth year, had hundred of plants and flowers delivered to estates across Harrow by council staff in May to kick start the planting.
Judging in the floral battle of the estates took place last week with six shortlisted estates vying for the top spot.
It was the green-fingered talents of Boothman House sheltered accommodation residents, in Kenton, and those in Grange Farm, South Harrow, who emerged as overall winners.
Resident Pam Stuckey, from Boothman House, said: "I am delighted we won, we do try to keep it nice. But more than that I am glad that we now have so many beautiful flowers to look out at.
"The best part for me is that no matter what window we look out now we have a lovely view."
Councillor Bob Currie, the council's portfolio holder for housing, said: “The Estates in Bloom competition is about much more than just flowers. This competition brings communities together with a common goal, to make their area look and feel even nicer.
"The effort put in by so many of our residents show that there is great pride in Harrow. By supporting residents, by giving them the tools, equipment and the help to do this we are creating stronger communities.”
The following estates were short-listed in this year’s selection process: In the Sheltered Blocks category 1. Boothman House, Kenton 2. Meadfield, South Harrow 3. Sinclair House, Stanmore
In the Tenants Associations category 1. Grange Farm Close, South Harrow 2. Pinner Hill 3. Little Stanmore, Edgware
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