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Greening Golborne - every little helps

With the mainline railway to the east, the Westway to the south and busy Ladbroke Grove to the west, pollution is a real issue for those who live in Golborne Ward. It might seem to be a monumental problem - one which as individuals we can do little to combat. But as this Golborne corner shows, every little can help.

This site, on the corner of Wornington Road and Orchard Close on the Swinbrook Estate, had been a notorious fly-tipping hot-spot for years. But now it's been transformed into a tiny but perfectly formed community garden and dumping has all but stopped. Plus a small but thoroughly welcome patch of flourishing greenery has been added to the neighbourhood.

Yes it's small scale, this little plot. But every tree and every green corner are vital to the well-being - physical and mental - of those of us who live in Golborne. If you've got a little corner on your street that might benefit from some tender loving care, why not contact your local councillor to see what solutions might be available. Contact details are below.

Another green initiative you could get involved in is Kensington and Chelsea's kitchen gardens project. There's one of those sited at the south end of St Ervans Road. There is a waiting list - but if you're not on it, you'll never get to cultivate your own mini-allotment! Each plot, in the shape of a raised bed, is about three meters square, enough space to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

You can make an application for a plot here. For more information, drop a line to community.gardeners@rbkc.gov.uk

Golborne councillors:

Emma Dent Coad

Sina Lari

Pat Mason