EastendHomes were praised in the recent London in Bloom awards on Friday 22 September at Mile End Art Pavilion for involving our community to create brilliant green spaces.
We picked up seven awards for seven communal gardens in the Mile End area in the 'It’s your neighbourhood' category.
The award acknowledges London’s high quality green spaces and equally how the local community was positively involved to improve their local area.
Attending the event with EastendHomes staff was resident Tania Nalywajko along with long-standing partners, The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Terry Lyle, as part of the Friends, has helped train staff, provide plant recommendations, and generally offered biodiversity/gardening mentoring and support for a number of years.
Terry Lyle said:
“I’m delighted to have played a part in the planning and development of these seven gardens. They show that exciting public gardens can be created and managed cost effectively.”
John Archer, Biodiversity Officer for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets said:
“It has been incredibly rewarding to see biodiversity flourish in these local spaces through EastendHomes’ partnership with residents and The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. The energy put in by all will bring lasting benefits to the local area and community. I look forward to seeing the continued development of these fantastic green spaces, which should serve as an example of what can be done to make our public environment so much more attractive and interesting for people and wildlife alike.”