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Hornchurch road brought to life to take part in London in Bloom

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 June 2018

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition.  Residents Lisa Schofield,Peter and Julie Gould, Jo Norman and Jonathan Waterfield are joined by PC Calvin Moore and PCSO Joanne Greatorex who helped in the clean up.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Residents Lisa Schofield,Peter and Julie Gould, Jo Norman and Jonathan Waterfield are joined by PC Calvin Moore and PCSO Joanne Greatorex who helped in the clean up.

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Neighbours in Harwood Avenue have decided to take part in the capital wide competition for the first time.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Residents Lisa Schofield,Peter and Julie Gould, Jo Norman and Jonathan Waterfield are joined by PC Calvin Moore and PCSO Joanne Greatorex who helped in the clean up.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Residents Lisa Schofield,Peter and Julie Gould, Jo Norman and Jonathan Waterfield are joined by PC Calvin Moore and PCSO Joanne Greatorex who helped in the clean up.

A road in Hornchurch has been brought to life and is bursting with colour after residents decided to enter into London in Bloom.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Julie and Peter Gould in their front garden.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Julie and Peter Gould in their front garden.

Neighbours in Harwood Avenue have decided to take part in the capital wide competition for the first time, and resident Lisa Schofield said that she is excited to see the street in bloom.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Julie and Peter Gould in their front garden.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Julie and Peter Gould in their front garden.

The group has decided to enter the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards - which is a non-competitive award scheme for small local communities who are making a difference locally.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition.  Jo Norman at work preparing her pots and tubs.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Jo Norman at work preparing her pots and tubs.

The awards are free to enter, but must be from a group that is hands on and involved in gardening.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition.  Jo Norman at work preparing her hanging baskets.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Jo Norman at work preparing her hanging baskets.

Lisa said: “We’re all keen gardeners, and we just thought that it would make the street look really nice.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition.  Lisa Schofield tending to her hanging baskets.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Lisa Schofield tending to her hanging baskets.

“We’ve had some help from the council and the street is starting to look great.

Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Jo Norman at work preparing her pots and tubs.Residents of Harwood Avenue getting their front gardens ready for the London In Bloom competition. Jo Norman at work preparing her pots and tubs.

“About eight or nine houses have all taken part and we’re making a big effort to get all the community involved.”

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