A council has promised to revitalise a park as part of its plans to promote healthy living among its residents.

Working alongside specialist remediation company Ebsford Environmental, Harrow Council hopes to transform Newton Park West.

The 46-acre site, situated off Alexandra Avenue, will undergo a river restoration and flood defence project along Roxbourne Stream, which will make it safer for those who utilise it.

Cllr Graham Henson, responsible for the environment at Harrow Council, said: “We know how much this park is loved and used by all our residents.

“That's why we want to make it better, more attractive and encourage healthier living.

“Alongside the flood alleviation for the local area, our joint work with Ebsford Environmental will also introduce exciting new features that will help the environment, ensure easier access, and help improve the quality of life for local people.”

As part of the project, non-native species will be removed, three wetlands will be created and planted with aquatic plants that will naturally remove pollutants in the water, and flood defences will be increased to protect properties from risk of flooding.

It is part of an ongoing collaboration between Ebsford Environmental and the council, with director Adam Rolfe noting how it is excited to be involved.