Mar 19 2014

New Clean-up Project Will Target Problem Private Roads

susan_hall_leaderA littering hotspot has became the first private road to receive a deep clean as part of a new drive to clean up previously untackled roads.

The Council’s Blitz Team got into action in Mollison Way, Edgware, which had become a dumping ground for everything from household rubbish to unwanted furniture.

The street is a private service road which the council is not responsible for but it is one of a number of hotspots we have decided to tackle in order to make Harrow a cleaner borough. We had already worked with residents and businesses to try and curb the problem, including installing alley gates which limit access.

[pullquote align=”left” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]We are determined to make Harrow a cleaner borough…[/pullquote]The new project is designed to target service roads and alleyways where the littering problem is becoming increasingly serious. Streets will be limited to just one clean-up and enforcement officers will also visit to try and trace the identity of fly tippers. Residents and businesses will also be given advice about their legal responsibilities when it comes to storing items and getting rid of waste, to prevent the issue reoccurring.

Leader of the Council Cllr Susan Hall visited the area as the clean-up began on Wednesday.

She said: “We are determined to make Harrow a cleaner borough. Where there are roads that are an eye-sore, and where the extent of the problem is so serious it is having a detrimental effect on the health of people living in the area, we can do something about it.

However, we will not repeatedly visit private roads to clean them up – residents and businesses have a responsibility too and we want them to take pride in their neighbourhood and join us in our determination to create a cleaner Harrow.”

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  1. terrry

    a suitable case for surveillance cameras?

  2. Gary Roberts

    It would be good if the council concentrated on getting the rubbish cleared from roads it actually owned, rather than interfering in roads that are nothing to do with them.

  3. Ruth abraham

    Would like our estate whera to be cleaned litter from commuters stanmore stn. And cab drivers costing us 150 every few months

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