‘Day of Action’ borough-wide enforcement campaign

7 May 2020

Patrols are underway across town centres as part of a ‘day of action’ campaign to reinforce social distancing measures.

Most residents are abiding by the ‘stay home’ message and adhering to social distancing when they leave their home to buy food, medicines or take exercise.

But a day of action in Harlesden gives a ‘snapshot’ of people becoming too relaxed around social distancing rules.

Teams spent the day visiting businesses and talking to members of the public in Harlesden about a range of issues, from street drinking to waste collections.

Four fixed penalty notices were issued to people for drinking in the street; one fixed penalty was issued for illegal rubbish dumping; and six businesses were advised about the laws and social distancing.

The team will move around all town centres across the borough over the coming weeks as part of the ‘day of action’ campaign in partnership with the Police to target ‘hotspots’ where anti-social behaviour, street drinking and social distancing are issues. The day of Action in Harlesden took place on April 24.

Patrols are being led by officers from Environmental Enforcement, Trading Standards, Food Safety, Community Safety, Neighbourhood Management, and Serco, to support the education and enforcement of Covid-19 restrictions.

Councillor Tom Miller, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement, said: “Social distancing is vital to help prevent a second wave of the pandemic and we must all do our best to protect the communities where we live by abiding by the new social distancing rules.”

 

The table below outlines the hotspots being tackled by the ‘Day of Action’ campaign:  which will include tackling ASB, Social distancing, Street Drinking and non-compliance of businesses during COVID19 restrictions.

 

Location

Harlesden

Neasden

Willesden

Kingsbury/Queensbury

Wembley High Road

Ealing Road

Kilburn High Road

Open Space Parks