£57,000 spring clean for Brent’s high streets

8 April 2019

An operation is underway to give town centres in Brent a deep clean ahead of summer, following a £57,000 cash injection from central government. The extra funds will be put towards jet washing pavements, as well as removing graffiti, paan stains, stickers and flyposting from high streets.

High streets in Wembley, Alperton, Queensbury and Neasden have already benefited from extra cleaning by Veolia teams, with the operation continuing in other areas up until 28th April.

It comes in the midst of the Great British Spring Clean (22 March - 22 April), an annual event run in partnership with local resident groups, Veolia, and Keep Britain Tidy and aimed at getting everyone to do more to keep their local areas clean.

Resident groups have arranged litter picks across the borough for the Great British Spring Clean, supported by Neighbourhood Managers from Brent Council. The community skip, an initiative introduced to tackle illegal rubbish dumping, will also be popping up at a string of locations over the month.

Cllr Krupa Sheth, Lead Member for Environment, said: "We want people to be proud to live in Brent, so I'm delighted we're able to give our high streets a deep clean ahead of the summer. There's lots of work to do to tackle issues like littering, paan spitting and illegal graffiti - it takes time to change behaviour and we're not going to do it overnight. That's why it's fantastic to see volunteers that are passionate about their local community getting involved in the Great British Spring Clean."

The council can provide litter pickers, gloves and bags for residents and resident groups wanting to organise a Great British Spring Clean in their area. For more information, contact: recyclemore@brent.gov.uk.