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Cleaning teams start work on Harrow's eyesore areas
A cleaning team cleared litter and overgrown alleyways to tackle eyesore areas.
The team from Harrow Borough Council took on undergrowth in the alleyways of Rayners Lane as part of a new programme to blitz problem areas.
The say of action comes after leader of the council Councillor Susan Hall announced a £500,000 investment in environmental measures to increase street cleaning in shopping centres around the borough.
Cllr Hall said: “I said I was determined to clean up Harrow, and the Blitz team have been in action this morning showing people that’s exactly what’s happening on the streets right now.
“Alley ways can, if not kept clean and secure, become cul-de-sacs of crime in their own right and we are putting a stop to that. Rayners Lane is one of the areas that have seen most neglect, so it’s absolutely right we start there.
“Over the coming days and weeks, you will see continual clean-up operations of this kind across the borough. Local people want to see an end to shabby streets and public spaces, and that is what we are going to deliver.”
The money will also go towards the tidying of parks and the recruitment of 21 additional staff to the environmental department.
During the coming months the council says it will target specific roads and areas in partnership with police to tackle untidy streets and tackle potential antisocial behaviour.
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