Tonnes of rubbish removed from Pinner park pond

This Is Local London: Tonnes of rubbish removed from park pond Tonnes of rubbish removed from park pond

A two-ring cooker top, a crutch and shoes were just some of the items found in a park pond while it was given a new lease of life.

Nearly ten tonnes of litter and debris was removed from the pond and duck island in Pinner Memorial Park.

Harrow Borough Council staff removed the huge amount of waste and litter by hand.

Councillor Chris Mote said: “A number of council workers have worked for days on end to remove tonnes of litter from the lake.

“I can only congratulate them on the excellent work they have done, which makes the park a nicer place to rest and play for the residents of Pinner and the general public at large.

“The lake has not been cleared properly for over ten years, due to cost, but the items found were beyond beggars belief, a two-ring cooker top, a crutch, shoes, clothes, handbags and car parts to name a few.”

Park keeper Tracy Herbert said: “The lake, duck island and the water fountain have had a great make over, hopefully visitors to the park will do their very best to keep it this way.”

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6:14pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Elliegirl says...

I would just like to say what wonderful job the park keeper Tracey is doing at Pinner memorial park, it is a pleasure to go into now it is so well kept and she is always busy doing something. Keep up the good work .
I would just like to say what wonderful job the park keeper Tracey is doing at Pinner memorial park, it is a pleasure to go into now it is so well kept and she is always busy doing something. Keep up the good work . Elliegirl
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10:49am Sun 16 Mar 14

jackdaw says...

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“I can only congratulate them on the excellent work they have done, which makes the park a nicer place to rest and play for the residents of Pinner and the general public at large. "

I agree. It is good to read a story about the what the oouncil workers ,are doing to make Harrow a better place in which to live, Those who contaminate the pond with their rubbish should hang their heads in shame.
Quote: “I can only congratulate them on the excellent work they have done, which makes the park a nicer place to rest and play for the residents of Pinner and the general public at large. " I agree. It is good to read a story about the what the oouncil workers ,are doing to make Harrow a better place in which to live, Those who contaminate the pond with their rubbish should hang their heads in shame. jackdaw
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11:02am Sun 16 Mar 14

jackdaw says...

I wish we could bring back the stocks for people who litter and fly tip in the Borough. Pelting them with the rubbish they have thrown down would porvide a source on entertainment.

I can't wait for the programme of fines to be rolled out for littering and spitting in the borough. I woulkd also like to see pictures of the culprits published in a rogue's gallery in the Harrow Times. I don't suppose that would happen though as it would probably infringe their human rights. However, the rest of us have a human right to live in a clean and rubbish free borough!
I wish we could bring back the stocks for people who litter and fly tip in the Borough. Pelting them with the rubbish they have thrown down would porvide a source on entertainment. I can't wait for the programme of fines to be rolled out for littering and spitting in the borough. I woulkd also like to see pictures of the culprits published in a rogue's gallery in the Harrow Times. I don't suppose that would happen though as it would probably infringe their human rights. However, the rest of us have a human right to live in a clean and rubbish free borough! jackdaw
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