Harrow’s Conservative-run Council is continuing its successful programme of ‘Weeks of Action’, this time focusing on Rayners Lane.
A ‘Week of Action’ is when multiple Council departments and agencies focus intensively on one neighbourhood for a week to tackle anti-social behaviour, overcrowded housing, and fly-tipping.
After the ‘Week of Action’ an off license was forced to close after it was discovered that it was powered by a noisy generator which was running day and night.
An illegal house of multiple occupancy (shared house), which had 10 adults and 3 children all sharing a small kitchen and a single bathroom, has been uncovered and appropriate action is being taken against the landlord.
Businesses in Rayners Lane and Alexandra Avenue were inspected. 5 shops had notices issued against them due to a lack of waste management.
Graffiti on public land and public property was removed and multiple fly-tips investigated. The Council’s enforcement officers also issued 14 fines for littering, street drinking and spitting.
Cllr Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member responsible for Highways, Infrastructure and Community Safety, said:
“We are keeping our borough clean and safe for our residents, and we are restoring pride back in Harrow. I know most businesses and individuals are law abiding and care for their neighbourhoods. But the minority who seek to blight our communities with fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and illegal practices have been found out and will be fined.”