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Tue, 17:12

Children in Stonebridge have graduated from a busy week learning howto make composters and other horticultural delights.

Brent Council is to charge residents £35 to dispose of bulky waste from next month.

Staff and pupils of a Brondesbury primary school praised the “incredible gesture” after a housing association gifted them nearby woodland instead of building homes on it.

The chief executive of a fracking company has said he will not explore sites in Brent in the event of huge opposition.

A new organisation committed to addressing the dangers of air pollution in Brent has held its first public meeting.

A petition has been launched to stop fracking in Harlesden as an energy company seeks to dig for gas in the borough.

Residents in Roe Green Village have expressed relief that a controversial planning application to build commercial football pitches in a nearby school has been declined.

A Kilburn-based resident has set up an experimental scheme to collect used cooking oil for conversion into biofuel.

Communities living near a waste site in Cricklewood are campaigning for the relocation of a waste firm as they battle daily against smells and dust.

A disabled Harlesden entrepreneur who battled for funding to launch her healthy food academy is officially celebrating its opening this weekend.

More than 25 residents gathered on a green on Barn Rise, in Wembley, today to plant the first of 60 new trees in the area funded by the Greater London Authority.

A Muslim community in Willesden Green has donated 500 free flower trees to passers by.

A Kingsbury father smelling toxic fumes near schools in the area has urged the council to take action on “illegal waste burning.”

Four Brent community groups have been monitoring air pollution in the southern part of the borough as part of a citizen science project across London.

Greener buses are to be rolled out in sections of Brent as part of the Mayor of London’s bid to improve the city’s air quality.

Brent’s only independent councillor has opposed extending a “draconian” public order around Cricklewood, Willesden Green and Kingsbury banning casual workers from finding employment.

There are 22 locations across Brent where residents can drop off their Christmas tree to be recycled if they are not signed up to the borough’s garden waste service.

Brent Council is to review on-street parking controls which could result in more restrictions being introduced in the borough.

Kensal Green councillors have stepped in to help out campaigners on a ‘poo patrol’ as dog mess is blighting a small park, so owners better watch out.

Residents in Willesden Green are taking a stand with pictures, ribbons and chalk as the council tears up their pavements to replace it with tarmac.

Brent Council are planning to double the fine handed out to anyone caught fly-tipping in the borough.

A contentious meeting held on a Willesden Green street corner ended in a stalemate as residents, council officers and councillors failed to agree on proposed tarmac pavements.

Brent Council’s carbon footprint has been reduced by 11.3 per cent equating to approximately £220K worth of savings per year, according to a new report.

A group of angry residents in Willesden have accused Brent Council of cheating them after pavements in their street were torn up and replaced with black tarmac.

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