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Monday, January 9, 2017
Sadiq Khan has named the A5 Edgware Road as a new Low Emission Bus Zones

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.

Cllr Helen Carr is the independent councillor for Mapesbury

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

Residents can recycle their Christmas trees in Brent PA Photo/thinkstockphotos

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.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood wants to hear your views

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

Councillors and campaigners on 'poo patrol' in Kensal Green

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 plan to double the maximum fine for fly-tipping

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

Chris Whyte of Brent Council, far left with residents of Chandos Road angered at proposals to replace slabbed pavements with tarmac

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.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood

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.

Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas

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.

Cricklewood Town Team volunteers have been nomintated for an award for enhancing Cricklewood Station in the Adopt a Station project. Pic credit: Thomas Bell

A Cricklewood community association has been shortlisted for an award for beatifying their local train station.

Tracy Brent, claims Network Rail ridding three miles of greenery including her tree is

Residents in Kensal Green have slammed rail chiefs for “deforesting” Brent because of falling leaves on tracks.

A resident claims this warden was hiding behind a bus stop

Litter wardens in Brent have been accused of carrying out underhand practices while handing out £80 on-the-spot fines across the borough.

Broken pavement in Birchen Grove, Kingsbury (Pic credit: Twitter@misterscoop)

Work to repair potholes and replace some of the borough’s damaged paving stones with tarmac to make pavements more resilient and durable is underway.

Toby Walsh and Fiona Mulaisho of Kensal Rise Residents Association on a walkabout with Cllr Muhammed Butt, Brent Council leader   Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg

Brent Council’s leader has promised to prioritise “forgotten” Kensal Rise after agreeing to a walkabout with campaigners.

Father David Ackerman at St John The Evangelist, Kensal Green  Pic credit: Polly Hancock

A vicar in Kensal Green has hit out at dog owners who allow their dogs to leave an unholy mess on his church lawn.

More than 60 people met at Stonebridge Park Station to take part in the Brent Walk for Change organised by Brent Friend's of the Earth

Residents in and around Wembley on a sponsored walk in the borough were surprised to find a beaten track of wide open fields and river paths.

Flytipping in Church Road, Kingsbury Pic credit: Adam Thomas

Flytippers in Brent beware as the council is on the hunt and if you are caught you will be fined on the spot.

Brent Council is targeting litterbugs

Litterbugs better watch out as uniformed patrol officers are out and about in Brent and will be issuing £80 on-the-spot fines to culprits.

The resident has been fined for fly-tipping this mess

The council has used new powers which came into force this month to issue its first fine to a resident caught fly-tipping.

Broken pavements in Birchen Close, Kingsbury (Pic credit: Twitter@misterscoop)

Some damaged pavements in Brent will be replaced with tarmac under plans announced by Brent Council today.

A murder investigation has been launched

Police have closed down EIGHT brothels operating in Sudbury after tracing them through advertising stickers plastered on lampposts in the area.

Maura Maloney with the overflowing rubbish bins  (Pic credit: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

Residents in Kilburn have been forced to dispose of their own rubbish while a landlord and the council lock horns over who should empty their bins, it has been claimed.

The Woodhouse Urban Park, located off Albert Road, in South Kilburn officially opening on Saturday

A new urban park in South Kilburn will open to the public for the first time this weekend.

Parking fees consultation ends Monday. Photo: PA/Jonathan Brady

Residents in Brent are being urged to respond to a consultation over parking charges.

How the proposed 'Twin Towers' will look

Campaigners opposing a “Twin Towers” development in Wembley have asked that the planning application be held back by the new Mayor of London before building work begins.

Jagjivan and Kaltana Masters in Glacier Road near Sainsbury's with the changed signage after successfully appealing a penalty charge notice for turning onto a no right turn

A Wembley couple have won an appeal against a driving fine after they successfully proved a ‘no right turn’ sign in Alperton was obscured by bushes.

Charlene Hall lives in Melrose Avenue (Photo: Google StreetView)

A noisy resident who continuously rattled her neighbours by playing ‘heavy bassline’ music too loudly has been fined.

Litterbugs will be fined £80 under the pilot scheme

A pilot scheme to fine litterbugs in the borough will rake in thousands for a private company but could have made Brent Council up to £180,000, a Labour councillor says.

How the proposed 'Twin Towers' will look

A Labour councillor has spoken out about his own party’s planning transparency as a controversial “Twin Towers” development in Wembley Central gets the green light.

Kebap 49 has a zero-rating for hygiene (Pic: Google)

A kebab shop with a zero-rating for hygiene has been accused of causing a rat infestation in Cricklewood which the council are claimed to be ignoring.

Gama Halal Meat is in Ealing Road (Pic: Google)

A butcher in Alperton has been ordered to pay more than £1,800 for illegally dumping his fridge on the street.

'Green Tax' came into force last April

Brent Council has moved to reassure residents that £40,000 paid to Veolia from a £120 surplus is to be used to improve the service.

The Duke of Gloucester  with pupils from Park Lane Primary School (Photo by Adam Tiernan Thomas)

A park in Wembley got a royal clean up with a visit today from HRH The Duke of Gloucester to encourage residents to ‘Clean for the Queen’.

A snake has escaped from a flat in Neasden - STOCK PIC USED (Picture Phil Noble/PA)

A snake has escaped from its home in Neasden bringing terror to the neighbourhood.

Papa John in Cricklewood Broadway (Pic: Google)

A pizza restaurant in Cricklewood has been slammed with a £1,600 fine for illegally dumping its rubbish.

The centre teaches primary school children about the environment

An axed education centre in Kingsbury has been given a new lease of life once again thanks to an environmental charity.

Protest builds outside St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Canterbury Road to stop HS2 shaft being moved next to it       Pic credit: Angela Blake

Residents in South Kilburn have accused HS2 chiefs of “inept communication” as they made a last ditch stand against a vent shaft being dug and erected next to their homes and school.

Sanket Mevada, of Bassingham Road in Wembley was fined £1052 for dropping litter on nearby Norton Road.

Fly-tippers be warned: Brent Council is coming after you.

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