Friday, September 25, 2020

A colourful new mural depicting the Barham Bear has brightened up a disused building in Sudbury.

Young musicians from Harlesden’s award winning steel orchestra put their steel pans aside to do a community litter pick.

A petition with more than 1,000 signatures has been sent to Brent Council urging it to stop a traffic block proposal.

A “dull” secondary school garden in Kilburn has transformed into a calming sensory space for all those having a “rough day”.

A UK water giant is to carry out extra inspections in Brent to make sure homes and businesses are properly connected to the sewer network.

Community skips allowing Brent residents to get rid of up to five bulky items for free are returning to the borough.

A recycling campaign is underway in Brent making it easier to dispose of unwanted clothes and textiles.

More than 500 residents have signed a petition to stop a Kenton school from installing floodlit football pitches and cricket strip.

Armed with litter picks and blue bags Conservative Party members kicked off a series of park clean ups in Kenton.

Thousands of jobs are on offer as construction of the controversial HS2 railway line kicks into gear.

The Willesden Jewish Cemetery is to open for the public to enjoy after years of painstaking work to conserve the site.

An Alperton man got the fright of his life after finding a black snake lurking under his dog’s basket.

Two women living on opposite sides of a Kingsbury Curve tube track have launched a campaign to reduce the “screeching noise” whenever trains pass.

Brent’s bee corridor- the first of its kind in London when launched last year - is being extended.

A tongue-in-cheek “thanks” has been extended to Brent Council after it created an unintended “water feature” in Kilburn High Road.

Brent Council wants to “nudge people out of their cars” to help improve air quality and tackle breathing issues in the borough.

Plans are afoot to transform the canal side in Harlesden complete with boating workshops and a market place.

Last minute mediation talks between the Bridge Park community and Brent Council have failed meaning the trial will go ahead on Monday.

Work has begun to demolish the iconic walkway ramp to Wembley Stadium which has served visitors for 46 years and replace it with steps.

Neighbours in Harlesden are demanding the council takes strong action over a developer which has damaged trees.

Environmental campaigners have been transporting supplies to the HS2 protesters camping in trees.

People are being asked not to dump their belongings outside a Kenton hospice’s charity shop.

A bold new sign now adorns Cricklewood’s railway bridge after the community won funding from Thameslink.

Campaigners against planned high rises in Cricklewood staged an “awareness raising” protest so people could “know what’s coming”.

A Stonebridge recycling centre is reopening next week with warnings there will be a queuing system in place.

Pavements are to be temporarily widened in some of Brent’s busiest streets to help protect the community and slow the continuing spread of Covid-19.

People’s pothole woes are being dealt with in Brent but which wards should be prioritised?

A 61-year-old tortoise has been saved from eviction from his garden home in Mapesbury following a community outcry.

Plans to impose mandatory mattress recycling on manufacturers to reduce fly-tipping have been welcomed by a Kensal Green councillor who has been fighting illegal dumping for years.

Harlesden students met with council chiefs to celebrate new lights in Roundwood Park two years after they confronted them at a full council meeting to make the area safer.

City Hall measures to tackle toxic air could prevent 33,008 hospital admissions in Brent by 2050, according to a new report.

A prototype electric recycling van has been doing the rounds in Brent as part of a two-week pilot to explore future green waste disposal.

This is a picture of a huge fly-tip left on private land in Alperton.

A petition has been launched calling on the council to stop asphalting pavements saying its “cheap, nasty and not good for the environment”.

Students from a Brent primary school staged a climate change march in their high street to spread awareness to neighbours and local businesses.

Visitors to a Wembley cemetery have expressed distress at the sight of graves being “ripped up”.

Neighbours in and around Welsh Harp are urging Barnet Council to refuse an application to build housing on nearby Metropolitan Open Land.

Green-fingered pupils from a Kenton secondary school put £56,000 funding to good use by transforming an area of Woodcock Park, which had fallen into disrepair.

The loss of a public toilet in Neasden is causing a stink among members of the community who fear vulnerable people will urinate on nearby walls.

More than 6,700 on-the-spot searches took place on the streets of Brent in 2019 - but police took action against fewer people.

Kilburn’s community has hit out at the disrepair of its main high street which will hold a mile-long party in the summer as part of Brent Borough of Culture.

A Wembley construction firm has been fined half a million pounds after a father-of-two was killed in a demolition project.

Council officers have promised an audience in Harlesden “a change of approach” which could see greater protection of the borough’s trees. is the UK’s ground-breaking platform and app dedicated to streamlining the relationship between waste collectors and treatment sites.


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