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Portable toilets will be back in Kensal Green over Notting Hill Carnival weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:07 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:25 13 August 2013

Notting Hill Carnival will take place on August 25 and 26

Notting Hill Carnival will take place on August 25 and 26

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Brent Council will reinstall toilets in Kensal Green during the Notting Hill Carnival a year after they were axed to save money.

Location of portable toilets

On or near the footpath in Berens Road near the junction with Harrow Road

On or near by the footpath in Wakeman Road near to Harrow Road

Near or on the footpath in Warfield Road near the junction with Harrow Road.

Last year the council came under fire by residents who complained that revellers were relieving themselves in their gardens after they withdrew nine portable toilets without consultation.

The town hall admitted the decision was taken to save £2,000.

However today, the council announced the installation of three toilets in three separate sites in Kensal Green for 48 hours during the carnival weekend on August 25 and 26.

In addition, there will be extra street cleaning and litter removal in the area during the festivities.

Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s lead member for customers and citizens, said: “We’ve listened to what residents said about the impact of the carnival on their community last year and their top concern was toilet provision. That’s why we’ve acted and made sure nine toilets will be installed continuously during the carnival.

“Notting Hill Carnival is a great event and I wish it well, but unfortunately it does have a great effect on some of our wards which we are determined to mitigate this year.”

Avril Mackintosh from Kensal Triangle Residents’ Association, told the Times she was very happy with the news.

She added: “Such a small thing will make such a big difference to residents.”


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