In a recent announcement, Harrow Council revealed their efforts in combating the ongoing issue of fly-tipping in the borough.
The council disclosed that they have already issued ‘hundreds of fines this year’ as part of their campaign to ‘Restore Pride in Harrow’.
Cllr Anjana Patel, the Cabinet member for Highways, Infrastructure, and Community Safety, urged residents to join the fight against fly-tipping. In a video released by the council, she provided insights into the comprehensive strategy employed, which includes the use of mobile cameras and diligent investigative work.
The evidence gathered from these methods has enabled the council to identify and penalise individuals responsible for illegal dumping. Those caught in the act have faced surprise visits and hefty fines.
Residents were encouraged to contribute to the cause by reporting any instances of fly-tipping through the official website, www.harrow.gov.uk/flytipping.
In the same newsletter, Harrow Council Leader, Cllr Paul Osborn, expressed his concern for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. He extended his thoughts and prayers to those affected by the turmoil and noted Harrow’s commitment to diversity and tolerance.
Cllr Osborn said, “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone caught up in the conflict, especially those that have lost loved ones, or are waiting for news.
“Some of you will have friends, family or other personal connections to the region, and will be very concerned about the situation there – we all hope that a peaceful resolution can be found soon.
“I’m proud that our diverse borough has a reputation for respect and tolerance. People from a huge variety of backgrounds call Harrow home, and it is our commitment to these values that unites us.
“Sadly, we know at times like these, there can be an increase in hate crime. The council has been working with the Police, community groups and religious representatives to reassure all our communities and help everyone to feel safe. Thankfully, in Harrow things have largely remained calm, with no rise in tension.
“The Police have increased their neighbourhood presence across London to reassure residents. If you witness hate crime, please report it to the Police. You can call 101 or report online at reportit.org.uk.
“In an emergency always dial 999. Incidents of antisemitism can also be reported to cst.org.uk. Incidents of Islamophobia can be reported to tellmamauk.org.”