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Rayners Lane community clean-up initiative gains momentum

Residents and local businesses in Rayners Lane, Harrow, are rallying together to revitalise a neglected service road, with the support of Harrow Litter Pickers and Harrow Council.

Organised by resident Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar and volunteers, this initiative has already led to significant improvements in the area.

Since the start of the year, seven community clean-up events have been held, transforming the once-overgrown and fly-tipped access road between Rayners Lane and Oxleay Road.

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Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar clearing up in Rayners Lane.

Volunteers have cleared vegetation, removed rubbish, and worked with local businesses, including a nearby car garage, which helped dispose of old tires.

The latest effort involves three additional clean-up events, culminating with a skip provided by Harrow Council to dispose of collected waste. Taking place earlier this month, these events helped make the road accessible and safe.

In addition to the clean-ups, a small community garden is being planned near the car garage, using repurposed fly-tips as planters and donated items to promote biodiversity. This project, supported by residents and Harrow Litter Pickers, will further enhance the area and encourage local wildlife.

Councillor Idaikkadar’s contributions are highly valued by the community. The Harrow Litter Pickers’ Facebook group has documented the progress with numerous photos, spotlighting the community’s hard work and dedication.

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Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar

Local residents are urged to participate in the remaining clean-up events and support the initiative. The collective effort aims to maintain the area’s cleanliness and prevent future neglect.

For more details on upcoming events and to get involved, visit the Harrow Litter Pickers’ Facebook group.

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