Wealdstone gets a Spring Clean!

Wealdstone clean up in May

Cleaning up in Wealdstone

Local people, police and the Council’s Clean Team were out in full force last weekend (18 & 19 May) in Wealdstone to help spring clean the area from Harrow and Wealdstone station, through to Iceland.

The event was organised by local group, Our Wealdstone jointly with the police, Harrow Council and a host of volunteers from different organisations - who turned up to help kick start the community clean up by picking up litter, painting shop fronts and posts, sweeping the high street, removing fly-tipping and weeding flower beds.

Jane Hylton, a member of resident group, Our Wealdstone said:

“We’re proud that so many people came out to support us, it’s exciting to see a real community spirit building and we are now planning other events over the coming months.”

Organisations in Wealdstone helping out over the weekend, included the Harrow Clean Team, Harrow Boxing Club, Wealdstone Methodist Church, Ayyappan Temple, Specsavers and Wealdstone Active Community.

Clean up in May

Harrow Clean Team were out in full force

Volunteers from the London Ayyappan Temple in Mason Avenue painted a few of the shop fronts and walls along the High Street.

Mr Muthukumaru Anpan, a temple attendee, who is in regular liaison with the Council, said:

“The clean up this weekend is a great start in Wealdstone - although more needs to be done in supporting the area. In the temple, we have volunteers who come and clean it monthly and we decided that something different needed to be done this time, to support the whole community.”

A street stilt walker kept the volunteers entertained as they worked and they didn’t go hungry either, with free food donated by Wenzel’s the bakers - including sausage rolls and doughnuts. Barracuda – the fish and chips takeaway and restaurant in Headstone Drive, also gave away portions of free chips to the hard working crowd.

Wealdstone Councillor Phillip O’Dell at Harrow Council said:

“This weekend is a fantastic example of what can be done when the community comes together. Along with the positive turnout, a lot of progress was made in brightening up shopping areas and trying to bring the community and businesses in the areas to take pride in where they live, work and shop.”