Harrow & Wealdstone Station gets a revamp

Work has begun to spruce up Harrow and Wealdstone Station, which was badly in need of repairs.

The £3.7 million revamp will include replacing and repainting windows and work to refurbish the bridge and lifts.

Work has already started with one half of the bridge currently boarded up and out of use.

The works are expected to continue until December this year. Managers have said the lifts will remain in use throughout.

Greenhill ward councillor Keith Ferry has been pushing for the upgrade for many years.

“I look forward to seeing a station we can be proud of once again – shiny, pristine and sparkling,” he told the council’s Harrow People magazine.

Volunteers take junk to the dump

A team of local volunteers cleared away tonnes of junk as part of HCRA’s annual clean-up.

The popular “Dump Run” event on May 12 saw neighbours collect unwanted furniture and other rubbish and ferry it to the dump.

The event is supported by Harrow Council and those who came to lend a hand included Greenhill ward councillor Sue Anderson (pictured above).

As always there was plenty of junk to cart away including many items left by callous fly-tippers.

During the event the team cleared huge amounts of dumped rubbish from the passageway that runs between Rosslyn Crescent and Frognal Avenue including mattresses, a rusty barbecue and other household waste.

The event is free but HCRA does collect donations to help pay for the hire of the van and other expenses.

Once again volunteers were treated to a delicious lunch made by a resident from Rosslyn Crescent.

HCRA chair Brett Lake-Benson thanked everyone who took part and supported the event.

“One of HCRA’s main goals is to make our neighbourhood a nicer place to live. It is depressing when fly-tippers dump rubbish in our streets and alleyways but we are determined not to lot them win,” he said.

“Events like our annual Dump Run show what communities can achieve when they work together.”

At other times of the year Harrow Council will collect bulky items for a fee.

Meanwhile HCRA encourages all residents in Rosslyn Crescent, Frognal Avenue and Woodlands Road to download and use Harrow Council’s “Your Place, Your Space” app, which can be used to report fly-tipping quickly and easily.