Neighbours shift more than 7 tonnes of rubbish

A team of HCRA volunteers shifted more than seven tonnes of junk at the association’s annual Dump Run event.

The event on Saturday, June 24, saw truckloads of rubbish, including mattresses, fridges and sackfuls of garden waste ferried to the town dump.

The team also picked up litter and weeded around street trees as part of the popular community clear-up supported by Harrow Council.

Tonnes of fly-tipped rubbish were removed from local alleyways including the passage that runs between homes in Rosslyn Crescent and Woodlands Road.

A total of 7.21 tonnes of rubbish were taken to the dump.

Residents came out in force to support the event, including providing refreshments and making donations toward the cost of hiring the van. Rosslyn resident Priti cooked a delicious lunch for the volunteers.

Gloves, tabards and litter pickers were supplied by Harrow Council, which also gave permission to use the dump.

HCRA chair Brett Lake-Benson said: ‘This year’s Dump Run was a big success. It’s an example of what a community can achieve when it comes to together.

‘I’d like to thank everyone who helped organise the event including designing and delivering flyers and sorting out the hire of the van.

‘Thanks to all the helpers who shifted huge amounts of rubbish and those who donated money. Donations will go towards the hire of the van and help fund future HCRA events and activities.’