Brent Council and the police have pulled together local businesses to support a range of improvement measures in Waterloo Passage, just off Kilburn High Road, long a site of anti-social behaviour.
The first in a series of improvements has started with trees and shrubs cut back using Community Payback scheme workers and tools and materials donated by B&Q. The Tricycle Theatre joined in too.
Future measures will include a deep clean and new lighting – all to help make the passage cleaner and safer. Police and council staff will also provide an ongoing higher visibility presence, helping deter future anti-social behaviour.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said “The local community has raised this concern consistently, and now the council and the police are showing that we’ve listened. We’re delighted that B&Q and the Tricycle Theatre are joining in, making it a real joint effort, alongside Community Payback scheme members, who are giving something back to the community.”
PC Tom Surr, Kilburn Dedicated Ward Officer said, “This is a fantastic example of how long-standing problems can be effectively tackled through agency collaboration and community engagement. The Safer Neighbourhoods Team will continue to play their part, providing a high-visibility presence to prevent anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in the area”.