Following the issues that have been reported by residents about rough sleeping at Gladstone Park, a lot of work is underway between the Council, Ashford Place and the Police. In September, a number of people were found sleeping in tents in Gladstone Park during the night-time inspections. All were given the Park byelaws translated into Romanian. A Romanian police officer was also available to assist with enquiries. The group were offered housing assistance by Ashford Place, but declined this offer before being escorted out of the park. All tents were taken and removed by Veolia and associated rubbish and debris cleared.
After this, the Police visited Gladstone Park and found no tents or structures present. There is evidence that they may have moved on to Fryent Country Park and Welsh Harp though where two encampments, rough sleepers and tents were removed.
The current plan is to organise similar operations in October for consecutive nights if necessary.
Tonight I will be chairing the Willesden Area Forum at the College of North West London (Willesden Campus). Join us from 7.30pm tonight where we will be discussing Brent’s Household Waste Strategy, proposals for changes to an emissions based Parking Charges and the Crest Girls Academy.
The Willesden Area Forum covers Dollis Hill, Dudden Hill, Welsh Harp, Willesden Green and during the break, you will have the opportunity to speak to your ward councillors, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, speakers and council officers.
A Harrow man has been remanded in custody accused of stabbing three people in Neasden.
Asad Qamar, 23, appeared at Brent Magistrates Court yesterday charged with three counts of wounding with intent and two counts of possession of a knife.
He was remanded in custody until a hearing at Harrow Crown Court on Tuesday, March 23.
A 20-year-old man was left in a critical condition in hospital after he was knifed in Aboyne Road at around 8.40pm on Saturday, March 13.
Two days earlier, at around 6pm, a 13-year-old boy and a 54-year-old woman were both stabbed in the back in seperate attacks, in the area of Neasden Recreation Ground.
The boy and the woman were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged, and Mr Qamar, of Falcon Way, Kenton, has been charged with all three attacks.
Source: Harrow Times
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