Bayswater Councillors have welcomed the traditional ‘post Carnival’ clean up after this year’s Notting Hill Carnival celebrations. Each year Westminster Council collects more than 100 tonnes of rubbish over the weekend – and planning for it starts months ahead.

Councillor Brian Connell was pleased by pro-active raids by the Police. “Each year we see some trouble in our community over Carnival weekend – but with Operation Razorback, the Police were trying to take trouble-makers off the streets before they arrived at Carnival.

“Problems like street urination, vandalism and graffiti always appear at Carnival time – do leave an unwelcome mark on Bayswater long after carnival has gone.  However, with arrests down again, we should be pleased that the planning this year has paid off.”

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