On Friday, I went to see the works around contaminated land in Stonebridge ward. Brent Council was awarded about 40% of the available national funding for cleaning up contaminated land last year, and works have been proceeding apace. Contaminated soil is removed from gardens, a protective membrane installed, and the garden topped up with clean soil and (where appropriate) new turf. The whole programme has to be completed by 31 March.
For our environmental health team to be given such a large share of the national pot, and push through such a complex project is a tribute to their professionalism.