Pre-Carnival tasks

Pre Carnival tasks

Delivery of forecourt trading and balcony/roof safety letters

Forecourt letters are delivered by hand to all trading premises on Golborne Road, Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Grove that have a forecourt attached to their premises.

Balcony/roof letters are sent to properties that are on the Carnival route.

Pre Carnival clear-up

This is a labour intensive exercise to improve local public safety in the Carnival area.

At least two weeks before Carnival site visits are made to all builders working within the Carnival area to advise them of the need to secure the property they are working on over the Carnival Weekend. Advice is given on how to secure scaffolding, materials, hoardings and the need to remove builders' materials.

Any property in the Carnival area that has a skip on the highway is reminded to remove it by 12 noon on the Friday before Carnival.

‘Statutory undertakers’, such as water contractors, who are carrying out any type of work on the highway are advised through the Highways Department of the need to secure these sites by Friday before Carnival.

On the first week of the pre Carnival clear-up as well as speaking to builders, officers will also be checking gardens in properties and basement areas and advising residents about the removal of unfixed items. They will also be compiling a list of dumps that will need clearing.

The week before Carnival Council Enforcement Officers working with the Cleansing Contractors will cover the entire Carnival area over a six day period Monday to Saturday, visiting and checking all gardens and basement areas to see if there is anything that still requires removal.

Property owners are given the opportunity to have the items removed. Any obvious dumps are also cleared.

Historically around 25 tonnes of various items are removed at this time.

If the Council has to remove any material from private land, the owner/occupier may be liable for this cost.

Suez is responsible for the removal, by Friday evening, of all litter bins and mini recycling centres from the south boundary, Holland Park Avenue and Notting Hill Gate and all streets north to the borough boundary.

Litter bins are removed as it is not possible to keep them emptied because the roads are closed.

Suez must have a skip vehicle and driver on standby on Friday and Saturday all day, and on the Sunday until noon. This is in case any builders skips within the Carnival area have to be removed.

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