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People who spit Paan or Guthka on the streets of Wembley faced a rude awakening this weekend. Local volunteer groups including WCARA together with councillors, launched a campaign with two days of action to tackle the problem of spitting in the area.

To tackle the problem, volunteers from community groups took to the streets of Wembley this weekend (April 13/14) to talk to local people and businesses about the environmental, health and hygiene implications of public paan spitting and drum up support for the new Brent Paan Action Network.

The volunteers supported by street cleaning and enforcement teams from Brent Council. Enforcement patrols will be stepped up, with public spitters facing on-the-spot fines of £100, while the pavements of Ealing Road and Wembley High Road will be jet washed by Veolia to remove the existing stains.

The campaign is supported by WCARA, The Brent Indian Association, Diu Kadia Nyati Samaj UK, Bharatvasi On Duty, Federation of Patidar Associations, and Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir, a Hindu temple in Wembley which is beset by stains from tabacco based Paan and Guthka producst