A councillor is appealing for support over a campaign to clean up a service road blighted by fly-tipping.

Cllr Krishna Suresh, who sits on Harrow Council, has entered Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme hoping to transform the road behind Alexandra Avenue in Rayners Lane.

The service road has struggled with an ongoing fly-tipping problem, and despite efforts to alleviate the issue, rubbish continues to pile up.

Cllr Suresh explained that he hopes to secure the necessary third-party funding as the council does not have responsibility for private land.

“I was really pleased that Tesco decided to accept my project and I hope we will get the chance to help local people,” he said.

“For too long, residents have had to put up with fly-tipping in this alleyway. It has welcomed rats and flies, and something needs to change.

“We want to see a cleaner and healthier environment in Harrow and I urge people to go out and support this scheme.”

The ‘Bags of Help’ programme gives customers the chance to vote for various community projects by dropping blue tokens – handed out by cashiers – into clear boxes by shop entrances.

This round of voting runs until August 31, with boxes dotted around Tesco stores throughout Harrow.