MORE than 200 people have demanded the filthy approach to Willesden Junction Station is cleaned up.

Signatories to a petition say they are sick of the dilapidated state of the road, claiming it is dark, filthy and intimidating to walk down.

Last week, a group of residents led by the Keep Harlesden Clean Group (KHC), got together to crank up the pressure on Network Rail - which is responsible for the road - by gathering signatures from disgruntled commuters.

They plan to present the petition to Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

Hayley Borg, a member of KHC, said: "Willesden Junction has been a thorn in many residents' eyes for a long time.

"There is rubbish everywhere on the embankment, the road is falling apart and so is the pavement.

"It is unsafe, looks awful and is just not a very welcoming environment.

"Brent Council, with the help of an outside organisation and residents of the area, is currently developing a vision for Harlesden - and we believe Willesden Junction must be part of this vision.

"Something must be done sooner rather than later. Network Rail should not be allowed to get away with this once again. Harlesden just deserves better."

Network Rail has pledged to take action.