Apr 24 2014

Notes from the HOD Speakers Club – April 24, 2014

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Well, quite a turnout at the Civic Centre tonight for the HOD Speakers Club. Around half those presents were first-timers to a toastmasters group, and the organisation was spectacular – the agenda was timed down to the minute, which was good to see. So, what happens? It appears that members of the club get a number …

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Apr 24 2014

Marlborough and Wealdstone Independents Quit Politics

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As the nomination period closes, we see that the Marlborough and Wealdstone Independents have decided that despite getting lots of support (they say) at the doorstep, that “…it is purely in the interest of the residents and to avoid further political mess by the ILG that the M&W Independents team has decided not to stand …

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Apr 24 2014

Space for Cycling – April 26, 2014

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A short bike ride around Harrow, with a chance to meet local politicians and show your support for better cycling conditions in Harrow. Date: Saturday 26 April 2014 Time: 10am Venue: Harrow Civic Centre, main entrance Harrow Cyclists is a local borough group of the London Cycling Campaign, a membership organisation that campaigns for better conditions for …

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Apr 24 2014

Barry Says: Labour Can’t Count

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Being able to count and add things up is something I’ve always regarded as essential for doing important financial work like setting the council’s budget. But it seems Labour can’t add up; in fact, Labour apparently can’t even count past 2. In a recent exchange on Twitter about this year’s council budget-setting, Harrow Labour Party …

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Apr 24 2014

Free Women-Only Cycle Training in Harrow

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Everyone living, working or studying in Harrow can take advantage of free cycle training sessions as part of Harrow’s bid to get people cycling. However, a new campaign launched by Harrow Council is aimed specifically at women with a view to raise road safety awareness and get women more active. Thanks to funding from TfL, …

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Apr 24 2014

Police Appeal: Serious Assault in South Harrow: April 2, 2014

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Harrow Police are appealing for any information following a serious assault in Alexandra Avenue, close to the junction with Eastcote Lane on April 2, 2014 at around 3.15pm. If you were in the area, and saw or heard anything suspicious call: The Police incident room on 0208 358 0400 Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111  

Apr 24 2014

Guest Post: Full Circle Policing

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First we had the Bobby on the Beat. Then we had Sector Policing. Then we had Ward Policing. Then we had Safer Neighbourhood Policing. Now we have Clusters. Look very much like the sectors we use to have! Full Circle? Thanks to K for the words.

Apr 23 2014

Labour Say: Low Pay a real problem in Harrow

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Figures have emerged this week that 42% of all residents in Harrow West are paid less than the London Living Wage of £8.80. This makes Harrow West the 2nd worst constituency in London for the number of residents working in low paid jobs. Due to the ‘cost of living’ crisis, with spiralling rents, energy bills …

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Apr 23 2014

New Bilingual Primary School to Open in 2015 in Harrow

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Harrow Bilingual Primary School has announced its plans to open in September 2015, at an as-yet unidentified location – it says that the “…two most promising sites are within the borough of Harrow…” but goes on to say it has “potential reserve sites” elsewhere. HBPS, it says, will aim to provide students with a multi-cultural, …

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Apr 23 2014

Harrow East Fundraising Dinner – April 30, 2014

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Harrow East Labour Group are holding a fundraising dinner, hosted by Uma Kumaran, parliamentary candidate for Harrow east, with special guest Sadiq Khan MP. When: April 30, 2014 7.00pm Where: Spice Rack Restaurant, Church Road, Stanmore HA7 Cost: £45/head Ticket price includes: welcome drink, three-course dinner with a choice of dishes, unlimited soft drinks. A …

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