Jul 31 2015

Green Bin Downsizing to Reduce Waste Collection Costs in Harrow

harrow_council_logo2

If current rumours are to be believed – and the previous leak from Dave’s Council about Brown Bin charging wasn’t far off the mark – it seems that a secret plan to change all the green bins in Harrow to new, slimmer ones, could be on the cards. Green bins (which aren’t actually for green …

Continue reading »

Jul 31 2015

Dismal Failure of ‘Channel Shift’ for Harrow Council Website

harrow_council_logo2

Despite throwing more and more money at it’s website, and forcing residents to deal with the council online – the so-called ‘Channel Shift’ strategy to reduce costs and increase residents’ inconvenience – visitors to the Council’s website are declining for the fourth month in a row. We’ve got a chart below, using the Council’s own …

Continue reading »

Jul 29 2015

Let’s Try Again – Harrow Council’s Second Go at Brown Bin Charges

harrow_council_logo2

Harrow Council’s Labour administration, having been chewed up and spat out by Conservative Leader Cllr Susan Hall over their first botched attempt at charging for brown bin collections, have now announced they’ve had a second bash at the scheme. The new scheme drops the initial ’15 months for the price of 12′ offer, limits the …

Continue reading »

Jul 26 2015

Lockwood: For One Night Only – The Review

mike_lockwood-150x150

Fresh from a couple of weeks in the sub, and sporting a healthy suntan, Harrow Council’s Chief Exec, Mike Lockwood, accepted an invitation to meet residents at South Harrow and Roxeth Resident Association’s July meeting. We tweeted the event live at the time, but for those not on Twitter, here’s a brief recap: Mike talked …

Continue reading »

Jul 24 2015

Harrow’s Brown Bin Charging Scheme – Crashed and Burned

harrow_council_logo2

Harrow Council’s plans to start charging for brown bin collection from October this year have already gone wrong – three months before they were due to begin. The original plan was to charge £75 a year for a collection every two weeks of what would become exclusively garden waste. Food and kitchen waste would be …

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2015

South Harrowing Parking Issues: Stakeholder Meeting (Residents NOT invited!)

harrow_council_logo

Email from the council earlier this week (and thanks, Mr T for forwarding): The council is embarking on a review of the on street parking in parts of South Harrow that were agreed as part of its published parking review program. The first stage of this process is to hold a stakeholders meeting with interested …

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2015

Welldon Park Junior School – Proposed Expansion Plans

welldon_park_logo

Welldon Park Junior School is also up for expansion, to cope with a three-form entry in future years. The council have provided proposed plans, which could well change over coming months, to show how they’d support the extra teaching areas needed. Unlike the Infant school up the road, it’s likely to be a little more difficult …

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2015

Welldon Park Infant School – Proposed Expansion Plans

welldon_park_logo

Welldon Park Infant School, as we’ve mentioned before, is due to expand (as well as amalgamate with the Junior School down the road), and we now have a copy of the proposals. The plans seems to fit in with the local area – obviously, it’s still early stages, and things could change as development progresses, …

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2015

BikeSafe – Safer Riding Training for Harrow’s Bikers

biker-ride-4-5-14-150x150

Rider Skills Days give you real advice from real riders – professional police motorcyclists who love their bikes and biking as much as you do. Motorcycle KSI’s  (Killed or Seriously Injured) have fallen in recent years and in 2013 were 36 per cent lower than the 2005-09 baseline. But this area needs constant attention and more …

Continue reading »

Jul 18 2015

Harrow Community Transport Funday – August 2, 2015

summer_fair_generic

Harrow Community Transport are pleased to invite you to our family funday fundraising event at Harrow Recreation Ground where there will also be a free jazz concert organised by Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association. Please come and support us. When: Sunday August 2, 2015 Where: Harrow Recreation Ground  

Older posts «