Feb 25 2017

Council Tax up almost 5% in Harrow

Harrow’s Labour-run administration, like 147 other councils across the country, has chosen to increase council tax by 4.99% – the maximum it can get away with without having to hold a referendum, a vote of confidence in the administration, if you like, on the increase. This doesn’t necessarily mean residents will see an increase limited …

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Feb 25 2017

Fake recycling leaflet seen in borough; Council miffed

Harrow Council has warned residents about a scam telling them that the Council no longer collects waste including eggshells, cat litter, used tissues and mouldy food. The false advice threatens anyone who fails to comply with a fine. The fake leaflet, which is green and has several spelling mistakes, does not mention Harrow or carry …

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Feb 25 2017

Scout Table-Top Sale – March 11, 2017

Harrow & Wealdstone Scouts are fund raising for a trip to Kandersteg, Switzerland later this year, and are holding a table-top sale to boost their income. When: March 11, 2016 from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Where: South Harrow Baptist Church, Northolt Road If you want to have a table to sell anything, they cost £5 and …

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Feb 17 2017

Harrow Council’s Cabinet Meeting – February 16, 2017

This month’s cabinet meeting was back in the usual meeting rooms, after it was displaced by the disruptive filming that was taking place at the Civic Centre last month. Fortunately, that also permitted @graemeneale to stream the session live on Twitter – and you can follow him by clicking on his twitter name above. The …

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Feb 17 2017

Roxbourne by-election: Marshel Amutharasan’s Bio

We said we’d publish the candidates’ profile for the forthcoming Roxbourne by-election. Marshel is the Liberal Democrats’ candidate: I’m Marshel Amutharasan, and I’m the fresh start Roxbourne needs today. I’ve lived in the area for over thirty years, and I am a community and charity worker in the education sector. I’ve been involved in running music …

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Feb 15 2017

Now @harrow_council slashes ‘Sex Entertainment’ Costs in Borough

Harrow Council, whilst on the one hand increasing a whole raft of fees and charges across the board (eg: skip licences up 4%; scaffolding licences up 4%)  has decided to slash the cost of setting up a sex entertainment club in the borough. Gentlemen wishing to be entertained by lap dancing girls, wearing g-strings stuffed …

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Feb 15 2017

Roxbourne by-election – Candidates Announced

The full list of candidates for the 2017 by-election in Roxbourne ward have now been announced. Marshel Amutharasan (Liberal Democrats) Herbie Crossman (UKIP) Maxine Henson (Labour) Annabel Singh (Conservative) If any of the candidates would like to share their election manifesto, pledges or luke-warm promises of what they’ll do, we’ll be happy to feature them …

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Feb 12 2017

Roxbourne By-election – March 9, 2017

Following the sad passing of Cllr Bob Currie, a 20-year veteran of local politics and an ex-Mayor, there is to be a by-election in the Roxboune ward on March 9, 2017. So far, the Conservatives have announced their candidate, 26 year old Annabel Singh (Twitter: @Annabel_Singh), who describes herself on her LinkedIn profile as “Ambitious, …

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Feb 11 2017

Harrow Council says: “You’re too disabled for a blue badge”

Blue badges can be a life saver for the disabled, and the carers that help them live a life of normality: shopping, getting to support groups and, of course, medical appointments. The badge allows them to park close to supermarket entrances, in areas of car parks with additional room, and of course, in on-street parking …

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Feb 11 2017

Pinner’s Grand Houses and People who Lived in Them – March 2, 2017

The Pinner Local History Society’s Research Group presentation, on the subject of “Pinner’s Grand Houses and People who Lived in Them”, features original research by Society members will be on Thursday 2 March, at 8 pm, at Pinner Village Hall, in the Chapel Lane car park, HA5 5AA. Visitors are welcome: £3. Graham Elcombe will …

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