Jul 17 2014

Nominations for Harrow’s Heroes

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Is there a volunteer or team that you know that makes all the difference? Is there someone that deserves a big thank you? Harrow’s Heroes is the Council’s annual volunteer award scheme that celebrates the work of volunteers across the borough. It’s your opportunity to publicly thank someone that has worked with dedication or inspired others. …

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Jul 16 2014

Dave to Announce Portfolio Holder Assistants (more cost) Shortly

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Having just appointed his Cabinet, Council Leader Cllr Dave Perry is about to announce two additional roles of Portfolio Holder Assistants, to help prop up both Cllr Simon Brown (Children, Schools and Young People) and Cllr Margaret Davine (Adults and Older People). The cost? Each Portfolio Holder Assistant will be paid an additional £2040 per year …

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Jul 16 2014

Bob Blackman MP Hails Huge Fall in Unemployment in Harrow East

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Bob Blackman, the Member of Parliament for Harrow East, has welcomed newly released statistics that show that 324 fewer people are claiming unemployed benefits this month than were in June 2014, which was 93 lower than in May 2014. This means that the number of unemployed claimants in Harrow East in June 2014 was 1,081, …

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Jul 16 2014

We all have a few rubbish friends – but usually not like these…

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Hannah David launches social action initiative to help with cleaning up Harrow… One of the things that residents in Harrow are most concerned about is the state of our streets, roads, and parks.  Under the last Conservative administration, the council invested heavily in street cleaning, but there is still too much litter on our streets.  …

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Jul 16 2014

Rat problem? Want to be on TV? Read on…

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This summer, Keo films is making a brand new series following four female pest controllers as they go about their work. The approach will be very family friendly, think Springwatch and Countryfile. As part of this series these ladies will be offering free pest control services to households that have a pest problem and are …

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Jul 14 2014

All About… Speedi Driving School (@speedi_ds)

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Our driving school has been helping new drivers pass their test in Harrow and the surrounding areas for over 20 years (as ‘A Test Driving School’). We have now decided to expand on this success and develop the school so that we can help people across London. We have revamped the school with a new …

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Jul 14 2014

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Harrow Council’s Pothole Campaign

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March 2013: Harrow Council find additional £200,000 to fix potholes, and has completed “…nearly a third of the 714 identified so far.” April 2014: Council announced “…at least £500,000 of additional funding for pothole and road repairs in the borough…” Today (July 2014): “This year’s pothole campaign has been bolstered by a grant of £230,000 …

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Jul 14 2014

Debate: School Places Funding for Harrow

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Bob Blackman is leading a debate in Westminster Hall tomorrow (July 15, 2014) on the subject of school places in Harrow, where he will be bringing the various challenges we are facing on this front to the Minister’s attention. It will be taking place 4pm-4:30pm, should you wish to attend, or tune in.

Jul 14 2014

The Whitchurch First School Saga…

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Following the suspension of the Headteacher of Whitchurch First School, for reasons as yet to be announced, we asked the council for a copy of it’s draft copy of the internal report into the financial and management practices of the school. No huge surprise that it got refused: We confirm that we hold a draft copy …

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Jul 14 2014

Susan says: Labour ‘Owe Residents Apology’ as Harrow Hit Hard by Strike

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Harrow Council’s ruling Labour Group should apologise to residents for the impact of last week’s strike, after the borough was hit much harder than neighbouring Hillingdon. The Conservative opposition have pointed to Labour’s Leader Cllr. David Perry endorsing the strikes as a major reason why hundreds of staff took part in industrial action, disrupting various …

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