Jul 15 2016

Cllr Shah the Magician: Turns a £1m LOAN of taxpayers cash into a £1m GRANT

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If there’s one good thing you can say about Harrow Council, it’s that they look after their own. That’s what they did last month, when the plans to loan £1,000,000 of taxpayers money to Cultura turned into a £1,000,000 gift grant (source, page 32, extract below). That’s right: the Arts Centre, which the council said was …

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Jul 14 2016

Buckinghamshire Council Walks After First Date With Harrow; Ignores Calls

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Much noise and fanfare was made about Harrow sharing procurement services with Buckinghamshire Count Council just a few short months ago. And yet, all of a sudden, the deal is off. No calls, no letters, no flowers. It’s just like one of the murderous first dates, where you realise the hot girl from accounts – you …

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Jul 14 2016

Fudging the Figures: Harrow Council’s Approach to Success

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When Mark Twain famously said there are “Lies, damned lies, and statistics,” he quite possibly may not have heard of Harrow Council, although it’s not inconceivable that he visited in his tour of Europe in 1867. But enough of the history, let’s look at how Harrow Council is measuring just how Bloody Great it thinks itself …

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Jul 14 2016

@MPSHarrow Vlog: Reassurance Following Shooting in Wealdstone

Harrow Police Borough Commander Simon Ovens has published a video this morning, to update residents on the gunfire events in Wealdstone overnight: Borough Commander Simon Ovens message in response to incident overnight in Wealdstone pic.twitter.com/PZT2tbZ7au — Harrow MPS (@MPSHarrow) July 14, 2016 If you have any information relating to this shooting, please contact the police …

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Jul 14 2016

Shots Fired at Police in Wealdstone

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Police were called at 00:39hrs on Thursday, 14 July, to reports of a man seen in possession of a firearm in Byron Road, Harrow. Officers attended and carried out a search of the area. A man was located and arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. He was taken to a north …

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Jul 11 2016

Meltdown at the Civic Centre – phones down, IT down, website down

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Struggling Harrow Council was left even less functional than usual today (no, we didn’t thing that was even possible…), after the council’s entire IT network, including phones, websites, email, went off the air. The problem wasn’t made public until the council finally bothered to alert residents mid-afternoon, some three hours after the problems started. As …

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Jul 10 2016

Start Here: Free retail and low-cost work space for startups

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Jul 10 2016

Bernays Gardens Community Group – July 23, 2016

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Jul 10 2016

Rant of the week: Harrow Council Phones an “absolute shambles”

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One in an occasional series of rants, complaints and grumblings about the council. What the hell is happening at Harrow Council? I have been trying to contact the Civic Center by phone for three days now, 6 times on Monday, 8 times on Tuesday and three times today, the last one just a minute ago; …

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Jul 10 2016

@MPSHarrow Vlog: Reporting Race/Hate Crime

Harrow Police Borough Commander Simon Ovens has published his second video, this time on the subject of race/hate crime. It’s worth a watch. Fortnightly message from @MPSHarrow Borough Commander Simon Ovens #Harrow pic.twitter.com/KFogfOxSzl — Harrow MPS (@MPSHarrow) July 5, 2016 Click here if you can’t see the video.

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