Aug 28 2014

Police Appeal following Rape in Harrow

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Harrow. At approximately 1230 hrs on Wednesday, 27 August, a 30-year-old woman was walking through a footpath between Roxborough Park and Landsdowne Road, Harrow. She was approached by a man who then threatened her with a bottle before assaulting her. The suspect is described …

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Aug 28 2014

“Streets are Getting Cleaner” says Harrow. “Smoke and Mirrors”, say us.

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Harrow Council has sent out it’s usual monthly newsletter to councillors, and, as usual, there are some interesting bits in it: “Streets are getting cleaner: 90% litter free – NI195a (up from 83% previous tranche)” it says. Litter free? As in have no litter at all? Really? We’re not sure what the ‘previous tranche’ is, nor …

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Aug 28 2014

Fun day in Canons Park – September 7, 2014

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Fun day in Canons Park 7th September 2014 A fun afternoon out for all the family in historic Canons Park Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Price: Free Venue: Canons Park, Edgware Now in its eleventh year, all the usual attractions will be returning including: kids’ fun fair Go karts, facepainting, This year there will be also …

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Aug 28 2014

Guest Post: Harrow’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme

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Last month, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) published a report revealing that Harrow Council is charging unemployed residents the highest rate of Council Tax in London – 30 per cent of the full bill, from benefit of just £72 a week. Even disabled residents are being asked to pay …

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Aug 27 2014

Rubbish Diet Clothes Swish – September 6, 2014

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The Rubbish Diet team will be holding a swish at their new hub in South Harrow. Bring along your unwanted or unloved clothes and let other people fall in love with them and give them a good home. Yon can bring a sweater and take 2 pairs of shoes, or hang a party frock on …

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Aug 27 2014

Under One Sky – September 21, 2014

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Keep your diaries clear and save the date for Harrow’s Annual Celebration of culture and diversity – Under One Sky, taking place on Sunday, 21st September at Byron Park. Come along to the free event packed with a programme full of music, dance, parades, sports, fun fair, food and more to keep you entertained. Working …

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Aug 22 2014

Heritage Open Day in Harrow 2014

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For a weekend this September, some of our most historical and fascinating buildings will open their doors for free, giving the public a chance to discover secrets and surprises unique to Harrow. Running from Thursday 11th September to Sunday 14th September, the Heritage Open Days Festival starts off in Harrow at Bentley Priory – most famous for its …

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Aug 21 2014

Harrow Leads London in Lowest Crime Rate

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No doubt there’s coffee and doughnuts being served at Harrow Police Station this week, with news that the the borough has reached the lofty, and hard-earned place, as the safest borough in London. Well done to Borough Commander Simon Ovens and team for this – it’s a good result. Harrow’s premier bed ‘n’ breakfast establishment …

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Aug 21 2014

Met Warn of Catalytic Converter Thefts in Harrow

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Harrow Police are warning about an increase in catalytic converter thefts across the borough, mainly affecting VW Sharans. The catalytic converters control emissions from the vehicle’s exhaust, and, according to the AA, “Taller vehicles (4x4s) are particularly vulnerable as the converters are more accessible. Because they tend to have larger engines, they contain more of …

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Aug 21 2014

Dave’s Blog from the Council – August 15, 2014

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The 100th anniversary commemoration of the start of the First World War was for me, and I am sure for everyone in Harrow, a deeply moving experience. Over the coming months, we will be marking the start of this most appalling conflict in all sorts of ways across the borough – through exhibitions, a parade, …

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