Jul 27 2014

Dave Gets a Quarter Mil to Fix Potholes in Harrow

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Harrow has been awarded a portion of a £10m Pothole Fund from the Government to help repair damage to the local road network. The Department for Transport funding was available for 2014/15 financial year through a bidding process, and was made available based on an average cost of £52 to repair a single pothole, allowing …

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Jul 27 2014

Harrow in LEAF Show and Family Fun Day – 24/25 August 2014

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Harrow in LEAF Show and Family Fun DayAugust Bank Holiday WeekendSunday 24th and Monday 25th August from 12 noon to 5pmEntry £2.50. Accompanied children under 12 free. Ample Free Car Parking Horticultural & Craft exhibits, beekeeping exhibits, stalls, rides, music and activities for all the family. Organised and presented by local charity Harrow in LEAFLocal …

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Jul 27 2014

Guided ride from Harrow to FreeCycle – August 9, 2014

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Guided ride from Harrow to FreeCycle in Central London on 9 August 2014 Harrow on the Hill Station, Lowlands Road Entrance, Harrow, HA1 1BB 9.30am on Saturday 9 August 2014 This is a guided ride to central London for the Prudential RideLondon ‘FreeCycle’ event. FreeCycle is a 10 mile route in Central London along roads …

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Jul 27 2014

Susan Says: Heading Towards a Dirtier Harrow

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Harrow Council’s Labour administration is set to cut residential street cleaning services from next year, after Cabinet agreed to cut the service’s budget by £172,000 last night. The administration plans to switch to a reactive or ‘zonal’ cleaning system – instead of the current ‘cyclical’ approach which ensures all streets are cleaned on a regular …

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Jul 25 2014

Marlborough School – Another Council cock-up?

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Regular readers will have heard about the ludicrous plans to relocate Marlborough School into the Civic Centre from September 2014. Harrow Council – just a few weeks into a Labour administration – already appear to have started cocking things up with that plan, and build of the school – on the Civic Centre site – …

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Jul 24 2014

Cllr Dave: Help Wanted, Apply Within

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It would seem that Cllr Dave, part-time Leader of Harrow Council, has more or less admitted that he needs help running the council, as he’s gone out to consultation on whether or not to bring back a Chief Executive. Regular readers will recall that the post was axed by Cllr Susan Hall during her administration, …

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Jul 22 2014

Romanian Family of 17 in Harrow: What ‘beds in sheds’ crisis?

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The Daily Express is carrying an article about a family of 17 (including children aged from four months to 19) living in a three bedroom house Stanmore, The family, according to the article, had to lie to a landlord in order to get their house, telling him there were just six of them. Now, with space …

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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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