Feb 25 2015

Ex-Harrow Councillor Dorothy ‘Doris’ Wells Celebrates 100th Birthday

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On 4th January 2015 Mrs Doris Wells celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and friends.. She was a Harrow Councillor and she represented the Stanmore Park Ward from 1969 – 1986.  Since her retirement from Harrow Council she has resided in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Her son Michael, daughter Lesley and son-in-law Charles made …

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Feb 24 2015

Welldon Park Junior Head Quits; Parents Blame Council

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We take no pleasure in noting that as predicted only three days ago by iharrow, the acting Headteacher of Welldon Park Junior School has tendered his resignation, and has accepted a position of Headteacher at a school in Brent. In hist letter to children and parents, Mr James Simmons said:  I am writing to let …

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Feb 21 2015

Council Fails to Listen, Again, Over Welldon Park Schools’ Amalgamation

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Residents in South Harrow can feel let down, again, by the council failing to listen to Governors at both Welldon Park Infant and Junior Schools. As has been published here before, the council wanted to amalgamate – to save money – both the Infant school and Junior school, following the retirement of the Headteachers at …

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Feb 21 2015

Harrow Police Public Meeting – February 26, 2015

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Gareth Thomas MP, MP for Harrow West, is holding a public meeting with Chief Supt Simon Overs, Borough Command of Harrow Police, to discuss crime and policing in the borough. The public meeting will take place at St Paul’s Church, in Corbins Lane, South Harrow, on February 26, 2015, from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. If you …

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Feb 17 2015

Glorious Leader Locked Out of Own Walkabout of Republic of Harrow

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News tonight that Glorious Leader Perry, on his first get-out-and-meet-the-people walkabout of the borough has come crashing to a halt. Illustrating, yet again, why the group are incapable of running a multi-million pound council, Dave turned up only to find the doors to the Community Hall padlocked shut. Reasons why are unclear, but it’s probably just …

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Feb 17 2015

Susan Says: Administrations Needs to Listen to Residents on Parking

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Harrow Council may be set to reverse a last minute change to parking restrictions in Malvern Gardens and Winchester Road, after local residents submitted a petition against the plans. At October’s meeting of the Traffic and Road Safety Advisory Panel (TARSAP), an officer recommendation for a Monday-Sunday 8am-midnight controlled parking zone (based on consultation responses …

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Feb 17 2015

Welldon Park School Amalgamation – Will the Council Listen This Time?

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If you missed the contempt shown for residents at Monday’s cabinet meeting over the expansion of Grimsdkyke school, despite protests from those who live in the traffic-heavy area, you’ll have a second bite at the cherry later on this week, when the issue of Welldon Park Schools amalgamation comes up for discussion. A little history: …

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Feb 17 2015

Pinner Jazz: The Kenny Baker Tribute – March 14, 2015

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Saturday 14 March 2015 – THE KENNY BAKER TRIBUTE Kenny Baker was the greatest British trumpet player of his generation, a peerless player, but also a composer and arranger of genuine worth. Another star trumpeter Enrico Tomasso pays him his due with an all-star group comprising the internationally renowned trombonist Roy Williams, the ever-versatile Robert …

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Feb 16 2015

Grimsdyke Expansion Gets Goahead, Despite Residents’ Concerns

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Showing contempt for residents, the Council has voted to go ahead with the expansion of Grimsdkye school in an already congested area. Concerns were raised by residents over the quality of the initial consultation, as well as the traffic nightmare any expansion would bring to the area. Despite the decision being referred back from the …

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Feb 16 2015

Bob Blackman Get His Mailing List in a Kerfuddle

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It never rains, it pours, for poor old Bob Blackman these days. Just a few days before the news broke he’d fumbled with his calculator and got caught out with a not entirely accurate mileage claim, it seems his mailing list has also take a turn for the worse. Back in late January – yes, we’re …

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