Apr 18 2015

Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board Meeting – April 27, 2015

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The board meets formally every quarter. These meetings are held in public, where anyone is able to attend to listen the meeting. At the close of the meeting they are welcome to speak individually to board members, although this is subject to available time at the end of the meetings. The board meetings take place …

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Apr 18 2015

Trinity Orchestra: Brahms Violin Concerto – May 16, 2015

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Trinity Orchestra: Brahms Violin Concerto Harrow’s own Trinity Orchestra invite you to hear this wonderful concerto on Saturday 16 May at 7:30 in Trinity Church, Hindes Road, HA1 1RX. There’s also Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Schumann’s First Symphony: ‘Spring’. Under the baton of guest conductor Ben Palmer, Trinity Orchestra returns to the …

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Apr 17 2015

Bins Overflowing, Parks Scruffy. Nice Job, Dave

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Here’s just one of many (eleven, to be exact)  pictures sent in this week from Roxeth Recreation ground in South Harrow, showing the state of the park now that the park-keeper has been removed. Not sure why this particular park attracts so much email – maybe word is getting around on the impact that Dave’s …

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Apr 17 2015

Council Boots Out Capita; Brings in Another IT Supplier

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A £37 million contract with Sopra Steria has been signed by Harrow Council to provide IT services for the council, which replaces the Capita contract which introduced more IT issues that it appeared to solve. The new supplier will be upgrading the IT systems across the council to ensure staff and residents can take advantage …

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Apr 15 2015

Pinner Jazz: Rossano Sportiello Trio – May 9, 2015

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Saturday, 9 May 2015 – ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO The fabulous Italian-American swing pianist Rossano Sportiello joins us immediately after appearing at the 2015 Norwich Jazz Party for this his first Pinner concert. Rossano was born in 1974 in Vigevano, Italy, and graduated in classical piano aged only 16. Having transferred his allegiance to jazz, he became …

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Apr 06 2015

Pinner Jazz: Clark Tracey Quintet – April 18, 2015

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 – CLARK TRACEY QUINTET Drummer, composer, club organiser and festival director Clark Tracey is a true renaissance man of jazz. He’s also a mentor to young musicians, regularly putting together small groups to showcase emerging talents. Happily for us here in Pinner, he’s done it again with this new quintet, fresh-faced …

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Apr 06 2015

Harrow Council Release Thermal Heatmap of the Borough

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Thermal imagery is an intelligent spatial information data layer which can identify heat loss from buildings. Harrow Council undertook a survey at night, with the use of a plane to analyse how much heat is lost from buildings in Harrow. This was to support the loft insulation and other environmental schemes in Harrow. The information …

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Mar 17 2015

Harrow Council’s Finance Director Quits; Moves to Country

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Things must be bad at Harrow Council, with the rumour this week that Simon George, the Council’s Director of Finance has thrown in the towel after just two years in the job and is heading off to the country for a new role. His departure comes just weeks after the previous Head of Paid Service, …

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Mar 16 2015

Library Closure – Harrow’s Decay Continues Under a Labour Council

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Having lost a hard-fought battle to save the Bob Lawrence – and other – libraries across the borough, from the savage cuts brought in by an administration incapable of caring for the residents it seeks to serve, the Bob Lawrence Library Campaign Team – who must be thanked for the hard work they’ve put in, …

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Mar 16 2015

School ‘Gold’ Travel Plans – Another Pointless PR Stunt

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What a fabulous idea: encourage children to walk, scoot or cycle to school, and gain the “…prestige of being a STARS school, publically demonstrating a commitment to sustainable and safer travel” (says TFL’s STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe – accreditation programme). And on paper, it sounds great: you can win “awards and incentives” such …

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