Oct 01 2014

The School in Dave’s Backyard – An Almighty Cock-up

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If Nero fiddled whilst Rome burned, we can only imagine what Cllr Dave Perry is doing on his sun lounger whilst his own pet project – a spanking new school build in Marlborough, his own ward – is slowly turning into a disaster, before it’s even built. According to getwestlondon, parents are taking the view …

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Sep 26 2014

Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board. What? Who?

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The Harrow SNB had its first meeting in April, with the election of it’s officers. Since then, it’s been quieter than a church mouse. Which is odd, since the #1 key aim for SNBs is “To ensure communities are more closely involved in problem solving and crime prevention” according to the guidance (page 1). The …

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Sep 24 2014

Guest Post: @PraxisReform on Harrow’s Crime Statistics

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A brief analysis by @PraxisReform of the effect of the arrival of Ch.Supt. Simon Ovens as Harrow Police Borough Commander, and recent claims made in the press. An article claiming that the London Borough of Harrow had the lowest crime rate of all London boroughs had been observed, whilst anecdotal evidence from Harrow residents suggested that this situation …

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Sep 24 2014

Proscenium Presents: Relatively Speaking – October 15-18, 2014

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Greg wants to marry Ginny, even though they’ve only known each other for a month. He follows her on a visit to what he assumes is her parental home, so that he can ask her father’s permission.  Unfortunately, the house belongs to Ginny’s middle-aged lover, Philip, and his wife Sheila.  Prolonged misunderstanding reigns in this early Ayckbourn …

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Sep 24 2014

Northwick Park League of Friends fund £90,000 of equipment in the first half of 2014

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League of Friends fund £90,000 of equipment in the first half of 2014. The LOF have quietly gone about their business of raising funds for good causes at Northwick Park Hospital for 40 years. Under the stewardship of Derek and Jean Jones since 1986 the LOF has met and overcome many challenges. Derek has been …

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Sep 24 2014

Bob Blackman Welcomes Latest Fall in Unemployment

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Bob Blackman today welcomed the latest jobs figures for Harrow East. Statistics from the ONS showed that the number of unemployed JSA claimants fell by 402 or 32% on the previous year. The number of youth JSA claimants aged 18-24 fell by 115 or 34% on the previous year. Bob commented, “It is great to …

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Sep 24 2014

Harrow Black History Season Focuses On UNIA Centenary

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An organisation set up in Jamaica 100 years ago is the inspiration behind Harrow’s African/Black History Season programme, which takes place at Harrow Civic Centre, starting Monday October 6. This year’s theme, ‘Marcus Garvey/UNIA @ 100: The Legacy’, highlights the legacy of the Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League (UNIA), which was set up by …

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Sep 24 2014

Proscenium Presents Relatively Speaking, by Alan Ayckbourn – October 15-18, 2014

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Proscenium rounds off its 90th anniversary year with a real crowd-pleaser. And we hope you’ll feel inspired to join us for what should be a thoroughly enjoyable theatrical event.Greg wants to marry Ginny, even though they’ve only known each other for a month. He follows her on a visit to what he assumes is her parental home, so …

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Sep 24 2014

Pinner Jazz: Jean Toussaint Quintet featuring Jay Phelps – October 18, 2014

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Saturday, 18 October 2014 – JEAN TOUSSAINT QUINTET featuring JAY PHELPS We’re thrilled that the distinguished tenor-saxophonist Jean Toussaint will be bringing his all-star quintet to Pinner. Toussaint, a native of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, came to Britain first with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 1980s and returned to teach at …

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Sep 23 2014

Rubbish Initiative takes Harrow by Storm

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The streets of Harrow will be a little cleaner from now on, as a new social action initiative to tidy up the Borough goes from strength to strength. The Rubbish Friends, a volunteering group set up by Hannah David, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow West, have been meeting regularly over the last three month’s …

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