Dec 17 2014

ex-Mayor Nana Asante to run as TUSC Candidate in 2015

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Press release from Nana Asante: Former Harrow Mayor Declares Intention To Run For TUSC in 2015 General Election At the 4th Grassroots Community Meeting which took place at Stanmore Baptist Church last Saturday, former Harrow Mayor Nana Asante officially declared her intention to contest the Harrow East seat for TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) …

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Dec 16 2014

Hannah David Forgets Where She’s Standing

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Must be the season for silly mistakes, what with Harrow Council’s cock-up on bin collection dates, and now Hannah David, Prospective MP for Harrow West forgetting which seat she’s standing for, if this photo of her latest election leaflet is anything to go by. Thanks to @PrimeshPatel for the photo. As Primesh helpfully pointed out, …

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Dec 15 2014

Uma Kumaran Stamps Foot; Demands iharrow.com Take Down

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Almost a year ago, the now-defunct Independent Labour Group wrote a guest post for iharrow, expressing their surprise at Uma Kumaran’s selection as Labour’s Harrow East candidate. In that post, they asked how long she’d been involved in local politics in Harrow, and suggested her “… sudden interest in Harrow seems clearly due to personal …

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Dec 13 2014

Jeremy Says: The Leader’s Song

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With Christmas imminent and Harrow being the home of Gilbert and Sullivan, I apologise in advance for rewriting that old favourite, the Policeman’s Song. With the current antics of the Council and invisible Dave, I thought that this would be a suitable rendition. The Leader’s Song The Labour Council seems to revel in enjoyment (in enjoyment) In imposing …

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Dec 13 2014

Guest Post: MSF Fundraising Dinner Hears First Hand Ebola Stories

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December 9, 2014 The horrors of the Ebola crisis in parts of West Africa was brought home at a fundraising dinner organised by voluntary organisations BTWSC and African Histories Revisited in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK (MSF) last Saturday at Best Western Cumberland Hotel in Harrow. Guest of honour Stephen Rowden, an MSF volunteer …

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Dec 13 2014

Another @harrow_council Cock Up: Publishing Agendas AFTER Meetings

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Some days, it seems that everything we write is lambasting the council for cock up after cock up. But here’s another one. The Council is keen to minimise the amount of paper is produces, especially for cabinet meetings, where the papers can run to close on a thousand pages. So, it uses a suite of …

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Dec 13 2014

St Alban’s Church Christmas Service – December 21, 2014

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The Mayor of Harrow’s Charity, CORAM, and Embrace,a charity helping children in Gaza,will be the beneficiaries of collections taken during Christmas Services at St.Albans Church,North Harrow. The Carol Service at 7pm on Sunday 21 December will feature a Brass Quintet and soloists,and Midnight Mass is at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve. Everyone is welcome,and we look …

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Dec 12 2014

Proscenium Presents: Playhouse Creatures – January 14-17th, 2015.

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Proscenium Presents: Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis The year is 1669 – a bawdy and troublesome time. Theatres have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression. There is a surge in dramatic writing and the first English actresses appear on stage. Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth …

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Dec 12 2014

Bin Collection Dates over Christmas and New Year

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Harrow Council has published the plan for bin collections over the Christmas and New Year period, with bins being collected in some cases a day earlier or two days later than usual. The image below shows the current planned dates. However, an unfortunate lack of attention to detail may mislead residents into thinking that there …

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Dec 12 2014

Unrest in Harrow Labour? Another Split on the Way?

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Back in November, Uma Kumaran was out campaigning with Islington Labour in Harrow East. However, it seems that she wasn’t supported by many colleagues from the Harrow East Labour group, which might be an early indication of another fracture appearing in the group. It all started with this Tween, from Dean Gilligan, @deangilli6, who describes …

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