Apr 17 2014

Boxing Club First to Benefit from Sports Pavilion Investment

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Harrow Council will spend nearly £930,000 over the next four years revamping dilapidated sports pavilions – and the first group to benefit will be a boxing club in need of a new home. Harrow Amateur Boxing Club will be rehoused in the Croft Pavilion in Pinner, after a long search for a permanent base. The …

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Apr 17 2014

The Sale of Council Assets – Part II

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Back in February, we ran a guest post about the sale of council assets, and we touched on a Caretakers house at 51 The Gardens, which was up for auction with a guide price of £250,000+. and eventually, according to Bazza, went for £415,000. Barely two months later, it’s back on the market with estate …

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Apr 17 2014

Bob Blackman MP Condemns ‘Disgraceful’ Hive Decision

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Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, has condemned the decision by Labour and Independent Labour Councillors on Harrow Council to vote against the planning officer’s recommendations with respect to the Hive. Local residents have had their view blighted by a West Stand far exceeding the terms of planning permission and their homes are being lit …

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Apr 16 2014

Harrow Council Continues to Play the FOI Game

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Time to recap the ongoing Freedom of Informaton requests with Harrow Council. “I am a strong believer in transparency and the Freedom of Information Act and am determined the Council responds promptly to requests for information.” – Cllr Paul Osborn, Portfolio Holder for Freedom of Information Requests, February 7, 2014. “In terms of FOI more …

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Apr 16 2014

Open Letter to Cllr Hall on the TNT Council Tax Letter

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Dear Cllr Hall, Re; Your Violation of Representation of People Act 1949 and Misuse of Public Funds for Party Political Purposes My Council Tax Ref: [redacted] I received your letter dated 28 March 2014 regarding an error by TNT in processing some Council Tax letters. This letter has your name, status and photo. At the …

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Apr 16 2014

Questions for Cllr Navin Shah

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We had an open letter, asking Cllr Navin Shah a couple of questions: Dear Editor I am writing to ask three simple questions from Labour London Assembly Member and Harrow Labour Councillor, Navin Shah, about his promises to the community about two things: 1 – What happened to his promise to twin Harrow with Bhuj …

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Apr 16 2014

Harrow Council to Waive Road Closure Fees for Big Lunch Event

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Break out the bunting – Harrow Council is waiving road closure fees for any residents holding a big community lunch this June. It’s that time of year again when neighbours up and down the country will gather together for a bite to eat and toast what makes their community great. The Big Lunch takes place …

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Apr 16 2014

Harrow Labour: ‘Bedroom Tax’ Scandal in Harrow

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Press release from Harrow’s Labour group: The Tory Government introduced the spare room subsidy, better known as the ‘bedroom tax,’ to try and force people living in council houses who have a spare room to move into smaller properties. The policy has come under sustained criticism as it has disproportionately affected carers and people with a disability, with …

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Apr 16 2014

Hannah Launches Charity Easter Egg Auction

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To mark this year’s Easter Celebrations, Hannah David, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Harrow West has donated a Luxury Easter Egg to be auctioned for Cancer Research UK. The auction is being held in memory of Hannah’s father who passed away from cancer on the 22nd of February 2014. The hand-made Easter-Egg was produced for …

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Apr 16 2014

Bob Blackman MP Hails Local Success Story

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Bluebird Care is a family run business, providing home care for hundreds of Harrow residents. They employ 114 people locally and provide an excellent service of tailor made care from their base in Wealdstone. Harrow East Member of Parliament Bob Blackman was pleased to be able to make a visit to the business, which was …

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