Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 29 2011

Harrow Bereavement Care – Annual Conference

Harrow Bereavement Care offers a range of services for bereaved adults, children and young people, and those who care for them including: Free visiting scheme Telephone support Support programme for children and young people affected by the loss of a family member, friend or teacher. Friendly support groups Training in listening skills Tailored training courses Advice …

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Jun 29 2011

Harrow Community Safety Plan Published

Harrow has just published it’s Community Safety Plan, which covers 2011 – 2014, although most of the detail is in the 2011/12 range. You can download it from Harrow’s website here. The full 28 pages have a number of interesting points.  For example, 65% of residents consider the level of crime to be an important …

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Jun 29 2011

Cafe planned for Harrow Arts Centre

Harrow Council has just approved plans for a Cafe at Harrow Arts Centre.  Regular users will know that Harrow Arts Centre currently offers a part-time café in the Studio (outbuilding) and a performance bar operated in-house with HAC stewards volunteering in the café. There is currently no catering offer to support venue hire and the …

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Jun 27 2011

What’s in the water at Welldon Park Junior School?

We hear that three members of staff are off on maternity leave shortly there – which leads us to wonder what’s in the water down there? Answers in the comments, below. But seriously, and to use an old phrase, we wish them a safe and happy confinement.

Jun 27 2011

The Tithe Farm Players – review

The Tithe Farm Players had their production of ‘Who Killed the Caretaker’ on Friday and Saturday evening last week. We ran an article on that earlier this month, and its worth writing a few words as a review of the evening. The play, itself, is available for other Am Dram Socs to buy from murderplays.com. …

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Jun 27 2011

Teachers Strike – no details on schools affected yet in Harrow

As we’ve heard today, members of some teaching unions are striking on Thursday.  In fact, the news has been pretty much everywhere today… except Harrow Council’s website. Given that affected parents will have only a day or two to arrange to use up holiday time from work, or calling in favours with friends or families, …

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Jun 24 2011

Harrow named Best Achieving Council

Harrow was named the Best Achieving Council in the UK at the prestigious MJ Awards in London last night (23rd June), which recognise outstanding performance in local government. A panel of distinguished judges chose Harrow for delivering ‘sustained and embedded change, using a modern approach to doing business but never losing sight of its priorities, …

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Jun 23 2011

Asda South Harrow – Opened by Arthur Leong

South Harrow’s very own Tai Chi Master, Arthur Leong, was selected to open the new Asda South Harrow on Tuesday. Arthur, who can be found every morning teaching Tai Chi in Roxeth Recreation Ground was nominated by his Tai Chi class, which can number as many as 50 people a day. The manager of your …

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Jun 23 2011

Asda South Harrow – The first few days

After a few weeks of renovations, the Asda in Northolt Road, South Harrow, opened at 10.00 on Tuesday 21st to some huge queues outside  (see picture).  Initial reactions seem to have been mixed, but it’s still early days. I hadn’t realised how nice it was not having huge HGVs blocking up the Northolt Road – …

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Jun 21 2011

Harrow consulting on parking charges

A simpler system of parking charges, allowing drivers to pay for by credit or debit card, and free resident permits for green cars are among ideas put forward for consultation by Harrow Council.  The Council now wants to hear residents’ views as it reviews the complicated system of parking charges across the borough. The aim …

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