Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Harrow’s Ofsted Report for Safeguarding and Looked After Children – ‘adequate’

Harrow Council’s safeguarding and looked after children services have been rated as merely ‘adequate’ by inspectors; meeting only the minimum requirements for such services. The second from bottom rating was handed to the Labour-run authority by Ofsted (summary here, full report here), after an inspection in May 2012. Specific criticisms of the safeguarding service were …

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Jul 31 2012

What do the HPCCG do for Harrow?

You might not have heard of the Harrow and Police Community Consultative Group. Although they’ve been in the local news over the last few years (here and here, for example) for spending taxpayer’s money on theatre trips, yoga classes and – in one well-documented case – a £3.50 carton of orange juice. Although to be fair, the …

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Jul 31 2012

Harrow finally receives additional £5.7m school funding

Back in April, we published an article about how Harrow had missed out on some school funding due, perhaps, possibly and maybe, by Harrow Council’s inability to get the form filled in correctly. We say all that, because we’ve not managed to get to the bottom of why all the other London councils managed it …

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Jul 31 2012

Help shape Harrow’s Town Centre vision

Have your say on a Harrow Town Centre revamp that will change the look of St Ann’s Road and create a buzz that shoppers, businesses, and visitors can enjoy. We want the local community to help shape our vision for St Ann’s Road and Havelock Place before work begins in the autumn. Following on from …

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Jul 30 2012

Showtime in Harrow – August 2, 2012

Harrow’s streets will come alive this summer as a festival of free outdoor music and arts events to celebrate the Olympics with a feast of amazing performances will hit the town centre this August “Showtime”, a free music festival, will showcase 15 music acts and street entertainment from 12pm until 6pm on Thursday 2nd August …

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Jul 30 2012

Vaughan School Achieves Gold School Games Kitemark

Vaughan Primary school has gone for gold by becoming the first and only primary school in Harrow to be awarded a prestigious award for its excellence in sport. The Gold School Games Kitemark was awarded to the school to celebrate the amazing sporting opportunities and extra-curricular activities provided to its pupils. To achieve the award, …

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Jul 30 2012

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – July 30, 2012

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Chief Superintendent Dal Babu… This has been a momentous week for Harrow and London. The Olympic torch’s journey throughout the country attracted huge crowds as many of us wanted to be part of the 2012 Olympic Games and Harrow was no exception. There was a great sense of …

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Jul 24 2012

Radio Northwick Park raises over £4,500

Volunteers at a hospital radio station have raised over £4,500 in their biggest fundraiser ever. The team at Radio Northwick Park, a charity that broadcasts to the patients of Northwick Park Hospital, had a jam-packed weekend of events dubbed The Radio Northwick Park Games – starting at 9am on Saturday 21 July through to 6.32pm …

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Jul 23 2012

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – July 23, 2012

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Chief Superintendent Dal Babu… I chaired Harrow Borough’s crime fighters meeting this week which looks at our crime performance. So far this financial year, burglary is down 16%, robbery down 12% and violence is down 11%. Theft from motor vehicles however is up 8%. In order to tackle …

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Jul 20 2012

Northolt man jailed after Drugs and Cash find

A man from Northolt has been jailed after pleading guilty to money laundering, concealing criminal property and possession with intent to supply heroin and amphetamine. Lodvik Guraj, 27 (18.04.85) of Sandringham Road, Northolt was sentenced to five years and four months at Southwark Crown Court. Intelligence gained by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Pro-active Money Laundering …

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