Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 30 2012

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – December 31, 2012

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Chief Superintendent Dal Babu… 2012 has been an amazing year and the police in Harrow have been at the centre of making this special year a success in terms of crime reduction both here in Harrow and across the Metropolitan Police Service as a whole. The Metropolitan …

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Dec 29 2012

PinnerJazz: Trudy Kerr Quartet – January 12, 2013

Saturday 12 January 2013 – TRUDY KERR QUARTET Australian vocalist Trudy Kerr came to the UK first in 1990, attended the Guildhall School and then formed her own groups, concentrating on elegant reappraisals of standard songs and latterly on some inspiring compositions of her own. Along the way she married star bassist Geoff Gascoyne who, …

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Dec 28 2012

How responsive is your Harrow Councillor if you email them?

We’ve just run a small straw-poll in iharrow.com, to see if our Harrow councillors bother to check their email and respond to residents. Let’s be clear: it’s not a scientific study, more an informal effort to see whether local councillors are as engaged with the people as much as they’d like to make out. To …

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Dec 28 2012

Harrow Observer: Harrow? Brent? What’s the difference?

The Harrow Observer, which has escaped comment from us before for poor reporting seems to have been at the Christmas sherry a little too much over the festive season. One of its recent articles, concerning an ‘illegal driver crackdown’ seems to have mixed up Harrow and Brent. The article, which reports on the sterling results …

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Dec 28 2012

Crime on the increase in Harrow. Or is it?

Local free rag, the Harrow Times, has just published an article (there’s an archived copy here, as the Times have a track record of changing their articles without saying anything) declaring that “crime is on the increase in Harrow.” Fans of Erwin Schrödinger and his famous cat experiment will be delighted to know that this has the unusual …

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Dec 28 2012

Harrow Council Issues ‘Frozen Rubbish’ Alert

Harrow Council has issued what it calls a ‘Frozen Rubbish Alert!” to bring residents’ attention to garden waste that may be stuck in bins. It says that “During the cold weather, garden waste may freeze and remain stuck in the bin.  Please ensure that all waste is loose to ensure that it is collected by …

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Dec 26 2012

Harow Cllr Brian Gate – arrested for child porn, now all gone quiet

Regular readers will recall that Cllr Brian Gate (Labour, West Harrow) was arrested in late September 2012 “…on suspicion of the possession of indecent images of children.” He subsequently resigned his school governorship roles and was swiftly replaced in his position of Porfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Families by Cllr Mitzi Green (yes, the rude one). We reported …

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Dec 26 2012

MOPAC Policing and Crime Consultation Event – January 10, 2012

MOPAC – the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – want your views to help shape the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan which will be published in April 2013. It will set out how they aim to reduce crime in the capital over the next four years and what the Met Police and other agencies …

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Dec 22 2012

Leader’s Blog: Thaya Idaikkadar’s End of Year Message

My name is Thaya Idaikkadar and I am immensely proud and honoured to introduce myself as the newly elected Leader of Harrow Council. Like all councillors in the Labour administration, I am determined to protect the borough’s most vulnerable residents and make sure Harrow continues to successfully manage the most challenging financial climate local government …

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Dec 22 2012

Mayor provides £2.3m investment in transport for Harrow

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today announced £2.3m for Harrow to invest in transport projects that will benefit the local community. Transport for London (TfL) has allocated the money through Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding for the borough to spend on projects that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. The funding is awarded to …

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