Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 28 2013

Avanti House Free School Relocating Shortly

Avanti House Free School will be relocated to another local authority from September 2013. Harrow Council Leader, Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar, said: “It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Department for Education (DfE) has decided to relocate the Avanti House Free School to another local authority from September 2013. “The DfE’s free …

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Feb 28 2013

Will Says: Does Bob Blackman Support Harrow’s “Fairer Grant” Campaign?

I was surprised to hear that the MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman, feels that the proposed 2% Council Tax increase decision is “disgraceful”. As the current Labour Group administration has had to reluctantly make this painful decision as a result of the current Coalition Government’s refusal to increase Harrow’s grant, then Bob Blackman’s remarks …

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Feb 28 2013

Harrow Conservatives – Councillor’s Diary

Cllr Stephen Wright (Pinner, Conservative) has authored the latest of the Harrow Conservatives Councillor Diaries this week… My day began with completing a response to a resident who had written to me about gritting problems he experienced during the recent snowy weather. I assured him that his concerns had been passed onto the highways team. …

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Feb 28 2013

Harrow Council Moans and Bitches about the Freedom of Information Act

In a question to Cabinet on February 14, 2013, Cllr Paul Osborn (Conservative, Pinner) asked the Great Leader: “Would you not agree that the Council has a duty to provide bloggers and journalists with information requested via the Freedom of Information Act?” We’re making the bold assumption that this was triggered by our article about how …

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Feb 28 2013

Harrow Council Spends £4,000,000 of residents’ money on Consultants

Councillor James Bond (Independent, Headstone North) has forced Harrow Council to reveal that the’d spent more than four million pounds on consultants over a period of 28 months between May 2010 and September 2012. Cllr Bond used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the extent to which the council hires consultancy companies at a time when its …

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Feb 27 2013

The Great Little Litfest, Chorleywood – March 5-19, 2013

Bringing Children’s Books to life in Herts and Bucks The same team that bring you the successful Chorleywood Literary Festival (Chorleywood LitFest) are organising an event especially for Bucks and Herts children in schools and venues across the region. The events, which coincide with World Book Day (www.worldbookday.com) will bring together authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers with their audience …

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Feb 27 2013

Harrow’s Fairtrade Fortnight: 25 February – 11 March, 2013

How far will you go for Fairtrade in 2013? What step will you take? Harrow Fairtrade Campaign suggests you take the following steps  for starters! What When Where… Attend the African British History event, sample Fairtrade Refreshments and get an update on the Harrow Fairtrade Story 2nd March 2013, 2:00PM Garden House, 5 St John’s Road, Harrow , HA1 2EE …

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Feb 27 2013

Harrow Council to help slash residents’ fuel bills

Are you paying too much for your energy bills? If so, the council wants you to sign up to Harrow Council’s Big Energy Switch. The scheme could help you slash the prices of your gas and electricity bills by up to £200. With energy bills continuing to rise, many people are still paying too much for …

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Feb 26 2013

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – February 25, 2013

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Acting Borough Commander Neil Wilson… Inspector Aiden Whelan has nominated PCSOs Diane Harris and Robert Chidgey from Greenhilll Safer Neighbourhoods Team as officers of the week for assisting with the arrest of a man driving a car illegally and dangerously. PCSOs Harris and Chidgey concerns were raised …

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Feb 25 2013

Conservatives’ Rejoinder on Labour’s “Reflections on the West Harrow Victory”

From Cllr. Barry Macleod-Cullinane: I’ve just read the Great Leader’s rather personal attack upon me on iHarrow. I stand attacked merely for doing my job as Deputy Leader of the Opposition: i.e., scrutinising the decisions made by the Council’s Labour administration and for holding the Great Leader and his comrades to account for how they spend …

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