Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 29 2013

Harrow’s £2m Town Centre Revamp – Progress…

A £2m Town Centre revamp has taken a step forward with paving work from Katie’s statue to Havelock Place complete and the next stage well underway. Harrow Council’s regeneration project has progressed well since building work began in February. This week new lighting columns will replace the old ones along the entire length of St …

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Apr 29 2013

Bob Says: Heathrow’s Third Runway Case Doesn’t Add Up

Bob Blackman, the MP for Harrow East, has spoken in favour of creating an airport to the East of London, citing that a third runway at Heathrow would be disastrous for local residents. Speaking at an anti third runway rally in Richmond, Bob told the strong crowd of supporters why he believed that another runway would be bad …

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Apr 29 2013

Harrow’s young people elected into Youth Parliament

Harrow Youth Parliament elected a new chair as the new parliament was declared open at their annual general meeting last Thursday. Oliver Hurcum beat two other candidates to the position as chair of Harrow Youth Parliament. The candidates were chosen after an impressive hustings where each young person eloquently promised what they would do for …

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Apr 29 2013

Man delivers gift to Harrow Police Chief – Treated like criminal

London’s Police often wonder why they do not ‘connect’ with the public, and why that same public often do not trust them or do not have faith in their attempts to reduce crime. Heavy-handed police action and lack of respect for law-abiding members of the local community is the cause. Local campaigner @PraxisReform had created …

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Apr 28 2013

John Lyon Swim School in Harrow – closing?

Rumours are abound that the popular John Lyon Swim School in Harrow on the Hill is to close its doors to the public, reverting back to a school-only facility, with the loss of a number of jobs. Immensely popular with young children for its well-structured swimming lessons, it has unfortunately led to parking chaos in …

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Apr 26 2013

Harrow Labour’s Blog: New Kitchen, New Danger

Hearty congratulations all round to Cllr Sue Anderson (Greenhill, Labour) for publishing another entry in her blog, “Life on the Back Benches”. She starts: Finally my new kitchen has been completed, admittedly after three months rather than three weeks, but that’s what happens when you try to put something new in an old house.  So …

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Apr 26 2013

Narrowboat Pleasure Trips in Harefield – May 25/26, 2013

Just over the border in Harefield, Hillingdon Narrowboats Association are running some pleasure trips in their 1935 ex-working narrowboats on the weekend of May 25/26, 2013. Starting out from the Coy Carp in Harefield, and running down to the Maple Cross Marina and back, each round-trip will take about 45 minutes. Adults: £6; Children: £3 …

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Apr 26 2013

May Day at the Manor – May 6, 2013

Now that spring is finally here, Harrow residents are invited to come and celebrate the coming of summer in a Green Man & May Queen themed fun day at Headstone Manor on Monday 6th May. New for this year’s celebration is a vintage car show, with a number of rare beauties including the Triumph Vitesse …

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Apr 26 2013

Susan Says: What REALLY Happened to Cllr Idaikkadar?

Last November, Harrow Council’s Labour Group proudly elected Cllr. Thaya Idaikkadar as the UK’s first Sri Lankan Council Leader. The Council’s PR machine went in to overdrive; telling us about his passion for cricket, growing his own vegetables, and his plans to cook lunch for the staff. He told us he looked forward to taking Labour ‘into the …

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Apr 26 2013

Harrow Council for Justice Says: Silence speaks!

Latest communication from the Harrow Council for Justice… We support the calls for Councillor David Perry to give convincing reasons why he challenged his group leader Councillor Thaya Idaikkadar, ‘Britain’s first Sri Lankan council leader’, who was elected as the leader only few months ago. It is crucial for Cllr Perry, hopeful for the Harrow …

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