Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 29 2013

Frontline Cuts: Toilets closing, streets remaining unswept for longer…

Donal Drohan, the Public Realm operations manager at Harrow Council writes… I would like to introduce myself. I am the Operations Manager for Harrow Council and I am responsible for the street cleaning across the Borough. This involves the cleaning of all the shopping areas as well as the residential roads across the Borough. As a …

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May 29 2013

Broadfields Planning Application Withdrawn

A statement from Harrow’s Conservative group announces the withdrawal of the Broadfields Caravan and Camping Site planning application: Two Conservative Headstone North councillors have welcomed the withdrawal of an application to build a caravan and camping site at Broadfields, Headstone Lane. Plans submitted for consideration by Harrow Council’s Planning Committee would have seen the building of a 75-pitch …

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May 28 2013

Gareth Says: 116 Fewer Police Officers in Harrow

At the time of the last General Election Harrow had 519 police officers and community police officers working to tackle crime across the borough. But three years later this has fallen to just 403 – a loss of 116 officers or a 22% cut. In March 2010 there were 403 police officers and 116 community police officers …

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May 28 2013

Harrow Independent Labour Group: Cllr Nizam Ismail

Cllr Nizam Ismail – Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture & Housing Nizam brings the following key skills to the role: Knowledge and experience of working with Harrow’s diverse communities Dedication and Commitment Understanding of Finance, Honesty and Integrity Following a successful year as Mayor, Nizam has been appointed Portfolio Holder for  Community and Culture and …

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May 27 2013

Harrow Council – The Story So Far at a Glance

Huge thanks to Twitter user @hometownharrow for allowing us to use her easy-to-read crib sheet on the recent goings-on at Harrow Council. @hometownharrow has promised to provide updates, and hopefully, she’ll let us use those as and when they’re released.  

May 26 2013

Accessible Transport in Harrow – Short Survey

Harrow Scrutiny councillors are undertaking a review into Accessible Transport. The review looks at how access or a lack of access to public transport impacts on residents with disabilities and others with restricted mobility. Your views will be used to inform their recommendations on how getting around the Borough might be improved. The councillors are …

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May 26 2013

Harrow Councillors 2012-13 Allowances – How much is YOUR councillor costing you?

[warning]The Council managed to get these figures wrong on their first attempt. We’ve corrected them, but bear in mind that there may be other errors that the Council haven’t spotted yet.[/warning] It’s that time of year again, the time when Harrow Council publishes how much it has paid to Council Members for their allowances, Special …

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May 25 2013

Sacked Cllr Henson Deploys Ultimate Weapon: Mrs Henson

Cllr Graham Henson (Labour, Roxbourne) has rolled out the best defence known to mankind: the wife. Following the sacking of her husband from the Cabinet recently – and, presumably, the loss of his councillor’s allowances, which came to the princely sum of £28,000 in 2012/13 – Maxine Henson (@maxinehenson13) took to Twitter to vent her …

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May 25 2013

Another Harrow Council Vehicle Caught Parking in Disabled Bay

In an exercise of good customer relations, the video below shows a Harrow Council worker, parked in a disabled bay. In this video, we also see a Harrow Council CCTV vehicle sitting directly opposite (parked on an operational single yellow line). The accompanying comment, provided by the photographer, says: This is a video I recorded …

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May 25 2013

Hospital radio station has a mega day at Debenhams

Volunteers from a hospital radio station have raised over £360 at Debenhans in Harrow this month. The team, from Radio Northwick Park, hosted the store’s seasonal fashion show earlier in the month and this weekend entertained shoppers as they hunted for bargains at the store’s mega day. Volunteer John Sanger said: “It was great fun …

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