Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Willy Says: Harrow Town Centre Vacancy Rates – the facts

Cllr Will Stoodley (ILG, Harrow West), the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Urban Regeneration, writes to update us on the vacancy rates in Harrow’s Town Centre. We are investing in improving the look of the high street: We are creating a town centre the people of Harrow can be proud of. We have put in …

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Jul 30 2013

Project Killdeer – Stopping Illegal Street Collections in Harrow

The MPS are currently running Project Killdeer which aims to raise awareness concerning illegal street collectors and attempts to ensure that charitable contributions reach the causes that they are intended for. It is estimated that £147 million is lost to charities through fraud each year. Quick and simple points to note for when you next …

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Jul 29 2013

When you think they couldn’t sink any lower, the HCJ get out a shovel…

[warning]This article original suggested that the photos concerned were of Zarina. We’re pleased to confirm that the pictures aren’t actually of her. This article has been amended accordingly.[/warning] After this weekend’s newsletter from the Harrow Council for Justice showing a range of modelling pictures of Independent Labour Group councillor, Zarina Khalid – an act we …

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Jul 27 2013

The Harrow Council for Justice Go One Step Too Far

The Harrow Council for Justice, not known for its skills in winning friends and influencing people, has gone one step too far today. The quasi-political group has today trawled the internet looking for stuff to discredit other political groups in Harrow, and has stooped to its lowest point yet. Picking on one of the Independent …

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Jul 27 2013

So, Where Is Harrow’s “Brand New Hospital” Gareth?

That’s the thing about moving house. You dig through years of accumulated rubbish you’ve kept just in case it’ll be useful, and invariably it ends up going in the the bin. Except, in a big box of stuff, I found these flyers from Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West. Back in 2004, Gareth was trumpeting …

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Jul 26 2013

OFSTED praises services at Hillview Children’s Centre Hub

OFSTED has praised Harrow Council’s Hillview Children’s Centre Hub for improving family life by providing much needed health and education support. Hillview Children’s Centre Hub received a ‘good’ rating in a report published last week. It praised the high quality services on offer and the way staff worked well with partners in health care and …

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Jul 26 2013

More local foster carers available under new agreement in Harrow

Harrow Council will join together with eight other London boroughs to ensure more local foster parents are available to look after children in need, after Cabinet approved new plans. The West London Alliance (WLA) Children’s Services Efficiencies Programme will create a shared pool of independent fostering agencies for councils to work with. This approach will …

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Jul 25 2013

Cllr Zarina Khalid: Response to Husain Akhtar’s “false statement”

Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Families, Cllr Zarina says: Harrow is still delivering for Parents “The education and welfare of children in Harrow have not suffered in silence as Cllr Husain states. Political turbulence at the Civic Centre has not affected the professionalism of our staff or the commitment of Councillors of all political colours to deliver …

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Jul 25 2013

Lowlands Park Revamp – Plans Approved by Harrow Council

Major revamp of public spaces to boost culture and economic growth in Harrow Harrow’s Town Centre is another step closer to a transformation that will see its open spaces brought alive with culture, art and economic opportunities, after plans were approved to redevelop Lowlands Recreation Ground. Work will now begin on revamping Lowlands into an …

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Jul 25 2013

Husain Says: Harrow Parents Let Down

“The education and welfare of children in Harrow have suffered in silence because of other high profile issues at the Civic Centre, including what appears to be the political instability, resulting in uncertain decision-making and future,” says Independent Councillor Husain Akhtar. “This is massive let down for the Harrow parents who expect best for their …

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