Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31 2013

@Inspire4Justice EPIC Charity Event – September 21, 2013

EPIC (Every Person is Capable of Change) is an event specifically aimed at showcasing various talents, bringing the community together, raising money for charity and ultimately acting as a platform to inspire others to achieve their goals. Performers include: Street & Bollywood dancers Musicians Singers Rappers Urban Poets Speeches Prizes to be won: Raffle Dance …

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Aug 30 2013

Melanie Says: Whitchurch Fields Rumbles On…

Dear all Just to let you know that I am still waiting on the recommendation of the Inspector. As soon as I know anything, you will know. In the meantime, my complaint about the Council’s behaviour rumbles on. Their answer as to Mrs Winstrom’s, (Headteacher of Whitchurch First School and Nursery) letter, where she witters …

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Aug 30 2013

Harrow’s Bid to Recruit More Foster Carers

Harrow Council is calling on caring and dedicated residents to become foster carers and make a real difference to a child’s life. The Council needs to increase the number of foster carers who will be able to provide a safe and secure home to children in the borough. There are 175 Harrow children in foster care …

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Aug 29 2013

Harrow Council reduces flooding risk

Around 250 properties in Harrow are no longer at risk of being flooded, after Harrow Council beefed up its flood defences with a range of new measures. The programme of improvements includes building new flood defence structures and installing additional drains in roads. The Council focussed on 80 locations which were most at risk of …

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Aug 29 2013

Join ‘Family Fun Walk’ to raise awareness of diabetes – September 8, 2013

Harrow residents are invited to take part in a family fun walk on Sunday 8th September to raise money for a local diabetes charity. People can join Harrow Council’s Chief Executive Michael Lockwood and other celebrities in the hour long walk which will take place at 3pm in Canons Park via Howberry Road. The entrance fee …

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Aug 29 2013

David Perry on Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a Dream’ Speech

50 Years On – Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a Dream’ Speech With this week being the 50th year anniversary of the Martin Luther King ‘I have a Dream’ speech, this offers us all an excellent opportunity to celebrate the life and civil rights movement he embarked upon. Against the odds Martin Luther King courageously …

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Aug 28 2013

Zarina Says: Harrow pupils celebrate exam results

Harrow’s secondary school students have once again improved on their previous best results, with a record number scoring top GCSE grades in English and Maths. Preliminary results suggest that sixty-six per cent of pupils scooped five A* to C grades including English and Maths, a rise from the record-breaking 64 per cent recorded for Harrow …

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Aug 28 2013

Jeremy Says: Musharraf Murder Charges

Guest article from Jeremy Zeid: I read recently, with incredulity, that former President of Pakistan, Gen. Musharraf, is to be charged with murder for “failing to prevent the assassination of Benazir Bhutto”. Will we now see the same charges leveled at the current President and government for “failing to prevent the murders of dozens of …

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Aug 27 2013

School Governor Backs Parents Over Free Parking in Harrow

A school governor and Harrow councillor has given her support to parents concerned at the prospect of losing the ability to park for free near the school. Independent Labour-run Harrow Council is proposing to ‘standardise’ parking charges in the borough, a move which will also remove the one hour free parking period in the Cambridge Road car park …

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Aug 27 2013

Conservative Councillors Launch Night Time Car Park Closure Petition

Two Conservative Headstone North councillors have launched a petition calling on Harrow Council to reinstate night time closing of a local car park. The car park at Bisley House – off Pinner Road, North Harrow and next to Cambridge Road car park – had previously been closed between 7.30pm and 7.30am. However, the Council changed this policy – …

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