Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 28 2013

Jeremy Says: Labour telling porkies and half-truths about Energy Prices

I’m amazed that Glen Hearnden the Labour candidate for Harrow on the Hill is “shocked” at the latest hikes in energy prices. We have volatile wholesale prices which no amount of political posturing can affect, and 12% of our Bills are made up of Red Ed Miliband’s “Green” taxes and Gordon Brown’s “Climate Change Levy”. We have the …

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Oct 28 2013

Storm Update from Harrow Council

Harrow Council have provided the following information concerning the stormy events overnight: In Harrow, there was widespread disruption on roads with reports of at least 90 trees down. Council leader, Susan Hall said: “Our cleaning teams and tree specialists have been out since 6am but these reports are coming in thick and fast – we …

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Oct 27 2013

Good Lord, Ovens. You’ve Cracked Crime in Harrow!

Looks like Harrow’s newly-appointed Chief Superintendent, Simon Ovens, has got to grips with crime right across the borough in the few months since he arrived. We caught up with him last month over a cup of coffee in South Harrow police station, where he explained his strategy to reduce crime right across the borough. of …

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Oct 27 2013

Operation Secure Streets is due to be launched in November

Our operation Secure Streets is due to be launched in November 2013. Secure Streets is Harrow’s own project, led by acting Police Sergeant Simon Fretwell. It is designed to ensure we are on track in becoming the safest borough in London and will make us stand out from other boroughs across London. Secure Streets will …

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Oct 27 2013

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – October 21, 2013

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Borough Commander Simon Ovens… The launch of Operation Secure Streets will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2013. I briefly outlined Secure Streets in last week’s blog, in which I explained what this means in making Harrow the Safest Borough in London. Secure Streets will have a …

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Oct 25 2013

Guest Post: Pensioner Patients are a ‘Security Risk’ in Alexandra Avenue Polyclinic

Guest post by Peter on Alexandra Avenue Polyclinic… NHS patients arriving early at Alexandra Avenue Clinic are locked out of the building because they are a security risk. Arriving at 7.50 on Thursday I was admitted early only because the Doctor who had arrived in the waiting room at 7.59 looking for his 8am appointment …

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Oct 24 2013

Council Members called for Independent Legal Advice/Judicial Review

Press comment from Harrow Independent Labour group: Members at the Extraordinary Council meeting tonight (24 October) called for Independent Legal Advice/Judicial Review. Independent Labour Chairperson, Cllr Krishna James, said: “Independent Labour will always put Harrow First. Many members were very concerned about the legality o 16 September. They called upon this Council to seek independent …

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Oct 24 2013

Harrow ILG: Independent Labour proven right

Press release from Harrow Independent Labour Group… The Council has at last acknowledged its Public Sector Equality Duty to deal with Institutional Racism and has informed Independent Labour that an independent investigation will be set up. In a press statement on 12 September, Independent Labour stated that it supports the Constitution and Rule of Law. In contrast, Harrow …

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Oct 23 2013

Harrow Labour: It Was US Who Saved Schools!

Harrow council’s recent announcement of securing additional funding for schools was money secured by the Labour administration as we made sure that no child in Harrow was forgotten. It was the Labour Group that secured the £34.3m of funding to expand primary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and special needs schools. Examples of how this money is …

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Oct 23 2013

Harrow’s Library Outsource Partner: Discarded by Parent Company

It wasn’t long ago that we were to read that Harrow’s libraries were to be outsourced to an organisation called John Laing Intergrated Services – an outfit who run library services for a number of councils. Much puff was made about the benefits to Harrow at the time – although it was reported to include …

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