Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 28 2013

Carers fill the gap in health and social care

Guest post from Harrow Carers: Dear reader, On Carers Rights Day (Friday 29 November) we will be asking the council leader, Councillor Susan Hall, to recognise the gap carers fill in health and social care. Today there are over 24,500 unpaid carers who have given-up work to look after loved ones in Harrow. This unpaid …

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Nov 28 2013

Harrow Labour: Chief Exec’s Departure was ‘Dictatorial’

Harrow Labour Press Release – on the Chief Executive Situation In October the Leader of the Council, Susan Hall, and her Conservative Administration without consultation, and ignoring all protocols for managing staff changes, introduced a consultation to delete the post of the Chief Executive. This was met with opposition from Staff, Councillors and the Community …

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Nov 27 2013

Chief Executive to leave Harrow Council

Michael Lockwood, chief executive of Harrow Council, is to leave the authority following a consultation process to delete his role. Mr Lockwood said: “Having considered the proposals as part of the consultation process, I have decided after much thought that in the best interests of the council and for me personally, that I will leave …

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Nov 27 2013

Young performers stage dramatic scenes at domestic violence conference

Young actors made their mark on an awareness-raising forum with a powerful performance about cyber bullying and sexual exploitation. A drama group made up of teenagers from across the borough acted out short a play at Harrow’s annual event in recognition of White Ribbon Day (Wednesday November 20). The event was hosted by Harrow Domestic …

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Nov 27 2013

Harrow Council Uncovers Bed-in-Shed Tenants Paying £165/week

Council raid uncovers three ‘beds in sheds’ tenants paying £165 a week to share a single room. An investigation by Harrow Council into ‘beds in sheds’ accommodation has uncovered a fresh example of the vast profits being made by landlords – with three tenants paying more than £160 a week to share a single room. …

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Nov 27 2013

Council Chief Exec’s Role – Plans to delete ‘haphazardly constructed’

The Harrow branch of UNISON, the public service union, have issued the following press release concerning the current consultation under way at the council to delete the post of Chief Executive from its structure. We believe that the Leader’s proposal to delete the role of Chief Executive has been haphazardly constructed with little thought as to …

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Nov 25 2013

Halls Got Balls: Closing Down Brothels in South Harrow

Never one to be afraid of upsetting people by knocking the front doors in, Council Leader Susan Hall has been out with Harrow Police during the recent Week of Action. One visit to a premises on the Northolt Road in South Harrow found Cllr Hall and a team of burly coppers closed down a brothel …

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Nov 25 2013

BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’ Coming to South Harrow – December 20, 2013

The Christmas edition of Radio 4 ANY QUESTIONS will be broadcast from St Andrew’s Church, Malvern Avenue, South Harrow HA2 9ER on Friday 20th December 2013 at 8pm. The panel will consist of Michael Portillo, Mark Damazer, Chris Mullin and one other. Admission is by (FREE) ticket only available from Sue Jull 020 8429 3988. …

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Nov 25 2013

Prestigious Sports Awards for Harrow Schools

Twelve primary schools in Harrow were awarded the School Games Kitemark award, a national award which recognises schools commitments to providing exciting and inclusive PE and sport for all pupils. Three of the twelve schools successfully achieved a prestigious Gold Award which demands high numbers of pupils being involved in targeted extra curricular clubs, sports …

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Nov 25 2013

Uxbridge Heritage Steam Rides – December 8, 2013

On Sunday 8 December 2013, for the first time since 1992 and possibly the last time ever, London Transport Museum will be running steam trains to Uxbridge along the Metropolitan line. Recently restored Metropolitan Locomotive No.1 and the Victorian ‘Jubilee’ carriage 353 will team up for the last time this year in a fitting finale …

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