Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 30 2013

Harrow Youth Volunteers Honoured by Mayoress

Harrow Mayoress Awula Serwah gave a group of students an extra Christmas treat by organising a reception at the Mayor’s Parlour to officially recognise their efforts in volunteering as waiters at last November’s Mayoress Ball. The volunteers were presented with “thank you” certificates by Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante and Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Simon …

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Dec 30 2013

Bloody Hell, Hall. Now’s the Queen’s Gone Purple!

Had you been reading the Daily Mail recently, you might have thought that Council Leader Susan Hall had traded in her nippy Fiat 500 for a Bentley. Alas not. What you might have actually spotted was, in fact, the Queen, who seems to have jumped onto Cllr Hall’s bandwagon and started sporting what the Mail refers …

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Dec 30 2013

Harrow’s Meals on Wheels Make Festive Deliveries

Vulnerable and elderly people in Harrow enjoyed a traditional lunch on Christmas Day thanks to the Council’s Meals on Wheels service. Meals on Wheels staff were joined by Cllr Barry Macleod-Cullinane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Adults and Housing, when they delivered meals to some of the borough’s most frail and …

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Dec 24 2013

The Woman in Purple – Hall on Tour II

Continuing her tour of London’s radio, newspaper and TV companies, Council Leader Susan Hall popped up again in her trademarked purple jacket on ITV News to talk again about the Romanian and Bulgarian expected influx. Looking, to be honest, a little exhausted – or maybe it was the harsh studio lighting – she repeated the …

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Dec 24 2013

Free electric blankets and slippers for vulnerable as “Winter Warmer” campaign launches

WITH winter biting, Harrow Council has just launched its “winter warmer” campaign to target vulnerable older people with offers of electric blankets, slippers and basic home insulation. Council officers yesterday (Mon 23rd Dec) began calling more than 400 residents who are known to be potentially vulnerable to check on their welfare – and offer practical …

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Dec 24 2013

Trading Standards Help Harrow Have A Safer Christmas

How can you tell if your Christmas lights are safe? What about your presents? How do you know that your phone charger won’t give you a shock this Christmas? There’s only one way: test them. And in the run up to Christmas this year, Trading Standards Officers have been doing just that – going undercover …

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Dec 23 2013

Free training: What are YOUR Skills? 15/29 January and 12/26 February 2014

Have you been away from work for some time? Are you looking for a change? Does your confidence need a boost or your work persona a bit of spit ‘n’ polish? JGA has achieved Matrix accreditation for quality information, advice and guidance and has been supporting career development for more than twenty years. We are pleased to …

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Dec 23 2013

Community Get Together (Brainstorming Harrow @Esquire)

What could the community do to make Harrow a better place? It is Voluntary Action Harrow (VAH)’s goal to see a more unified Harrow, so we’ll be at Esquires on the 7th January brainstorming ideas to make Harrow a better place. We would like you to come and join us and share ideas to shape the Harrow community. …

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Dec 23 2013

Harrow Benefit Cheat Caught Claiming Rent on Own House

A man who cheated Harrow Council out of thousands of pounds in benefits by pretending he was a “paying guest” in his own house, has been ordered to pay all the money back and carry out community work. Hiren Patel, 32, of Graham Road, Wealdstone, spent nearly 4 years pretending he didn’t know his own …

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Dec 23 2013

The Woman in Purple – Hall on Tour

It’s looking to be a last-minute Christmas at the house of Cllr Susan Hall this year. The Leader of Harrow Council, instead of making a batch of mince pies, stringing mistletoe in the hallway, and placing sprigs of holly thoughtfully around picture frames, Cllr Hall seems to have been buzzing around London this morning, spreading …

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