Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 31 2014

Bob Blackman MP Urges Schools to Visit Local Commonwealth War Graves

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, is urging local schools and constituents to visit their local Commonwealth war graves to gain a greater understanding of the scale and magnitude of the Great War and the impact that it has had on today’s society. The call follows a national initiative spearheaded by the Commonwealth War Graves …

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Jul 31 2014

Susan Says: No Need to Restore Harrow’s Chief Executive Role

Cllr. Susan Hall, Leader of the Council’s Conservative Group, said: “When our previous Conservative administration abolished the Chief Executive position in Harrow, it wasn’t a decision taken lightly or without consideration – despite the picture Labour have attempted to paint. We weighed up the pros and cons, as anyone does when making difficult choices, and …

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Jul 31 2014

Dave’s Chief Exec “Consultation” Ending Soon

Dave’s 13-day “major consultation” (which then turns into a mere canvassing) ends on July 31st, so the select few invited to give their thoughts will need to get a move on. Notably, out the the “about 5000” people who are being “consulted”, a large percentage of those are school staff, who had just three days at …

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Jul 30 2014

Motorcycle Parking in Harrow

Motorcycle parking bays are provided throughout the borough and: are reserved for the use of solo motorcycles at all times have no time limit on the length of stay are free of charge Location Greenhill Road, Harrow HA1 1LD – near No. 6 Greenhill Road Lowlands Road, Harrow HA1 3AN – adjacent ‘The Grove’ open …

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Jul 29 2014

Harrow Council Spends Residents’ Money on YAA (Yet Another Accreditation)

Harrow Council is trumpeting the news that it has been awarded Investors in People accreditation for it’s resources directorate. Indeed, quotes from Cllr Graham Henson rattle on about “…our staff who do a tremendous job…” and “…its great to know the team believes the council is looking after them.” But what about the residents, who …

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Jul 29 2014

Bob Says: Additional Police Funding Welcomed

Harrow East Member of Parliament Bob Blackman has welcomed the news that London has secured an additional £2.4million in funding to deliver improvements for services supporting victims of crime. The funding, provided by the Ministry of Justice was confirmed last week by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh. London Members of Parliament, …

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Jul 29 2014

Advice from Harrow Police on Crime Prevention

The Police have asked us to pass on this message, about simple crime-prevention measures: Be alert to bogus police officers. Burglars will sometimes try to gain entry to houses by convincing the occupier that they are police officers. They will often be in plain clothes but will show some ssort of ID which looks like …

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Jul 28 2014

Streetscapes Exhibition – 9-13 August, 2014

The Photographic Angle are once again hosting another new exhibition in Harrow. The info as follows : Exhibition              Streetscapes Location                 Kings House & Queens House, Kymberley Road, Harrow, Greater London,HA1 1US Dates                      9th Aug – 13th Aug 2014 Open                      10am – 3pm Daily Cost                        Free Public Admission All the images in …

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Jul 27 2014

Dave Gets a Quarter Mil to Fix Potholes in Harrow

Harrow has been awarded a portion of a £10m Pothole Fund from the Government to help repair damage to the local road network. The Department for Transport funding was available for 2014/15 financial year through a bidding process, and was made available based on an average cost of £52 to repair a single pothole, allowing …

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Jul 27 2014

Harrow in LEAF Show and Family Fun Day – 24/25 August 2014

Harrow in LEAF Show and Family Fun DayAugust Bank Holiday WeekendSunday 24th and Monday 25th August from 12 noon to 5pmEntry £2.50. Accompanied children under 12 free. Ample Free Car Parking Horticultural & Craft exhibits, beekeeping exhibits, stalls, rides, music and activities for all the family. Organised and presented by local charity Harrow in LEAFLocal …

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