Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 30 2014

MailOnline: Northwick Park A&E – Advance Bookings Only

The MailOnline today has an article about Northwick Park hospital now insisting that any ambulances intending to delivery emergency care patients must call ahead in advance. The London Ambulance Service says it will advise ambulance crews if that is then ‘appropriate.’ You can read the full article here. The paper reports that in September, there …

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Nov 30 2014

@MPSHarrow Police’s Weekly Blog – November 28, 2014

On Friday the 28th of November we unveiled our Christmas tree outside South Harrow Police Station as part of the Commissioners Christmas Tree Campaign. The tree is there for anyone wanting to donate a gift to children in care within our Borough. I welcome everyone to help support this campaign to ensure that cared for …

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Nov 30 2014

@MPSHarrow Police Christmas Carol Concert – December 16, 2014

Harrow Police are holding their Christmas Carol Concert on December 16, 2014 from 7.30pm at St John’s Church in Harrow. Last year’s event was a roaring success, with church pews packed on a cold and blustery night. In fact, Sonoo Malkani wrote, at the time: This Church which is centrally placed,in the heart of Harrow …

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Nov 29 2014

Pinner Jazz: Gwilym Simcock Trio – December 13, 2014

The rise and rise of pianist Gwilym Simcock has been a delight to observe. Now as much in demand abroad as he is over here, Simcock is an accomplished concert artist, known for touring and recording with the Impossible Gentlemen, the imposing US-UK jazz quartet, and for collaborations with classical orchestras. For all that, in …

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Nov 28 2014

Coming Soon to Harrow… £65 Charge to have your Brown Bin Emptied

It would seem that Harrow council are planning to introduce a £65 yearly charge to collect garden waste – otherwise known as ‘brown bins’ – from residents, if the latest leaks from the Labour Group has any truth in it. We’ve heard the rumours before about councils playing around with the waste collection services, but it …

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Nov 28 2014

Council Trumpet ‘New Park’ whilst Lowlands Park Remains a Building Site

The council is trumpeting today that it will “create” a ‘brand new public park” in the borough, complete with ‘luxury properties’ that it will build to fund the area. “Pinner Park,” it says, “will stretch from Headstone to Hatch End, and will cover an area bigger than Greenwich Park. It will comprise of over 230 …

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Nov 28 2014

D is for… Dave’s Blog (which makes no mention of library closures)

After receiving thousand of responses, having hundreds of face to face conversations with residents and holding more than 50 community meetings in venues ranging from job fairs to Harrow Mosque and St. Albans Church, the extremely successful ‘Take Part’ budget consultation has just concluded. In launching the ‘Take Part’ consultation three months before the first …

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Nov 27 2014

Guest Post: Stoodley on Fighting Penalty Charge Notices

A guest post from our old mate, West Harrow Willy. Hi Paul Thought your readers might like a bit of help and advice on how to fight off those dreaded Penalty Charge Notices, even the ones that catch you on camera, as I was last year. I have attached the letter I was sent by …

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Nov 27 2014

Lockwood – the “Third Man” Says @PrivateEyeNews

The Lockwood Mystery takes a turn this week, with suggestions that not only didn’t he come top of the list for the Chief Exec’s job, it looks like he didn’t come second either. In fact, it seems that Michael Lockwood came third – out of four candidates. An article in Private Eye’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’ column …

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Nov 27 2014

Help Needed (Desperately) To Shape The Harrow Of The Future

Ha Ha Harrow – which describes itself as ‘laughable tales from the saddest borough’ has a new blog this week, about the lunacy of the Take Part consultation, particularly how pointless it all was. It reads, in part: Harrow Council’s eight week Take Part consultation on the first round of proposed cuts started, ran and …

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