Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 30 2014

Council’s “No Van” Policy at Civic Amenity Site to Stay

Cast your mind back to February 2014, when the Council, during Conservative Cllr Susan Hall’s administration, introduced a ‘no van’ policy at the Civic Amenity site in Forward Drive, following threats of violence and aggression against staff by irate van drivers (see here and here). Van drivers would be treated as commercial waste, instead of having …

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Dec 30 2014

WEEE Recycling Day – January 12, 2015

West London Waste and Harrow Council Recycling Team are having a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment or WEEE recycling day on Monday 12th January 2015 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Civic Centre in Harrow. On average, each person in the UK buys 3 new electrical items every year which costs about £170 …

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Dec 27 2014

Harrow Council’s Top Tips on Snow Clearance

Harrow Council has issued its top tips to residents for clearing snow and ice in the event of freezing winter weather. The borough’s gritting lorries have already been out on the roads this week as the Council put its winter plan into operation. During snow and freezing weather the Council’s priority is to ensure that …

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Dec 24 2014

Harrow is a “No Drinking Zone” say Harrow Police @MPSHarrow

Yet again, we’ve caught the Met  spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt on Twitter, about the legalities of drinking alcohol in public. According to the local boys in Blue “…Harrow has a no drinking zone in Public…” which gives the impression that anybody caught drinking will be spending the night in the cells. Which certainly isn’t …

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Dec 17 2014

Ex-Mayor Nana Asante to run as TUSC Candidate in 2015

Press release from Nana Asante: Former Harrow Mayor Declares Intention To Run For TUSC in 2015 General Election At the 4th Grassroots Community Meeting which took place at Stanmore Baptist Church last Saturday, former Harrow Mayor Nana Asante officially declared her intention to contest the Harrow East seat for TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) …

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Dec 16 2014

Hannah David Forgets Where She’s Standing

Must be the season for silly mistakes, what with Harrow Council’s cock-up on bin collection dates, and now Hannah David, Prospective MP for Harrow West forgetting which seat she’s standing for, if this photo of her latest election leaflet is anything to go by. Thanks to @PrimeshPatel for the photo. As Primesh helpfully pointed out, …

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Dec 15 2014

Uma Kumaran Stamps Foot; Demands iharrow.com Take Down

Almost a year ago, the now-defunct Independent Labour Group wrote a guest post for iharrow, expressing their surprise at Uma Kumaran’s selection as Labour’s Harrow East candidate. In that post, they asked how long she’d been involved in local politics in Harrow, and suggested her “… sudden interest in Harrow seems clearly due to personal …

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Dec 13 2014

Jeremy Says: The Leader’s Song

With Christmas imminent and Harrow being the home of Gilbert and Sullivan, I apologise in advance for rewriting that old favourite, the Policeman’s Song. With the current antics of the Council and invisible Dave, I thought that this would be a suitable rendition. The Leader’s Song The Labour Council seems to revel in enjoyment (in enjoyment) In imposing …

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Dec 13 2014

Guest Post: MSF Fundraising Dinner Hears First Hand Ebola Stories

December 9, 2014 The horrors of the Ebola crisis in parts of West Africa was brought home at a fundraising dinner organised by voluntary organisations BTWSC and African Histories Revisited in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK (MSF) last Saturday at Best Western Cumberland Hotel in Harrow. Guest of honour Stephen Rowden, an MSF volunteer …

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Dec 13 2014

Another @harrow_council Cock Up: Publishing Agendas AFTER Meetings

Some days, it seems that everything we write is lambasting the council for cock up after cock up. But here’s another one. The Council is keen to minimise the amount of paper is produces, especially for cabinet meetings, where the papers can run to close on a thousand pages. So, it uses a suite of …

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