Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 30 2015

Harrow Mencap Consultation – May 14, 2015

Harrow Mencap wants to listen to Carers of people with learning disability and autism to respond to the “No Voice Unheard, No Right Ignored” Green Paper consultation launched by the government. The government says they are asking questions about how to make people’s lives better. Who is this consultation for? People with learning disability, their …

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Apr 28 2015

Harrow Labour to Shuffle Council Cabinet

It seems that the Council Leader Dave (pictured right) is to shuffle his cabinet around, resulting in the ejection of Cllr Davine from the top table, and replacing her, post shuffle, with some new blood. Davine, of course, is a bit of a wild-card: despite saying she feels it important to represent the views of …

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Apr 28 2015

Susan Says: Council Blows £12k of Residents Cash on “Ideas and Feelings”

Harrow Council spent over £12,000 launching its regeneration strategy at an event where residents were given heart-shaped stationery to write on, were encouraged to put coloured stars next to options they liked, and where four people were employed to write on an ‘ideas and feelings wall’. This is despite the Council’s Labour administration claiming the …

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Apr 23 2015

Susan Says: Labour “take so little pride” in Harrow

There’s a familiar theme running through an increasing number of the letters, emails and phone calls I get from Harrow residents. Though the subjects may vary, the common thread is a sense of frustration and annoyance with the damage done by the Council’s Labour administration on Harrow’s standing as a place people are proud to …

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Apr 18 2015

Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board Meeting – April 27, 2015

The board meets formally every quarter. These meetings are held in public, where anyone is able to attend to listen the meeting. At the close of the meeting they are welcome to speak individually to board members, although this is subject to available time at the end of the meetings. The board meetings take place …

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Apr 18 2015

Trinity Orchestra: Brahms Violin Concerto – May 16, 2015

Trinity Orchestra: Brahms Violin Concerto Harrow’s own Trinity Orchestra invite you to hear this wonderful concerto on Saturday 16 May at 7:30 in Trinity Church, Hindes Road, HA1 1RX. There’s also Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Schumann’s First Symphony: ‘Spring’. Under the baton of guest conductor Ben Palmer, Trinity Orchestra returns to the …

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Apr 17 2015

Bins Overflowing, Parks Scruffy. Nice Job, Dave

Here’s just one of many (eleven, to be exact)  pictures sent in this week from Roxeth Recreation ground in South Harrow, showing the state of the park now that the park-keeper has been removed. Not sure why this particular park attracts so much email – maybe word is getting around on the impact that Dave’s …

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Apr 17 2015

Council Boots Out Capita; Brings in Another IT Supplier

A £37 million contract with Sopra Steria has been signed by Harrow Council to provide IT services for the council, which replaces the Capita contract which introduced more IT issues that it appeared to solve. The new supplier will be upgrading the IT systems across the council to ensure staff and residents can take advantage …

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Apr 15 2015

Pinner Jazz: Rossano Sportiello Trio – May 9, 2015

Saturday, 9 May 2015 – ROSSANO SPORTIELLO TRIO The fabulous Italian-American swing pianist Rossano Sportiello joins us immediately after appearing at the 2015 Norwich Jazz Party for this his first Pinner concert. Rossano was born in 1974 in Vigevano, Italy, and graduated in classical piano aged only 16. Having transferred his allegiance to jazz, he became …

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Apr 06 2015

Pinner Jazz: Clark Tracey Quintet – April 18, 2015

Saturday, 18 April 2015 – CLARK TRACEY QUINTET Drummer, composer, club organiser and festival director Clark Tracey is a true renaissance man of jazz. He’s also a mentor to young musicians, regularly putting together small groups to showcase emerging talents. Happily for us here in Pinner, he’s done it again with this new quintet, fresh-faced …

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