Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 31 2015

Harrow College’s Open Day – November 4, 2015

The Open Evening will take place Harrow College’s Harrow on the Hill campus, Lowlands Road on Wednesday 4th November from 4pm to 8pm. Pre-register your attendance here. We offer GCSEs, A-Levels, BTEC, HND, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Foundation courses. The event is open to all students, parents and adults seeking courses to enhance their learning. Visitors will be able …

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Oct 25 2015

NHS 111 Patient and Public Engagement Event – November 10 & 17, 2015

Healthcare commissioners in North West London invite you to take part in an engagement event about the future design of our local integrated urgent care service. This follows an initial public engagement event held in June which we held to create a vision for the “front-end” of urgent care services with the help of local people. The purpose …

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Oct 25 2015

Bob Says: Unemployment Down and Income Up in Harrow East

Bob Blackman has welcomed new figures that show the number of people in Harrow East claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen by 920 – a 53% per cent drop – since 2010. Today’s figures show that Britain’s economic plan continues to create jobs and increase pay for hardworking people in Harrow East and across the country. …

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Oct 25 2015

Secret Art Sale at West House Pinner – November 7-8, 2015

Local people will have a unique opportunity to buy a work of art from a well-known artist for just £35, at the forthcoming Secret Art Sale in Pinner from November 7th-8th. Volunteers have come up with the idea to raise funds for the Heath Robinson Museum, currently under construction next to West House in Pinner Memorial Park. On …

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Oct 24 2015

How to rip the heart out of Wealdstone…

“Harrow Council has created a masterplan which maps out the future growth and development of Harrow and Wealdstone town centres..” source here. “The masterplan aims to bring millions of pounds of new investment into the area including new businesses, building new homes and delivering the infrastructure needed, from parks, transport and leisure…” source here. “Our …

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Oct 24 2015

Harrow Drops “Safest Borough” in London Tag

All good things come to an end, it seems. And that probably includes the doughnuts that Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens, Harrow’s Police Commander, has almost certainly been buying recently to celebrate the borough being the safest in London under his watch. But no more. According to data published on September 2015’s figures by the Met last …

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Oct 24 2015

Park Running – Every Saturday in Harrow

If you like to go jogging to keep fit and healthy then why not come along and try out a 5km parkrun? When: Every Saturday morning at 9.00 Where: Harrow Recreation Ground, HA1 4HZ (Pinner Road near to Morrisons) Cost: It’s FREE! Just register at – www.parkrun.org.uk/harrow/ and print off your personal barcode which is …

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Oct 14 2015

Harrow Council Leader says “Give us back our missing millions!”

Harrow is missing out on nearly £40 million every year because of outdated Government funding formulas – £159 for every resident. Today, Cllr David Perry, the Leader of Harrow Council, launched a campaign urging Government to give Harrow a better, fairer deal. He said: “Every year, Harrow residents suffer because Government funding formulas fail to recognise …

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Oct 11 2015

Harrow Council’s new Exec Director – The “Bin Snoop” from Hackney

Harrow Council’s latest recruit to hold the key to the Executive Crapper is Tom McCourt, Corporate Director for Community. It was under McCourt’s watch that Hackney council – amongst other, it must be said – conducted ” waste audits on residents bins which included checking types of foods thrown out and reading mail thrown out with …

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Oct 11 2015

“Bin Tax Won’t Increase Fly-Tipping” says Harrow Council. “Uh, second thoughts…” it says.

Quote from Harrow Council’s website, promoting the new £75 Bin Tax in the borough: “We’ve looked at this issue [charging £75/year for brown bin collection] carefully and don’t expect the changes to lead to an increase in fly-tipping…” Quote from Harrow Council’s latest e-newsletter to residents: “Since 2011, Harrow has seen the amount of fly-tip …

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