Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 30 2015

Harrow’s Boys in Blue Recapture “Safest Borough” Flag

Despite crime in the borough being up 6.5% in October, compared to September (going from a crime rate of 4.61 to 4.91 for the month), Ch Supt Simon Ovens has snatched back the “Safest Borough” trophy from Bexley, who saw their place on the Hogan-Howe’s leaderboard slump from first place in September to 4th in October, …

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Nov 30 2015

Question the Cops – December 1, 2015

HARROW POLICE in conjunction with HARROW INTERFAITH are holding an interesting Question time style session in the Council Chamber HARROW CIVIC CENTRE, on December 1st, 2015, from 7 to 9pm. Light refreshments from 6.30pm, in Members’ Lounge. Your top cop, Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens, together with a panel of members, will answer questions …

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Nov 28 2015

Harrow’s “Troubled Families” Programme – Looks Good, But What Price Privacy?

Harrow Council has announced it will be running the Government’s “Troubled Families” programme: the programme is a government initiative designed to support the most vulnerable families. Launched in 2011 it aims to provide “solution focussed interventions” for families who struggle with complex issues such as poor school attendance, parenting skills, mental health issues, domestic violence, crime …

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Nov 28 2015

Housing Developments in Harrow Could Pay for GP shortage

Housing developments in Harrow could pay for GP shortage Harrow found to have fewer GPs than England average as report suggests 550 new doctors are needed across London The Mayor of London, through his planning powers, could force London boroughs, including Harrow, to use cash from major developers to fund the capital’s GPs for the …

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Nov 28 2015

Wealdstone Festive Tree Light Switch-On – November 30, 2015

Wealdstone will be switching on its Festive Tree lights on November 30 at 6.30pm. The event, which starts at 5.30pm and runs until 7.00pm will see a free card making workshop, refreshments and live performances. Santa is also rumoured to be making a visit! The tree will be outside Harrow and Wealdstone Station.

Nov 28 2015

Bob Says: Funding for Battle of Britain Museum Project is Great!

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, has congratulated the Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust after the announcement today in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that £1million in Armed Forces Covenant (Libor) funding will be allocated for the completion of its Battle of Britain Museum project. The result of this investment will see the significance of …

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Nov 27 2015

Mince Pies on the Marsh – December 12, 2015

MINCE PIES ON THE MARSH: Saturday 12th December 11am – 1pm Join Thames21 for some Free Mince Pies on Stanmore Marsh in Harrow. A chance to learn more about the restoration plan at Stanmore Marsh & its benefit to the local community with Harrow Council. For those feeling energetic and who want to improve the marsh, …

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Nov 27 2015

Harrow Borough Police Christmas Carol Concert – December 16, 2015

Harrow’s Borough Commander, Ch Supt Simon Ovens, would like to cordially invite you to this year’s Harrow Borough Police Christmas Carol Concert. The event is to be held on Wednesday 16th December at 7.30PM at: Church of St John the Baptist Sheepcote Road Harrow HA1 2JE He writes: “Please join us with representatives from the Emergency …

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Nov 23 2015

Bob Says: New Apprenticeships are Great News!

Bob Blackman: new apprenticeships mean more young people in Harrow East getting the skills they need to succeed Bob Blackman has welcomed new figures showing 470 new apprenticeships were started by people in Harrow East last year. In total 2,230 new apprenticeships have been started in his constituency since 2010 – meaning more young people …

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Nov 23 2015

Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Meeting – November 25, 215

Public meeting of the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board – 25 November 15 The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board warmly welcomes you to the forthcoming public meeting on Wednesday 25 November in the Members’ Lounge,at the Harrow Civic Centre. DOORS OPEN 7 pm SHARP. This is an excellent opportunity for Harrovians to hear latest policing updates from …

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