Monthly Archive: August 2016

Aug 31 2016

Jobs for the boys – “non-exec” bonus for ex-Council leader

Back in May 2016, Cllr Sachin Shah took over as leader of the council, when Cllr David Perry stood down. However, what might have been missed by residents is that Cllr Perry was swiftly granted a non-executive seat on cabinet. So what? Big deal, you might be thinking. But that non-executive (and non-voting) seat won …

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Aug 30 2016

Tithe Farm (aka The Matrix) – Planning for 61 households approved

First it was going to be a 71-bed care home, then an 85-bed care home. And now, five years later, the old Tithe Farm public house (latterly know as ‘The Matrix’) seems destined to become 60+ development of one, two and three bedroom flats (‘units’ in CouncilSpeak). With an expected population of 171 people (of which, …

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Aug 30 2016

Harrow Council: Do as we say, not as we do…

It’s always good to see the council, in those rare moment, actually get up and do something about fly-tipping. Indeed, its a rare enough sight for them to do something, when it’s clearly easier to leave mattresses dumped around the borough for residents to trip over. As leader Cllr Sachin Shah said, “Harrow tax-payers shouldn’t …

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Aug 30 2016

Guest Post: Harrow Council “Ploughing Ahead” with Waxwell Lane Redevelopment

The London Borough of Harrow is proposing to build 34 new housing units in Waxwell Lane Car Park for market rent. They intend it to be a new revenue stream for the council. “There is no benefit to Pinner” – Daniel Lester (Harrow Council) This proposal will have negative impact on: Local traffic flow Local …

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Aug 29 2016

Harrow Council pledge support for terminally ill workers

Harrow Council became the first London borough to sign up to a new charter to provide protection to staff who become terminally ill. It will protect more than 5,800 staff employed by the council. The signing, which will took place at Harrow Council on Tuesday 23 August and was attended by Michael Lockwood, Chief Executive, …

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Aug 25 2016

Vlog from @MPSHarrow: 20+ Warrants Served; weapons recovered

Harrow Police Borough Commander Simon Ovens has published his latest Vlog, with an update of what his officers have been up to this week.   Borough Commander Simon Ovens Blog pic.twitter.com/IMy2L3b6rs — Harrow MPS (@MPSHarrow) August 25, 2016 Can’t see the video? Click here. Next week’s vlog will be recorded in the cells, something we suggested …

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Aug 25 2016

Council runs out of good news; regurgitates old news

Harrow Council appears to be struggling to find anything good to say about itself at present, since it has decided to regurgitate old news from several years back this week. It says: As part of a new burglary prevention initiative Met officers are visiting 12,000 homes across Harrow. One of the tools they’ll be giving …

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Aug 23 2016

Loan Shark Awareness session – September 6, 2016

Don’t get bitten by a Loan Shark! A Loan Shark is someone who lends money illegally, often without paperwork, and if payments are missed they often use intimidation and violence to get money from their ‘clients’. Brent and Harrow Trading Standards, in partnership with the England Illegal Money Lending Team, is running a Loan Shark …

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Aug 16 2016

Report Hate Crime in Harrow – 0800 138 1625

As you may know there has been a spike in reported hate crime nationally since the EU Referendum (42% increase). Both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have made statements about this, and have stated that racism will not be tolerated. The Borough Commander has informed the council that there has not been a …

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Aug 15 2016

Harrow Holifest – September 3/4, 2016

So, you’re trying to figure out what to do for one of the last summer weekend we will see until next year? Well look no further! The team that has brought amazing events to the public have produced another show stopping weekend in the heart of Harrow! Harrow Festival with Holifest, September 3rd & 4th2016. …

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