Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 31 2016

Harrow Council muses scrapping allotments; building houses instead?

That’s the problem when the clocks go back: rather than sipping a cold beer on the patio, whilst watching Marge in the garden next door trim her bush, glass of gin only the merest whisker away from her, you end up trawling through the acres of meeting minutes, notes, briefings, presentations and other documents that …

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Oct 29 2016

Free Motorcycle BikeSafe Course for Harrow Residents

Motorcycles are an important way for people to travel, particularly in supporting access to employment. However motorcyclists face disproportionately high levels of risk on our roads. In London, there are 10 times as many male motorcyclists killed or seriously injured as female motorcyclists, and male riders have a higher risk per kilometre travelled. In the …

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Oct 29 2016

Then and now: Harrow Council’s U-Turn over Heathrow Expansion

Harrow’s Labour-run Council in February 2011: “LBH is against the proposed expansion of London Heathrow. There would be significant environmental impact in terms of air and noise pollution, negatively effecting Harrow’s  climate change targets for air quality levels. The proposal would increase the surface  transport movements to and from the airport on an already congested …

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Oct 29 2016

All about… The Heath Robinson Museum

This first purpose-built museum in Greater London for over 40 years, dedicated to showcasing the work of the world-renowned artist, illustrator, humorist and social commentator William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), was declared officially open on 15 October at a ceremony attended by hundreds of people in Pinner Memorial Park, north-west London. Leading the Opening Ceremony, Cynthia …

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Oct 28 2016

Vlog from @MPSHarrow: Safest Borough

Harrow Police Borough Commander Simon Ovens has published his latest vlog, reminding residents that this month, it’s Harrow’s turn again to be the safest borough in London (source: http://maps.met.police.uk/, September 2016 data). With a crime rate of 4.66, which is around normal for Harrow for this time of year. Over recent months, the top spot …

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Oct 27 2016

November 10, 2016 – Police Taser Public Consultation

Harrow Police are holding a Public Taser Consultation Event in the member’s lounge at Harrow Civic Centre on Thursday 10th November from 6.30 to 8 pm. The event will consist of a presentation by officers from SC & O 19 Specialist Firearms Command including statistics for the borough of Harrow, followed by an opportunity to ask …

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Oct 24 2016

Harrow Council: “not policy to provide a telephone service for customers”

Harrow Council seems to have finally admitted what residents have been feeling for years: they don’t want to provide a telephone service to customers. In an anonymously-written response to an FOI request – declared vexatious, heh! – which asked: Photographs of the desks of all members of staff in the Parking Enforcement team, showing whether or …

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Oct 24 2016

Harrow Council’s Call Centre: Disagraceful performance

Harrow Council has quietly release details of the amount of time residents have to waste to get through to its call centre, Access Harrow. The statistics show that callers can expect to wait well over half an hour to get to talk to someone who can help them – an in the worst case, fast …

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Oct 22 2016

Too many Data Protection Breaches by Harrow Council

Harrow Council has confirmed that it still has problems managing residents’ data under the controls of the Data Protection legislation, and lists ten incidents that it considers qualify as a ‘breach’ – it’s unknown if there are more than the council managed to downgrade. Ten might not sound like a lot, but it’s absolutely ten …

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Oct 21 2016

Spotted: Labour Councillors sniffing around Bradstowe House

Two of Harrow Labour’s councillors were spotted sniffing around the ill-fated Bradstowe House earlier this month, leading to rumours that the council may be considering cutting a deal to help with its shortage of council properties. Cllrs Keth Ferry and Sue Anderson were walking around Bradstowe House where properties rent for over £2100/month, with the shoe-box-style 1-bed flats starting …

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