Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 31 2017

Avanti House Lockdown – Latest Update

Avanti House has today (31.03.2017) published this update to it’s website concerning the recent 4-hour lockdown, police search and allegations of sexual assault by one pupil against another. We reproduce it in full: Dear parents and carers We would like to express our gratitude to you for your support and patience during what has been …

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Mar 31 2017

Pinner Wood School deal with St Jerome’s Collapses at 11th Hour

Parents of Pinner Wood pupils were very much under the impression that KS1 children would be moving to St Jerome’s bi-lingual school after the Easter Break, but this appears to have come crashing down at the 11th hour, for reasons yet to be made clear. To be fair, the council never committed in writing – …

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Mar 30 2017

Avanti House School Lockdown – Allegations of sexual offence

Following yesterday’s lockdown of Avanti House school, where pupils were secured withing the premises until 7.00pm, the school has issued a statement: Thank you for your patience. I have been advised by the police that I am now able to share some information regarding the police presence at Avanti House yesterday. Yesterday at around 2pm, …

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Mar 29 2017

Susan Says: An Outstanding Medical Centre

An Outstanding Medical Centre I would like to extend massive congratulations to the Elliott Hall Medical Centre. I have just heard the fantastic news that they have received an overall outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Not only has the Medical Centre received an outstanding rating in all five assessment criteria but they …

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Mar 25 2017

Kenton East by-Election – Nominees

Harrow’s Kenton East ward is the next battleground in the borough, following the death of Mitzy Green in February. Those going head to head in this round are: Charis CROFT, Liberal Democrats Herbie CROSSMAN, UKIP Nitesh HIRANI, The Conservative Party Nish PATEL, Labour Party As always, if candidates would like to provide a brief photo and/or …

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Mar 25 2017

IBM’s Sweetener for Harrow Councillor Anne Whitehead

IBM have been busy touting their Watson Health application over recent months, so much so, that they flew Harrow’s Labour Councillor Anne Whitehead off to New Zealand for two weeks, just to present a one-hour workshop. Luckily, Cllr Whitehead had family out there as well, so she could take to opportunity to visit them and …

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Mar 25 2017

Pinner Wood Chalk Mines – Turmoil for residents

A week ago, the residents of Pinner Wood may have been enjoying life: an oustanding and excellent local school, and house prices steadily rising (or, as the Independant puts it, “Harrow, home to Stanmore (the end of the Jubliee Line), is the gateway to the desirable commuter belt of Hertfordshire.”). Life in indeed good. Or …

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Mar 23 2017

Pinner Wood School site to close at end of school day after underground chalk mine discovery

The site of Pinner Wood School is closing at the end of the school day today, Thursday 23 March, after a joint decision by Harrow Council, the governors and the leadership team of Pinner Wood School. The reason for the closure is that geotechnical surveys have this week reported an unacceptable risk that the ground …

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Mar 10 2017

Breaking News: Labour’s Mrs Henson wins Roxbourne by-election

Harrow Council has just announced that Labour have won, as expected, the Roxbourne by-election, with Maxine Henson joining husband Graham in the administration. No details on numbers yet – more detail to come as we get it. She received 1,554 votes, ahead of 533 votes for Conservative Annabel Singh, 240 votes for Liberal Democrat Marshel …

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Mar 09 2017

Prediction for Roxbourne by-election

Always tough to call a by-election result, but it’s fairly clear that Labour will romp home will around half of the votes in today’s election, regardless of their candidate and their promises. Over the last three election, Labour candidates have averaged 52% of the vote, compared to 27% for the Conservatives. Even given the way …

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