Category Archive: council

Dec 21 2017

Harrow Council Announce Tom Whiting as new Interim Chief Exec

Following the impending departure of current Harrow Council Chief Exec, Mike Lockwood, the council has announced the the man keeping the seat warm until they find a permanent replacement, will be Tom Whiting. Whiting, who was up against one other person for the post, will be in place from January 6th, 2018, up until mid-May. …

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Dec 09 2017

7 Days in Entebbe – as filmed in Harrow

Cast your mind back a year, and you’ll recall that the Civic Centre was sent into disarray when film crews turned up to take over the members’ lounge, the council chamber, and large swathes of the car park whilst using the council’s 1970’s-style brutalist architecture as the backdrop for an upcoming aircraft hijacking film. Well, …

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Dec 09 2017

Hujjat Primary School – a new school for Harrow

Imagine a school where: every corner is buzzing with creativity, positivity and a passion for learning children smile when they greet you because they know it’ll brighten your day everyone is shown the same respect whether they are the caretaker or the head teacher honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of school life, and generosity …

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Dec 03 2017

Council PR Spin: Don’t say “neglected” say “to get makeover” you numpties

If there’s ever a case not thinking before speaking, it has to be this. Harrow Council have announced plans to do a spot of work at Newton Park. And in proper PR-style, published s short press release. However, there must have been some dismay at the Council when someone realised that the title of aforementioned …

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Nov 29 2017

Panic Not, Harrovians! Council is “fully prepared” for winter!

From Harrow Council’s “Community Directorate”: The winter is approaching, trees are beginning to lose their leaves and our Streets and grounds teams are out focusing on leaf clearance. There is a natural cycle of leaf drop with differing species of trees dropping their leaves at differing times of the year with the last hardy specimens …

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Nov 28 2017

Cultura London, the Harrow Arts Saviour, Enters Voluntary Liquidation owing £THOUSANDS

Cultura London, which was to be the saviour of Harrow Arts Centre, a facility reportedly costing Harrow Council £500k per year to run, has decided to call it quits, and has commenced proceedings to voluntarily go into liquidation on September 7, 2017. According to the Statement of Affairs, Cultura had £81,000 stashed in the bank, …

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Nov 07 2017

Harrow Council Consults on Northolt Road Traffic Improvements

Harrow Council works closely with Transport for London (TfL) to improve road safety and public transport facilities in the borough. This includes investigating and treating road traffic accidents and making improvements to bus reliability where it is considered necessary. The council have been successful in securing funding from TfL to address safety issues and improve …

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Nov 06 2017

Where’s the bloody bin, Sachin? Harrow Council REMOVES Street Bins.

September 27, 2717: Harrow Council announces a plan to replace 2,000 bins across the borough, at the rate of five a day (which means it’ll take more than a year and a half to complete): “The new super dustbins are replacing old bins and adding extra bins to the streets that need them most,” says …

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Nov 03 2017

TfL Says Uber is “not fit to hold a licence” – so why is Harrow Council encouraging use?

Just when you think things couldn’t be any less competent at Harrow Council, it comes to light that despite Transport for London saying that “Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence” that the council is still advertising, nay, encouraging, the use of Uber. TfL made it’s lack …

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Nov 03 2017

Harrow Council Announces Pop-Up Dinner. In rat-infested underpass.

It’s unlike the council to miss an opportunity to tell us all how great it is. But in this case, we can understand why it has decided to make an exception. Remember, if you will, that this is the council where the social media team spent their time watching animal porn on Twitter (says Gizmodo, …

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