Category Archive: badnews

Jul 17 2015

The Rivers of Piss Run Through Harrow

We heard an interesting story this week, from a resident in South Harrow. The resident had noticed that a camper van had parked on a side road, just off of Northolt Road. Nothing much wrong with that, of course, except in this case, the van appears to be used for living in. The nearside wheels …

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Aug 06 2014

Harrow Council Website – Now Not Working for iPad Users

In December 2012, Harrow Council told us all it was starting work on the website to “… to make it more user friendly on mobile phones and tablets.” So it was with some surprise that today, we find it’s severely broken for some iPad users. Visitors attempting to download some documents are greeted with a warning message …

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Jan 13 2014

Harrow Council’s Project Minerva – More Job Losses on the Way?

Spotted here tonight was a document which seems to suggest that more job losses could be on the way at the Council. We’ve highlighted the interesting bits… Project Minerva was set up to investigate ways in which the Council could look to reduce service costs by up to 30% for the four financial years commencing from April …

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Oct 10 2013

Public Toilets Getting Flogged Off in Harrow

It seems that Harrow Council is looking to sell off two of the borough’s public toilets, if Council cabinet papers published tonight are to be believed (report here, OS plans here). 4) Public Lavatories Whitchurch Lane Edgware HA8 6LP Single-storey detached public conveniences built in the 1950s on a site of approximately 0.0255ha (0.06 acres) adjacent …

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Oct 01 2013

Hundreds sign up to save money on energy bills – but better deals elsewhere

Almost 250 residents have already signed up for the next round of Harrow Council’s Big Energy Switch campaign to help residents find out how much they could save on their gas and electricity bills. Over the last week, residents took advantage of the drop in sessions that were held around Harrow to help residents who …

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Aug 13 2013

Harrow UNISON Press Release re: Library Job Losses

NO CONSULTATION ON 29 LIBRARY JOB LOSSES AS UNION FEARS MOUNT OVER LIBRARY SERVICE QUALITY Harrow UNISON Local Government Branch is sickened by the lack of consultation and engagement by Harrow Council surrounding the intention of new contractor John Laing Integrated Services Ltd (JLIS) to cut Harrow’s Libraries staff by 29 posts. UNISON were recently …

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Aug 02 2013

Job Losses at Harrow’s Libraries – 29 jobs to go?

In a surprise move this afternoon, rumours are leaking from the Civic Centre that up to 29 library staff will be losing their jobs across the borough. This significant fact wasn’t mentioned in any of the published council papers, and appears to have come out of nowhere. The news follows hot on the heels on …

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Aug 01 2013

RAC Report on Excessive Parking Charges – Harrow Ranks 29th… out of 350

Many thanks to my good friend Mr Mustard, who wrote an article about excessive parking charges in Barnet – I had heard the report on the radio this morning, but forgot all about it moments later. Hat tip for the reminder, Sir! Essentially, the news item was about a study released by the RAC into …

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Jul 24 2013

Officers ‘Not Telling Councillors the Truth’ at Harrow Council?

A senior Harrow Council officer claimed that “officers have not been telling Members the truth about the state of the services”, at last week’s Cabinet meeting. The sensational statement was made by the Corporate Director of Children’s Services, Catherine Doran, as her department’s performance was being questioned by Conservative councillors. The Director also highlighted significant problem areas within the …

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Jul 10 2013

Save Bentley Day Care Centre Protest – July 18, 2013

SAVE BENTLEY ! ! TO : -MEMBERS, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND EVERYONE THAT USES BENTLEY DAY CENTRE . IF BENTLEY WERE TO CLOSE. HOW WOULD THIS AFFECT YOU????? As you may already be aware, Harrow Council are planning to cut Day Care Services across the Borough, this could seriously affect our Centre and lead to Bentley …

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