Category Archive: blog

Mar 05 2016

Leader’s Blog – March 4, 2016

In Harrow, every single one of our residents receives £159 less money from central government than the London average. That’s how unfair our council funding is. That’s £40m each year. That’s £40m of missing money that could go towards services from street cleaning and care for the elderly to support for our most vulnerable families …

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Jan 10 2015

Invisible Dave’s Blog: New Year, New Start on Regenerating Harrow

A Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had an enjoyable break over the Christmas and New Year holidays. 2015 promises to be a challenging year with the budget in February, our local hospital under severe pressure and the on-going housing crisis to name just a few of the issues that we will be …

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Nov 28 2014

D is for… Dave’s Blog (which makes no mention of library closures)

After receiving thousand of responses, having hundreds of face to face conversations with residents and holding more than 50 community meetings in venues ranging from job fairs to Harrow Mosque and St. Albans Church, the extremely successful ‘Take Part’ budget consultation has just concluded. In launching the ‘Take Part’ consultation three months before the first …

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Oct 25 2014

Dave’s Blog: Take Part and Taking Action

For the past month, my colleagues and I have been asking residents to give their thoughts on our future budget, and they have done just that. I hope you’ve spotted the ‘Take Part’ stalls on street corners, libraries, Under One Sky and other events. I for one have been grateful for the feedback and suggestions …

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Aug 21 2014

Dave’s Blog from the Council – August 15, 2014

The 100th anniversary commemoration of the start of the First World War was for me, and I am sure for everyone in Harrow, a deeply moving experience. Over the coming months, we will be marking the start of this most appalling conflict in all sorts of ways across the borough – through exhibitions, a parade, …

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Jul 11 2014

Dave’s Blog from the Council – July 7, 2014

The new administration has hit the ground running as we roll up our sleeves and get on with the job of protecting the vulnerable, supporting families, bringing together communities and finding new ways to boost local business and create jobs. We’ve started to make bold reforms to the council, with the help of hard working …

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Jun 16 2014

Dave’s Blog – Harrow Council Leader Writes… – June 13, 2014

Last night, at our annual full meeting, I accepted the honour and privilege of leading Harrow Council. I’d like to use this, my first blog as leader, to introduce myself and tell you what my administration stands for. For council staff, I know this has been a turbulent and uncertain period with changes in both …

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May 07 2014

Cllr Sue Anderson (Labour, Greenhill) Writes…

Guest post from Cllr Sue Anderson (Labour, Greenhill)… Been meaning to get back to blogging for months, finally found time as this morning’s meeting about implementing the Autism Act in Harrow was cancelled.. Of course election fever is sweeping Harrow, I can tell this because I forgot to put the frost net on the camellia …

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Jan 17 2014

Leader’s Blog: Keeping our Borough Green

WHILE I write this during a mild spell, it was only last October that storm winds ravaged the country, blowing over 400 trees in Harrow in the process. You will remember it took more than 120 of our officers an intensive 48 hours to get on top of the damage – clearing away fallen branches …

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Jan 08 2014

Leader’s Blog: Susan Says Time for Spit and Polish in Harrow!

WITH 2014 under way, it’s understandable that some New Year resolutions may already have lapsed – I know some of mine have! But here at Civic Centre, the one resolution we are sticking to like glue is our aim to create a cleaner, safer and fairer Harrow. In the three months to the end of …

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