Category Archive: goodnews

Jun 05 2015

The Frooty Nooties: An exciting book of poems by Vaughan children

Internationally acclaimed, award winning Faber poet and Vaughan Primary School dad, Daljit Nagra, recently ran poetry writing workshops with children in the school – from pre-schoolers (Nursery) to Year 6 (10 and 11 year olds). Working across the school Daljit inspired children to write original verse on different themes. The result is a professionally bound anthology of lively …

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May 02 2014

Harrow Council Takes Big Step Towards Spitting Ban

Harrow Council is to press ahead with plans for fines for spitting and littering after local residents enthusiastically backed the idea. In January, the Conservative-led authority launched a petition to ask residents whether they would back a ban of spitting in public places, which has since been signed by 3,047 people. Over 1,300 signed online, …

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Feb 04 2014

Harrow Council: Health Report Spurs New Challenge

Health report spurs new challenge New challenge calls on residents to ‘get active’ Support provided for residents and online motivational blog launched Launch event on Monday, 17 February Residents are being given a challenge this year to become more active and reap the rewards following the publication of the first annual public health report for …

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Feb 03 2014

Harrow Council Announce 20 Minutes Free Parking Plan

Subject to cabinet and council approval, Council Leader Susan Hall outlined her Conservative administration’s plans to introduce 20 minutes free parking across Harrow at a packed press conference earlier this afternoon. Seasoned hacks and amateurs alike, we sat and drank mediocre coffee, to hear how this scheme would work. Back in October 2013, having scrapped …

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Jan 16 2014

Harrow to Open Two New Outdoor Gyms

Two new Outdoor Gyms are planned to open this summer. Harrow Council is determined to support residents to be more active and fight conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes etc by opening two new Outdoor Gyms this summer, thanks to a grant of £27,000 awarded from the London Marathon Trust Fund. These specially designed …

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Dec 30 2013

Harrow’s Meals on Wheels Make Festive Deliveries

Vulnerable and elderly people in Harrow enjoyed a traditional lunch on Christmas Day thanks to the Council’s Meals on Wheels service. Meals on Wheels staff were joined by Cllr Barry Macleod-Cullinane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Adults and Housing, when they delivered meals to some of the borough’s most frail and …

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Dec 24 2013

Free electric blankets and slippers for vulnerable as “Winter Warmer” campaign launches

WITH winter biting, Harrow Council has just launched its “winter warmer” campaign to target vulnerable older people with offers of electric blankets, slippers and basic home insulation. Council officers yesterday (Mon 23rd Dec) began calling more than 400 residents who are known to be potentially vulnerable to check on their welfare – and offer practical …

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Dec 18 2013

Harrow Leisure Centre Open Day – January 11, 2014

Harrow Leisure Centre is holding it’s first Open Day Event on January 11, 2014, with six threads of activities: Children’s – trampolines; badminton, tennis and football tasters; bouncy castle; martial arts. Pool – free family swim; TeamGB swimmin demonstrations Studio – Cycling classes; Bollywood and Zumba sessions; body attack sessions Gym – Ladies-only sessions; rowing …

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Dec 18 2013

Harrow childcare take-up “best in London”

Harrow has topped a league table for councils offering state-funded childcare to low-income families. Harrow provides free childcare to 9 out of every 10 eligible two-year-olds – the highest take-up rate of any borough in London, according to research by children’s service consultancy Hempsall’s. Uptake in Harrow continues to grow. In the two months since …

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Dec 10 2013

New Charter Empowers Harrow’s Foster Carers

A new agreement will give Harrow’s foster carers a louder voice alongside access to vital support from Harrow Council. Harrow Council’s Foster Carers’ Charter, which was launched on Wednesday, sets out what support carers can expect from the Council and underlines our commitment to helping them provide stable, caring homes. It pledges to recognise them as …

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