Category Archive: hallsgotballs

Apr 03 2014

Sheriff Hall Storms Capita CEO’s Office Over IT Problems

We’re not sure what the final straw with the Council’s IT systems was for Sheriff Hall this week, but we hear rumours that she’d finally had enough, and stormed down to Victoria in central London to settle the score once and for all with the CEO of Capita. The same source also told us that …

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Jan 04 2014

SusanWatch: Daily Express January 4, 2014

“Town Hall boss” Sheriff Hall has been in yet another newspaper today, this time linking the Bulgarian and Romanian migration with the bed-in-sheds problem, which the Express says has “…reached epidemic proportions…” According to the article, Tory council leader Susan Hall said: “The rise in beds in sheds and overcrowding is now significant in parts of London and …

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Dec 20 2013

Halls Got Balls: Kicking Benefit Cheats Where It Hurts

A man who falsely claimed £15,000 in benefits despite the fact that he lived in a house he owned in Coventry has been given a suspended jail sentence. Sivasubramanian Srithar, 53, was claiming housing and council tax benefit at a house in Bye Way, Harrow between January 2004 and March 2011. But checks in 2011 …

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Dec 19 2013

Halls Got Balls: Daily Mail – Local Authorities to be “deluged”

Thanks to a tip-off from R, we also hear that Cllr Susan Hall appeared in the Daily Mail today, again, in an article about the “influx” of Romanians and Bulgarians. The article shows her as saying “We are already seeing the effects of some criminality linked to Eastern Europeans seeping out to the suburbs – …

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Dec 19 2013

Halls Got Balls: Daily Express – Tory Revolt Deepening

Spotted today on page 14 of the Daily Express (no, I don’t take the paper – it’s all that was left in the local cafe during a late breakfast…) is another quote from our media-savvy Council Leader, Susan Hall. Stemming from “…demands for the cancellation of plans to life visa restrictions for Romanian and Bulgarian …

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Dec 18 2013

Evening Standard: Hall says Harrow ‘hit by East European gangs’

London’s Evening Standard has an article today, quoting Council Leader Susan Hall as saying that “Crime linked to East Europeans — ranging from prostitution to pick-pocketing — is appearing in suburban areas like mine, and residents are struggling to see that as a benefit of free travel within the EU.” It didn’t take long for Sarah …

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Dec 05 2013

Hall’s Got Balls: Harrow Features in PMQs

Harrow got a mention in Prime Minister’s Question Time yesterday, following the recent announcements by the council of a crack-down on Beds in Sheds across the borough. The transcript of the question, and the answer given, is below. Bob Blackman (Harrow East) (Con): Two weeks ago, Harrow council officers closed down an unlicensed house in …

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Nov 25 2013

Halls Got Balls: Closing Down Brothels in South Harrow

Never one to be afraid of upsetting people by knocking the front doors in, Council Leader Susan Hall has been out with Harrow Police during the recent Week of Action. One visit to a premises on the Northolt Road in South Harrow found Cllr Hall and a team of burly coppers closed down a brothel …

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Oct 23 2013

Hall’s Got Balls: Council Chief Exec in the firing line?

The new conservative administration at Harrow LBC is going out to consultation today in a move which is is likely to scrap the post of chief executive. In a statement sent to all staff earlier today, current chief executive Michael Lockwood said: ‘I will clearly be looking at the consultation and will take a view …

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Oct 21 2013

Hall’s Got Balls: Harrow Council Leader Cracks Down on Blue Badge Fraud

The anti-fraud team at Harrow Council is being boosted by the recruitment of two new officers as the authority cracks down on those who try to cheat the system. The appointment, which brings the number of specialist investigators at the council from four to six, is expected to save Harrow taxpayers a further £100,000 – on …

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