Category Archive: guestpost

Apr 27 2017

Guest Post: A Realistic Railway Plan for Harrow

Here is a thought. With an election coming up. Rather than wait for the politicians to visit Harrow and Wealdstone station again boast about Crossrail coming to Harrow ((Navin Shah, Boris Johnson) to name two, how about a more realistic plan? Now that it appears the plans to extend the new Crossrail/Elizabeth line to Harrow …

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Mar 03 2017

Guest Post: Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?

I thought you might like this snippet! Has anyone else noticed that the pavement in Waxwell Lane Car Park is being repaired? Whilst this is very commendable, it is surprising as the council seem to be going full steam ahead with the planned redevelopment of the car park ignoring the wishes of a lot of …

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Jan 08 2016

Guest Post: South Harrow, The Forgotten Town

Guest post from JM: Harrow council are proposing parking bays in Eastcote Lane payed for by Transport for London. The downside is they are taking out twenty of the beautiful red leaf flowering trees that we have along that part of the road. A phone call to the relevant department, number sent with paperwork, elicited …

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Dec 13 2014

Guest Post: MSF Fundraising Dinner Hears First Hand Ebola Stories

December 9, 2014 The horrors of the Ebola crisis in parts of West Africa was brought home at a fundraising dinner organised by voluntary organisations BTWSC and African Histories Revisited in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK (MSF) last Saturday at Best Western Cumberland Hotel in Harrow. Guest of honour Stephen Rowden, an MSF volunteer …

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Nov 27 2014

Guest Post: Stoodley on Fighting Penalty Charge Notices

A guest post from our old mate, West Harrow Willy. Hi Paul Thought your readers might like a bit of help and advice on how to fight off those dreaded Penalty Charge Notices, even the ones that catch you on camera, as I was last year. I have attached the letter I was sent by …

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Nov 13 2014

Guest Post: Labour Administration Need “Backbone and Leadership”

Dear Editor, The residents of not only Stanmore Park, but in other wards throughout the borough, have complained to me that they have reported planning breaches to the Council’s Planning Department or have sought assessments for Adult Care placements and that, after repeated attempts to obtain a response, the officials at the Council have not …

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Nov 12 2014

Guest Post: Saving Harrow Arts Centre

Guest post, from one of our readers. I’ve not included his/her name, as I don’t have permission to do so, but I’d be happy to add that if he/she wants. It’s a good read. One of the cost saving measures being considered by the Council is the closure of the Harrow Arts Centre. As the …

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Oct 26 2014

Guest Post: Open Letter to Bob Blackman

Dear Bob I was appalled, but not surprised, when you voted against recognising Palestine as a state in the House of Commons on 13 October 2014. Other MPs are obviously more in touch with their constituents’ feelings and realise that public opinion has changed and moved against Israel. Israel cannot be marked as above any …

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Oct 26 2014

Guest Post: Petition to Save Pinner Centre Pre-School

Guest post: We have been running for over 30 years. Due to Harrow council making cuts to their funds there are proposals to close Children’s centres within the borough. We are a charity run, committee based Pre School and have found this news very upsetting to discover that due to their cuts we may have …

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Oct 17 2014

Guest Post: Neighbourhood Champions, by Sonoo Malkani

I had the opportunity to attend the Community Champions Conference at the KP Centre last night.Full house,once more.Great to see the stalls display what the Council and key partners have on tap for us. Borough Commander of Harrow Police gave a detailed report of the considerable gains fighting crime by him and his team as …

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