Jan 28 2014

Harrow’s Diamond Jubilee: A Letter from the Mayor

guest_postDear Editor

2014 started brilliantly with Harrow coming third in the London New Year Day Parade. In this year of our Diamond Jubilee, it is an exciting start and if we can keep hope alive and see the cup half full, it will be a really great year for Harrow.

In 1954, when we were given borough status by Her Majesty the Queen, every school child in Harrow brought a penny into school and it was used to buy a badge on ribbon, part of Harrow’s heirlooms.

Were you a child at school in 1954? I would like to offer you afternoon tea in the Parlour and show you the legacy provided by your contribution. Please email mayor@harrow.gov.uk or call 020 8424 1232 so a formal invitation can be sent to you.

Secondly, the last census suggested that over 88 languages are spoken in Harrow. I would like us to capture this linguistic diversity by translating our borough motto in as many languages as possible! Our borough motto in Latin reads Salus Populi Suprema Lex, in English The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law. I would like us to create a lasting heirloom which will be admired in years to come. If you are able to provide a translation in any language, please contact the Mayor’s Office at the address above.

Last but not least, it has been suggested that the Mayor should host a Fancy Dress Party for the borough’s children! When I got over the shock of the task, I thought it would be a great way to work with experienced volunteers who provide youth activities every week. If this project excites your imagination, please email or write to the Mayor’s Office, marking it clearly Diamond Jubilee Volunteer.

Yours sincerely,

Cllr Nana Asante

Mayor of Harrow

Noor Sultani with Coat of Arms


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