Harrow Council is in a disgraceful state. The administration needs to get to work and take responsibility.
It is nine weeks yesterday since the Cabinet meeting on the 16th February.
This means my Conservative colleagues and I have been waiting nine weeks for the answers to 88 questions which we tabled at that meeting. These questions are regarding core Council business which will affect residents for years to come and are asked to hold the administration to account. You would have thought it reasonable to expect prompt answers from the Labour administration, who are supposed to be running the Council. The administration even gained more time to answer these questions as they cancelled the Cabinet meeting scheduled for the 16th March due to there being “no substantive business for the agenda”. Alas, just like many residents we continue to be disappointed by the Labour administration.
Is the delay because the Labour administration disregards residents and representatives? Or is it simply because they do not know the answers? Whatever the reason, I’m appalled by Labour’s attitude and I’m afraid to say that this is what Harrow can expect whilst Labour are in charge of the Council.
Residents deserve better and Harrow deserves better.
Councillor Susan Hall
Leader of the Conservative Group, Hatch End Ward