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Posted on 10:30am Tuesday 26th March 2013
Planning application P/0304/13 for a 75 pitch touring caravan and camping site at Broadfields Country Club, Headstone Lane is now open for comments. The site is in Headstone North ward, close to the border with Hatch End; it is on Green Belt land, next to Pinner Park Farm and near to Headstone Manor.
Posted on 4:55pm Tuesday 31st July 2012
Company "The Gym Ltd" plans to put a gym on the ground floor of Gilbert Square flats on the old Safeway site in Pinner Road, North Harrow. Planning application P/1891/12 proposes a change of use from retail and is expected to go before Harrow Planning Committee in September. Proposed opening hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Posted on 3:50pm Friday 4th February 2011
The impact of the Tory-led Government’s political choices is now becoming much clearer for London; put simply fewer jobs and less police. Both are areas I know people in Harrow will be deeply concerned about in the months and years ahead.
Posted on 11:39am Thursday 22nd July 2010
George Osborne’s first Budget was a shocking mix of measures that will increase unemployment, hold back economic growth and damage vital public services. It was also striking for the wholesale breaking of manifesto promises made only weeks ago during the General Election.
Posted on 4:49pm Tuesday 8th December 2009
Once again Harrow is faced with another deliberate effort to undermine our traditions of tolerance, mutual respect and diversity as another demonstration by a far-right group outside Harrow ‘mosque’ is planned for Sunday December 13th.
Posted on 4:38pm Tuesday 8th December 2009
With increasing evidence that Britain is slowly emerging from the impact of the global recession the International Monetary Fund, and a series of other economic forecasters are arguing that it is too early to withdraw the increases in public spending that are helping to maintain jobs, help businesses and keep families in their homes, as it could choke off the recovery.
Posted on 4:44pm Wednesday 15th July 2009
Whilst I welcome the decision to reject Dandara’s plan for a 19 storey high ‘skyscraper’ in Harrow town centre I am concerned by comments from Conservative councillors that a different design might be acceptable in the future, and by the continuing lack of a clear plan for residents and developers alike to consider, on the future of Harrow’s town centre and crucially, key so called ‘development’ sites within it.
Posted on 4:12pm Thursday 11th June 2009
Climate Change Conference The impact of climate change is already being felt by millions of people across the world including here in Britain. Over the recent Bank Holiday weekend, I attended the World Business Summit on Climate change, to engage with key figures in the private sector and with other Government representatives, on preparations for the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December this year.
Posted on 11:03am Thursday 30th April 2009
It was the suburbs that won it for Boris last year. Across London the outer London suburbs voted in significant numbers for Boris rather than Ken and whilst Harrow was perhaps an exception (with Navin Shah from Harrow Labour’s one gain) any would-be mayoral campaign needs to champion London’s suburbs as much as thinking about the inner city.
Posted on 9:03am Thursday 30th April 2009
Hi, I try to write a blog every week but have missed a couple now. There are various reasons, I did go on holiday, I have been on various courses, boring conferences, working at the G20, and as I mentioned in my last blog caught up in dreaded apprasials.
Posted on 10:38pm Wednesday 28th January 2009
The Israeli-Palestine conflict, on-going now for decades, has once again resulted in violence. With Hamas firing it’s rockets into Israel a new chapter in the violent history between these two countries is being written.
Posted on 11:19am Tuesday 27th January 2009
Hi everyone, This week I have been working on Brent Dragons' Den which was officially launched on Monday. If I have to say so myself it is a brilliant idea aimed at promoting more positive images of young people on the borough, and engaging them to come up with their own ideas about how to reduce crime.
Posted on 12:15pm Saturday 10th January 2009
People often approach me and moan about the police not doing something they should, or enough or something they want. Sometimes I say and sometimes I think (but don’t say), ‘hang on there, and think about what life was like before Safer Neighbourhoods’. Then the Police were pretty rubbish about dealing with local issues and ‘minor’ crime. We also got out of the habit of smiling, talking to people and being nice.
Posted on 6:38pm Tuesday 16th December 2008
As Christmas and New Year fast approach, the majority of us will be worrying about what ‘Santa’ is bringing for Christmas or who is to be crowned the most embarrassing family member. However, there are some across the globe who don’t even have these privileges; with no one to bring them dinner, kiss them good night and even embarrass them on Christmas day. It’s a sad fact, but it’s true. Millions of children are separated from their families’ everyday for one reason or another, and end up alone on Christmas.
Posted on 2:47pm Thursday 13th November 2008
A historic day across the globe, as the US woke up on the morning of Tuesday the 4th November to the first African American leader, a sight DR. King himself would have been proud of. However, it seemed that John McCain thought otherwise, as loyal state after state turned against him in favour of ‘Obama brand’ democracy, leaving him wondering what could have been, as the three course meal of defeat served its starter. By dessert McCain was full. The taste of betrayal from his Republican supporters, was fresh is his mouth, as he sheepishly smiled at what was left of his meal.
Posted on 11:49am Tuesday 14th October 2008
Hi everyone, There has been loads in the news this week about the credit crunch and banking crisis. Amidst all that was the story about the resignation of the Commissioner Ian Blair. Alot of senior officers will now be jostling and fighting for the top job. One thing they will all have in common is a commitment to Safer Neighbourhoods.
Posted on 10:50am Monday 15th September 2008
In 2006 U.S. exports of goods and services to the United Kingdom totalled $92 billion. That’s a lot of things coming from America into our country. Think Coke, Hollywood, cars, and planes. There are two particular US imports I am concerned with at the moment, and they are Halloween and Madonna.