Independent councillors ready to work for the people of North Harrow

Harrow Times: Councillor James Bond and Georgia Weston Councillor James Bond and Georgia Weston

Two independent councillors say they are ready to work hard for the people in their ward.

Councillor James Bond and Georgia Weston both won seats on Harrow Borough Council in the local elections last week in Headstone North.

The pair ran a combined campaign for the election with both coming top of the vote in their ward and the third seat going to the Conservative party’s Cllr Janet Mote.

Cllr James Bond said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been voted in again by the people of Headstone North.

“I would like to dedicate this victory to my dear friend and former editor of the Harrow Times Charlie Harris who recently passed away.

“I will be working for the people of North Harrow and doing all I can to help the area in my time in the council.”

Speaking after the result on Friday, Cllr Weston said: “I have gone from zero to hero today. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working for the community.”

On Friday, Labour won an overall majority of seats on the council, taking control of the authority from the minority Conservative administration.

Labour won 34 seats, the Conservative group won 26, with independents winning two and Lib Dems holding their one seat.

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10:03am Mon 26 May 14

ipsofacto says...

Well done to both of you. I live in a ward adjacent to yours. I wish you the best of luck as you have got your work cut out. North Harrow is a pretty depressing area to visit and shop. Can you try and do a couple of things?

Firstly, can you get two hour free parking in the area? I am neither related to or have a friendship with any of the shop-keepers in the locality, but, if they are to survive, they have to have the security of knowing that potential customers will come to the area without having to rush around. Secondly, if the shopping area is to survive, then the Borough needs to encourage a degree of a 'cafe culture' in the immediate locality. Shoppers want to have time to look around and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee without having to worry about their parking meter running out time.
Well done to both of you. I live in a ward adjacent to yours. I wish you the best of luck as you have got your work cut out. North Harrow is a pretty depressing area to visit and shop. Can you try and do a couple of things? Firstly, can you get two hour free parking in the area? I am neither related to or have a friendship with any of the shop-keepers in the locality, but, if they are to survive, they have to have the security of knowing that potential customers will come to the area without having to rush around. Secondly, if the shopping area is to survive, then the Borough needs to encourage a degree of a 'cafe culture' in the immediate locality. Shoppers want to have time to look around and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee without having to worry about their parking meter running out time. ipsofacto
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10:00am Tue 27 May 14

craigp says...

Congratulations to you both. As a resident of Pinner Road, I'm in the Headstone South ward bizarrely. I wish I could have voted for you.
Congratulations to you both. As a resident of Pinner Road, I'm in the Headstone South ward bizarrely. I wish I could have voted for you. craigp
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