Eleven-year-old girl raises concerns about her ‘neglected road’ Tintern Way

Eleven-year-old girl raises concerns about her ‘neglected road’

Eleven-year-old girl raises concerns about her ‘neglected road’

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  An 11-year-old girl claims her road has been neglected after work to improve surrounding streets by Harrow Borough Council.

Jobinaa Arulvannan wrote to the Harrow Times complaining about the state of the road surface in Tintern Way, West Harrow.

During the past two months neighbouring Welbeck Road has been resurfaced and people living in Tintern Way hoped it would mean their road was next.

Ms Arulvannan said: “In the last few weeks there were men fixing the roads and pavements, we all had a ray of hope that Harrow Council had decided to fix our road.

“We were wrong and nothing happened.”

Her father Mahaeevan said: “We were shocked really that nothing was done to our road. We have lived here for eight years but nothing has been done.

“Jobbinaa loves where she lives and she said she wanted to do something about it.”

Others who live in the road are also annoyed nothing has been done to resurface the road.

Jill Sloley said: “People in this road feel like it has been forgotten about. Other roads near us have been resurfaced but we have been missed again."

Paul Pelligrini, who also lives in the street, said: “It’s horrendous really. It is something a lot of people down this road are angry about.

“And it’s not just the road that is a problem. The pavement is so uneven and it needs to be sorted.”

Fellow neighbour Marian Moon said: “We saw Welbeck Road was being resurfaced and we thought we were next but nothing’s happened.

“This road always seems to get missed out and it’s just not fair.”

The road is regularly used by parents of children at the nearby Grange Primary School, at the beginning and end of the school day.

A spokeswoman for Harrow Borough Council said: “Tintern Way is on our planned maintenance list for repairs to both footways and carriageways.

“At the moment we have some high priority works that need to be carried out first. Tintern Way is on our to-do list and we ask residents to bear with us while we get around to do this.”

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12:46pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JC757568 says...

Well done raising this issue!!

I suspect she will be a lot older than 11 before Harrow Council address this issue.

Perhaps Harrow Council need to appoint a new Chief Executive on £182,000 per year to unravel why the conditions of or local highways are getting worse!!
Well done raising this issue!! I suspect she will be a lot older than 11 before Harrow Council address this issue. Perhaps Harrow Council need to appoint a new Chief Executive on £182,000 per year to unravel why the conditions of or local highways are getting worse!! JC757568
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jackdaw says...

JC757568 wrote:
Well done raising this issue!!

I suspect she will be a lot older than 11 before Harrow Council address this issue.

Perhaps Harrow Council need to appoint a new Chief Executive on £182,000 per year to unravel why the conditions of or local highways are getting worse!!
I agree JC757568. Jobbinaa has shown initiative in raising this on behalf of the residents of Tintern way. I would like to change the order of your words " before Harrow Council address this issue" to Jobbinaa should address this issue before Harrow council as she would certainly make them sit up in there seats and listen.

I read in the Harrow Times that Cllr Parmar is looking into potholes! I suggest she stops literally looking into potholes and starts to organise the repairs. I think most readers would want Jobbinaas's road moved to the top of the repair list, and before she reaches her 11th birthday, after her wonderful impassioned letter
[quote][p][bold]JC757568[/bold] wrote: Well done raising this issue!! I suspect she will be a lot older than 11 before Harrow Council address this issue. Perhaps Harrow Council need to appoint a new Chief Executive on £182,000 per year to unravel why the conditions of or local highways are getting worse!![/p][/quote]I agree JC757568. Jobbinaa has shown initiative in raising this on behalf of the residents of Tintern way. I would like to change the order of your words " before Harrow Council address this issue" to Jobbinaa should address this issue before Harrow council as she would certainly make them sit up in there seats and listen. I read in the Harrow Times that Cllr Parmar is looking into potholes! I suggest she stops literally looking into potholes and starts to organise the repairs. I think most readers would want Jobbinaas's road moved to the top of the repair list, and before she reaches her 11th birthday, after her wonderful impassioned letter jackdaw
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jackdaw says...

I have just realised Jobbinaa is already 11 years and it should be before her 12th Birthday.
I have just realised Jobbinaa is already 11 years and it should be before her 12th Birthday. jackdaw
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch!

Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead.

Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance.
Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar.

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody.
Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch! Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead. Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance. Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar. The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

4:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch!

Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead.

Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance.
Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar.

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody.
Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch! Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead. Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance. Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar. The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

4:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch!

Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead.

Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance.
Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar.

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody.
Jobbinaa has all the makings of an excellent,caring Councillor and has a natural instinct to do the best for the community(place) in which she lives.I wish her the very best.Pity she is so young and will have to wait her turn.One to watch! Perhaps Harrow Council could reward her honesty and make sure that Tintern Way is taken off their "to -do" list and transferred to the "works completed" list instead. Very proud of you Jobbinnaa.Wish you Many Happy Returns in advance. Also a VERY HAPPY JANAMASHTAMI to you all and to ALL Hindus celebrating this auspicious day in their calendar. The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated world-wide with much pomp and splendour.Many have already started the festivities.Harrow is not lagging behind.You all can join in the celebrations which are free of charge and open to all our peoples.God bless everybody. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

12:17pm Sun 17 Aug 14

diligaf says...

Sonny rambling 3 x times over as per norm
Sonny rambling 3 x times over as per norm diligaf
  • Score: 3

12:29am Wed 20 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Blame Harrow Times for printing it thrice Diligaf.Stop picking on me!
Blame Harrow Times for printing it thrice Diligaf.Stop picking on me! Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -2

12:32am Wed 20 Aug 14

diligaf says...

Demantia you press the button "post comment"
Demantia you press the button "post comment" diligaf
  • Score: 2

10:44am Wed 20 Aug 14

jackdaw says...

Diligaf

The article was about a young girl showing initiative. Why are you posting silly remarks about something being posted a few times?

Why not say something pleasant about this inspiring young lady?
Diligaf The article was about a young girl showing initiative. Why are you posting silly remarks about something being posted a few times? Why not say something pleasant about this inspiring young lady? jackdaw
  • Score: -2

10:51am Wed 20 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

He cannot help himself.Let's hope Diligaf does not lose his memory with all the lovely comments he posts about everyone.Pray we all keep a civil tongue in our heads and concentrate on being nice.Nastiness does not pay,being kind does.
He cannot help himself.Let's hope Diligaf does not lose his memory with all the lovely comments he posts about everyone.Pray we all keep a civil tongue in our heads and concentrate on being nice.Nastiness does not pay,being kind does. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -2

8:17pm Wed 20 Aug 14

diligaf says...

Jackdaw repeat after me polly wana cracker safer harrow safr harrow ... sonny shame cant be said about you :)
Jackdaw repeat after me polly wana cracker safer harrow safr harrow ... sonny shame cant be said about you :) diligaf
  • Score: 0

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