Prime Minister and the Mayor of London visit Harrow

Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson spoke to construction students

Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson spoke to construction students

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The Prime Minister and the Mayor of London visited a college today to see the work of teenagers training for the construction industry.

David Cameron and Boris Johnson visited Harrow College’s 'skills centre' in Kenmore Avenue to find out training for 14 to 19-year-olds from across the borough.

The Tory leaders were given a tour of the centre, which was opened in 2005 and trains teenagers to become electricians, plumbers, carpenters and for other roles.

Mayor London Boris Johnson said: "This is the second time I have been to the skills centre. It is a fantastic place helping train young people for the construction industry."

When asked if there would be jobs available for the students who graduated, The Prime Minister said: “Construction is growing, more houses are being built and more jobs are available.”

Mr Johnson said: “In London construction is growing rapidly and there are thousands of job vacancies in the industry. It is an area where there will more jobs for young people.”

They were shown around the workshops at the centre to see practical work by the students in a range of disciplines.

College principal Tony Medhurst said: “We are absolutely delighted to have the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London here.

“I think it is a great tribute and endorsement to the value of vocational courses which are training young people in key skills to help the economy grow.”

The two Tory heavyweights were also in Harrow to give their backing to Harrow Conservatives before the council elections next week.

After visiting the centre, the pair headed to Harrow town centre for a walk round with parliamentary candidate for Harrow West Hannah David and Harrow Borough Council's Conservative leader Councillor Susan Hall.

David Cameron said: “We are here to support Susan Hall and the fantastic work being carried out by the Conservative group.

“I think after the turbulence in the council Susan and her team have shown great leadership in stabilising the council and we are here to support them.”

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11:54pm Mon 12 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

What an honour for our borough!The students of Harrow College "skills centre" deserved the visit and must have felt so encouraged to have the Prime Minister and The Mayor of London in their midst,appreciating their training.
Good to know they toured the Town Centre as well and met with the Leader of the Conservative Party.Looking forward to seeing the Press coverage in our local papers.The Television news coverage has been quite extensive.
What an honour for our borough!The students of Harrow College "skills centre" deserved the visit and must have felt so encouraged to have the Prime Minister and The Mayor of London in their midst,appreciating their training. Good to know they toured the Town Centre as well and met with the Leader of the Conservative Party.Looking forward to seeing the Press coverage in our local papers.The Television news coverage has been quite extensive. Sonoo Malkani
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12:10pm Tue 13 May 14

diligaf says...

Sonny when will you ever give up? Yawns
Sonny when will you ever give up? Yawns diligaf
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3:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

NEVER!!
NEVER!! Sonoo Malkani
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3:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

NEVER!!
NEVER!! Sonoo Malkani
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7:00am Wed 14 May 14

diligaf says...

Do you always have to repeat your self or are you just senile?
Do you always have to repeat your self or are you just senile? diligaf
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9:29am Wed 14 May 14

jackdaw says...

When will Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg be visiting Harrow?
When will Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg be visiting Harrow? jackdaw
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10:54am Wed 14 May 14

jackdaw says...

Diligaf

There is no reason to post gratuitous insults. In most of your posts you seem to be yawning rather a lot.Perhaps you should get yourself medically checked.
Diligaf There is no reason to post gratuitous insults. In most of your posts you seem to be yawning rather a lot.Perhaps you should get yourself medically checked. jackdaw
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11:07am Wed 14 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

If DILIGAF in his brilliance had bothered to notice he would have noticed my reply has been copied twice by the Press at the same time!talk about Senility---that's the least of his problems Jackdaw.Well beyond medical help and a waste of precious resources.
If DILIGAF in his brilliance had bothered to notice he would have noticed my reply has been copied twice by the Press at the same time!talk about Senility---that's the least of his problems Jackdaw.Well beyond medical help and a waste of precious resources. Sonoo Malkani
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10:37pm Thu 15 May 14

diligaf says...

Jackdaw at least I didnt squander the tax payers money given to the HPCCG ... waits for torrents of abuse and a long winded comment from sonny
Jackdaw at least I didnt squander the tax payers money given to the HPCCG ... waits for torrents of abuse and a long winded comment from sonny diligaf
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2:30pm Fri 16 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Look before you leap,Diligaf!II challenge you to look at the records of HPCCG's accounts and THEN fully appreciate what a large chunk of our money was paid out in administrative services to HARROW COUNCIL Bet you nobody would want that to happen and exonerate us honourably!

The cheque book was held SOLELY by the Council's Democratic Services.We volunteers gave our services for free,only to be targetted and have our names tarnished very unfairly.We have only held our tongues to keep the peace.

Only a small amount ,comparatively, to help bond communities in Harrow, taking essential policing safety messages to them,enhancing harmony.Face the truth and INVESTIGATE these spends.You will find numerous large spends were for partnering with our Local Authority and Harrow Police for events which frankly helped engage very effectively with the public of Harrow,right across the spectrum,sometimes for Crime prevention and also for initiatives which were very worthy eg taking vital police messages to ALL our schools in Harrow.

HPCCG DID NOT sqaunder taxpayer's pounds but gave its full support to the people of Harrow---blood ,sweat and tears --to be exact!

It's very success became too much for some to swallow.Least said,soonest mended.

HPCCG volunteers did a grand job for many decades.The demise of all our community engagement groups London-wide is not to be taken lightly.You might realise this in due course!
Look before you leap,Diligaf!II challenge you to look at the records of HPCCG's accounts and THEN fully appreciate what a large chunk of our money was paid out in administrative services to HARROW COUNCIL Bet you nobody would want that to happen and exonerate us honourably! The cheque book was held SOLELY by the Council's Democratic Services.We volunteers gave our services for free,only to be targetted and have our names tarnished very unfairly.We have only held our tongues to keep the peace. Only a small amount ,comparatively, to help bond communities in Harrow, taking essential policing safety messages to them,enhancing harmony.Face the truth and INVESTIGATE these spends.You will find numerous large spends were for partnering with our Local Authority and Harrow Police for events which frankly helped engage very effectively with the public of Harrow,right across the spectrum,sometimes for Crime prevention and also for initiatives which were very worthy eg taking vital police messages to ALL our schools in Harrow. HPCCG DID NOT sqaunder taxpayer's pounds but gave its full support to the people of Harrow---blood ,sweat and tears --to be exact! It's very success became too much for some to swallow.Least said,soonest mended. HPCCG volunteers did a grand job for many decades.The demise of all our community engagement groups London-wide is not to be taken lightly.You might realise this in due course! Sonoo Malkani
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2:30pm Fri 16 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Look before you leap,Diligaf!II challenge you to look at the records of HPCCG's accounts and THEN fully appreciate what a large chunk of our money was paid out in administrative services to HARROW COUNCIL Bet you nobody would want that to happen and exonerate us honourably!

The cheque book was held SOLELY by the Council's Democratic Services.We volunteers gave our services for free,only to be targetted and have our names tarnished very unfairly.We have only held our tongues to keep the peace.

Only a small amount ,comparatively, to help bond communities in Harrow, taking essential policing safety messages to them,enhancing harmony.Face the truth and INVESTIGATE these spends.You will find numerous large spends were for partnering with our Local Authority and Harrow Police for events which frankly helped engage very effectively with the public of Harrow,right across the spectrum,sometimes for Crime prevention and also for initiatives which were very worthy eg taking vital police messages to ALL our schools in Harrow.

HPCCG DID NOT sqaunder taxpayer's pounds but gave its full support to the people of Harrow---blood ,sweat and tears --to be exact!

It's very success became too much for some to swallow.Least said,soonest mended.

HPCCG volunteers did a grand job for many decades.The demise of all our community engagement groups London-wide is not to be taken lightly.You might realise this in due course!
Look before you leap,Diligaf!II challenge you to look at the records of HPCCG's accounts and THEN fully appreciate what a large chunk of our money was paid out in administrative services to HARROW COUNCIL Bet you nobody would want that to happen and exonerate us honourably! The cheque book was held SOLELY by the Council's Democratic Services.We volunteers gave our services for free,only to be targetted and have our names tarnished very unfairly.We have only held our tongues to keep the peace. Only a small amount ,comparatively, to help bond communities in Harrow, taking essential policing safety messages to them,enhancing harmony.Face the truth and INVESTIGATE these spends.You will find numerous large spends were for partnering with our Local Authority and Harrow Police for events which frankly helped engage very effectively with the public of Harrow,right across the spectrum,sometimes for Crime prevention and also for initiatives which were very worthy eg taking vital police messages to ALL our schools in Harrow. HPCCG DID NOT sqaunder taxpayer's pounds but gave its full support to the people of Harrow---blood ,sweat and tears --to be exact! It's very success became too much for some to swallow.Least said,soonest mended. HPCCG volunteers did a grand job for many decades.The demise of all our community engagement groups London-wide is not to be taken lightly.You might realise this in due course! Sonoo Malkani
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5:41pm Fri 16 May 14

jackdaw says...

Diligaf

Have you considered that instead of being a moaning Minnie you could volunteer to do something (that is unpaid) to help the community.
Diligaf Have you considered that instead of being a moaning Minnie you could volunteer to do something (that is unpaid) to help the community. jackdaw
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