Harrow Tories stay silent on effect of cuts on local services

3:51pm Thursday 14th August 2014

For four years we have been told by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Harrow East MP that reductions must be made in public services because of the size of the national debt in 2010/2011.

Don’t waste our council tax payments

3:49pm Thursday 14th August 2014

It beggars belief that anyone could try to reinstate a position on Harrow Borough Council where there is no responsibility, and at the astronomical salary of £183,097 a year — more than the Prime Minister.

Bid to curry favour with voters leaves nasty taste in mouth

3:47pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I am writing to comment on Susan Hall’s letter about Harrow carer champions.

There could have been peace in Gaza

3:40pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Your correspondent noted the disproportionate loss of life in Gaza and Israel, but omitted to note that as no Hamas operative wears a uniform, nearly all losses of life are reported to be civilian deaths.

Well done Bob and thank you

3:38pm Thursday 14th August 2014

I write in support of Bob Blackman’s recent visit to Israel.

Appalled by ill-informed letter

3:37pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Until I sold my home in Stanmore in March I was a constituent of Bob Blackman MP. Currently I’m living in my holiday home in Tel Aviv where I have been subjected to a daily bombardment of rockets from Gaza.

Lead the way in future elections

4:04pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Democracy, we are told, is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally.

It’s a well-worn phrase, but if you know where to look, there’s always something going on in Harrow

4:01pm Thursday 7th August 2014

We were recently fortunate enough to attend the grand final of Jack Petchey’s ‘Speak Out’ Challenge at the Piccadilly Theatre — a public speaking competition for 18,000 young people.

Drains are neglected

Harrow Times:

3:55pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Firefighters having to clear blocked drains after flash flooding was no doubt to clear the blockage that had caused the flash flooding.

Why did Israel visit go ahead?

Harrow Times:

3:50pm Thursday 7th August 2014

I was horrified to discover that, while Gaza burns under Israeli bombing, Harrow East MP Bob Blackman was one of several MPs enjoying a free relationship-building trip to Israel, including tours of its military facilities.

Kumon gives children means to grow

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Last month, 150 local families celebrated the achievements of Kumon students at the Kenton and Harrow Study Centre.

Learn first aid in workplace

3:58pm Thursday 31st July 2014

On Friday, August 8, Voluntary Action Harrow (VAH) is running an emergency first aid at work (EFAW) course for anyone wishing to gain a basic understanding of first aid.

Councillor's job to fix clock

3:52pm Thursday 31st July 2014

I had to read Labour Councillor Phillip O’Dell’s letter twice.

Hold a proper inquiry

Harrow Times:

3:46pm Thursday 31st July 2014

It is not a new or a subtle technique to use a survey giving only the choice of two similar undesirable actions to justify taking one of them.

Leave our farm alone

3:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

We need Pinner Park Farm — there is no choice.

Then & Now: Station Road

3:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I am trying to find out about Harrow and the history of its high street during the 1980s — particularly around 342-350 Station Road.

Don't deprive us of this lovely piece of countryside

3:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The footpath from Wakehams Hill to Letchford Close across Pinner Park Farm is a lovely piece of countryside.

Last vestiges of rural Pinner will be lost for ever

Harrow Times:

2:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

As a lifelong resident of Pinner, a member of the Pinner Local History Society and one who often walks or cycles through Pinner Park Farm, I protest most strongly about Harrow Borough Council’s proposal to evict the farmer and convert the farm into a country park and residential accommodation.

Listening to the issues faced by unpaid carers in Harrow

Harrow Times:

2:46pm Thursday 24th July 2014

I write in response to Derek Baker’s letter regarding carer champions (“Listening is at heart of change”, Your Views, July 17).

Look again at traffic study

Harrow Times:

2:33pm Thursday 24th July 2014

At last week’s Harrow Borough Council meeting, I asked Councillor Keith Ferry, Labour’s portfolio holder for planning and development, if he would consider all the evidence on the impact of the Anmer Lodge development, including the views of local residents, before he gives final approval to the plans.

Party outdoors for a good cause

4:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

We are encouraging people to hold outdoor events from picnics to parties to combine fun with raising much-needed funds.

Festival is a must for cider fans

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Cider fans will be able to enjoy a range of draught ciders from across the UK during a cider festival running at five pubs in the borough intil Sunday, July 27.

Don't work against us in social care reforms

4:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I warmly welcome the new Labour administration’s commitment to listening and engaging.

Fly-tipping problems mount up after binmen strike

4:10pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I find it unbelievable that the bins not emptied on July 10 will not have a chance to be emptied till the next time they collect the blue bin.

Taxpayers stay bottom of pile

Harrow Times:

4:01pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I would like to register a strong complaint against Harrow Borough Council for delaying our blue bin collection until July 24.

Call to arms to protect ‘oasis’

Harrow Times:

3:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I am writing as a supporter of Friends of Pinner Park Farm.

Questions to answer over future of Pinner Park Farm site

Harrow Times: Mr Strick’s photo of Pinner Park Farm

3:54pm Thursday 17th July 2014

I attended the public meeting where the Pinner Park Farm options and feedback were on the agenda.

Repair War Memorial Clock once and for all

Harrow Times:

3:47pm Thursday 17th July 2014

After reading about a project to leave a lasting legacy to the borough’s war dead, it reminded me that the people of Wealdstone can already read the names of those from the parish who fell during the First World War.

Join campaign

8:42am Friday 11th July 2014

The EU is secretly negotiating a trade deal with the US that would give big business the right to sue the UK Government over legislation they believe might reduce their profits.

Blaming Tories is misleading

8:40am Friday 11th July 2014

Regarding the proposed changes to council tax benefit which featured in your paper last week, (“Tax benefit consultation’, Harrow Times, July 3), it’s worth pointing out that Harrow Borough Council’s Labour administration could fund this benefit if it wanted to.

Moving makes good sense

8:38am Friday 11th July 2014

Moving the Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) to a better accommodation and conducive learning atmosphere at the former Bentley Day Centre makes good sense considering that the PRU is not just a caring place but an educational establishment with a deliberate attempt to create the environments where disaffected pupils can be kept safe and healthy and learn through an alignment of service provision and support services.

Do something amazing

8:37am Friday 11th July 2014

The community at the newly-established Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury is running its second blood donation session at its new premises on Sunday.

Going for the outright untruth

8:34am Friday 11th July 2014

Hannah David’s letter (“NHS improvements can be seen”, Your Views, June 26) prompts me to make two points The first is that her enthusiasm for the NHS reminds me of the fact that at its inception in the immediate post-war years by the Labour government, the Tories voted against it.

Let me share laughable emails

8:29am Friday 11th July 2014

I am writing to share copies of emails to and from Harrow Borough Council regarding my half-emptied, brown bin, which may be of interest to your readers.

What is going on at Pinner Park Farm?

Harrow Times:

3:47pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Having attended both the Pinner Park Farm consultation exhibition and the recent open day at Pinner Park Farm, I am very confused as to what is happening.

Write to your MP urging politicians to give support

4:20pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

At Harrow Foodbank there are caring and responsible volunteers who are feeding people in our community who need it. Foodbanks are here because our welfare system isn’t working, and it needs to — for everyone.

Concert of diverse music

4:19pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Stanmore Choral Society is joining the award-winning Epsom and Ewell Silver Band for an evening of exciting music at its next concert in St Mary the Virgin Church in Kenton on July 12 at 7.30pm.

Community event for all

4:16pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

I am writing to let Harrow Times readers know about a community event in West Harrow Park. The free event takes place in West Harrow Park on Saturday, July 19, from 2 to 5pm.

Decision is a ‘slap in the face’

4:14pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Harrow Borough Council’s new Labour administration is under fire for its last-minute decision to change where a key educational facility is built, without consulting a single local resident about it.

Call to ‘name that cemetery’

Harrow Times:

4:03pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

I am writing in response to the comments made by Gerry Kiefer, head of sports and parks service at Brent Council, in your story “People are walking over graves”, Harrow Times, June 19).

Walk in the park raises cash for autistic charity

3:51pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I am writing to thank all those who who participated and donated to the recent sponsored walk through Richmond Park to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

School pupils congratulated for Walk to School week

3:47pm Thursday 26th June 2014

I write to offer my hearty congratulations to St John Fisher for being awarded a gold award for their fantastic contribution to Walk to School week.

Harrow's Conservatives played part in own downfall at council elections

3:32pm Thursday 26th June 2014

The recent council elections have resulted in some of the most unexpected results throughout London.

Positive prognosis for hospital

Harrow Times: Northwick Park Hospital

3:27pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Gareth Thomas MP raises the issue of NHS funding and capacity at Northwick Park Hospital (MP raises concerns over lack of cash for hospital, Harrow Times, June 19).

I am reduced to tears at every visit

Harrow Times: Burial grounds are in a poor state

3:38pm Thursday 19th June 2014

 I saw your story about the state of Harrow cemeteries (“Cemetery looks like it’s been abandoned”, Harrow Times, June 12).

Muslims advised to fast safely during Ramadan

3:34pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Your Muslim readers with diabetes who may be thinking about whether they should fast during Ramadan are urged to speak to their Imam and healthcare professional or call the Diabetes UK careline

Plain nonsense to say site is neglected

Harrow Times: Mr Strick’s photo of Pinner Park Farm

3:28pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Reading your story “Homes plan for farm”, (Harrow Times, June 12), I noticed an old photo of Pinner Park Farm with the caption ‘The derelict farm’.

Can you identify these Harrow war heroes?

3:53pm Thursday 12th June 2014

I am currently researching the names of the First World War dead who are commemorated on Harrow Weald Recreation Ground and the All Saints Church war memorials.

Have your say to boost cycling

3:46pm Thursday 12th June 2014

We currently have an opportunity to have a real say about how our travel tickets are priced in Harrow.

Stanmore hospital thanks all Buttercup Walk supporters

3:44pm Thursday 12th June 2014

We would like to thank the hundreds of people who came along to support the RNOH and its charity at this year’s Buttercup Walk.






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