Travesty if this museum closes

Harrow Times:

8:54am Friday 26th September 2014

Earlier this month, Harrow Borough Council’s Labour administration proposed a series of controversial cuts to local services — one of which is to close Harrow Museum at Headstone Manor.

Commuters deserve better

8:52am Friday 26th September 2014

I am appalled to see that plans, uncovered by Labour members of the Greater London Authority show that Harrow & Wealdstone Station may lose up to seven staff.

Please donate to this vital study of ME

8:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Like approximately 500 residents in Harrow borough, I have the devastating neuro-immune disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Rethink decision and keep free displays

8:49am Friday 26th September 2014

London’s New Year's Eve fireworks showcase the capital to the world and we should delight in their immense popularity. Yet sadly, the Mayor of London is making the decision to introduce a £10 charge for the annual event this year — even children will be charged.

Think about joining new campaigning network

8:46am Friday 26th September 2014

At Diabetes UK we believe every person with diabetes deserves the best treatment and services.

Every used stamp has a value in eyes of charity

8:44am Friday 26th September 2014

Thank you to whoever put four envelopes of stamps through my letterbox for St Luke’s Hospice.

Gazans punished by world's most humane army

12:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

I read with incredulity Abe Hayeem’s letter and offer this brief history for the benefit of your readers.

Letter blaming Israel is misleading and misguided

12:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

In his letter ‘Stop these crimes against humanity (Your Views, September 11), Abe Hayeem said Hamas was democratically elected, but failed to say it abolished elections as soon as it came into office — exactly as the Nazis did in Germany.

This decision is a travesty

Harrow Times:

4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I live near Northwick Park Hospital and have used both Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospitals regularly over the years.

Let's work together to make a difference when the money isn't there

3:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I’d like to congratulate Councillors Barry Macleod-Cullinane and Susan Hall on their completion of the ice bucket challenge.

Labour's decisions are making it worse

11:10am Friday 12th September 2014

I still find it astonishing that having listened to his residents’ priorities, Councillor Barry Kendler willingly remains part of a Labour administration that is cutting or has previously cut all those priorities.

Careless message to our children

11:08am Friday 12th September 2014

What are kiosks selling so-called “e-cigarettes” (banned in public places) doing in St Ann’s and St George’s shopping centres?

Do bus bosses care about us?

11:06am Friday 12th September 2014

On Saturday at 5.30pm, I was travelling by bus on route Number 340 from Harrow to Edgware.

Stop these crimes against humanity

11:04am Friday 12th September 2014

The letters in support of MP Bob Blackman’s and Conservative Friends of Israel’s (CFI) insensitive relationship-building visit to Israel and its military facilities reveal an ignorance of the true facts that underlie the genocidal carnage inflicted on the Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli government.

Campaigning to cure cancer

10:58am Friday 12th September 2014

If any of your readers would like to become a volunteer campaigner for Marie Curie Cancer Care, I would be very happy to give information about the Harrow group.

Praying for peace

10:56am Friday 12th September 2014

Members of Harrow Inter Faith Council are horrified by the deaths, injuries and suffering of people in Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Syria and the many other areas of conflict across the world.

Only option is to vote no

3:40pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Now that the Labour ‘maladministration’ has got its feet under the table, the ‘savage cuts’ are being blamed for the changes to street cleansing, the near halting of road repairs, reductions in frontline staffing and mooted changes to bin collections.

Pressure's on at recycling centre

3:38pm Thursday 4th September 2014

I use the Harrow Recycling Centre about once a week and there are always two or more friendly staff ready to help.

Fantasy tales

5:15pm Thursday 28th August 2014

In last week’s edition of the Harrow Times, Jeremy Zeid, writing on behalf of UKIP, beguiles us with fantasy tales of parrots like a wide-boy’s spiel disarming his clients’ caution (‘Four years of ‘Polly-tics’, Your Views, August 21).

Trying to fudge the issue

5:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Councillor Barry Macleod-Cullinane completely failed to address the points raised in my letter (‘Local services being destroyed’, Your Views, August 14) apart from acknowledging that Government grants have been cut (‘Taxpayers face the third highest bills in London’, Your Views, August 21). He then does the classic political trick of trying to fudge the issue.

We need these A&E departments

5:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014

It’s hard to think of anything worse – local accident and emergency departments are about to close without proper replacement services.

'What matters is the level of council tax'

Harrow Times: Cllr Macleod-Cullinane says the council will "struggle" to meet housing targets

1:48pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Councillor Barry Kendler writes that during the election voters told him “they want the highways repaired, the streets cleaned, the parks maintained and rogue private sector landlords dealt with”. If these are voters’ priorities, why has Labour announced plans to cut street cleaning?

Four more years of 'Polly-tics'

Harrow Times: A ringnecked parakeet.

1:43pm Friday 22nd August 2014

This year’s mild winter and wet spring has seen a dramatic increase in green parakeets flying around Harrow's skies.

Having no chief executive is risky

Harrow Times: Harrow Civic Centre

1:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

There are good reasons why local councils have a chief executive. and Harrow is missing out if it tries to struggle on without one.

The high price of low pay

Harrow Times: Thanks for all your support

12:55pm Friday 22nd August 2014

This week, we found out that Harrow has the highest proportion of jobs paid below the living wage in London. One in three people working in our borough don’t earn enough to pay the bills.

Harrow Central Mosque: all local people should benefit

Harrow Times:

12:48pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I am a regular attendee of Harrow Central Mosque and therefore know what is happening at the mosque.

Pinner Park Farm: country park would improve access

Harrow Times:

12:39pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I was impressed by the proposals to allow greater access to this large area of land by making it into a country park.

Impossible to lead a normal life in Israel

12:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Regarding MP Bob Blackman’s visit to Israel, I can assure you he tells it as it is, there are constant rockets leaving Gaza heading for cities in Israel and if it wasn’t for the ‘iron dome’ defence system there would be thousands of people killed and maimed in those cities.

Israel: MP recognises the true picture

12:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

I could not disagree more with the vilification of MP Bob Blackman.

Harrow's happy early links with India

12:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Your review of India and its independence began in 1757, when the East India Company began to control India.

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.






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