4:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014
4:56pm Thursday 30th October 2014
The annual fireworks season is almost upon us all yet again. Three to four weeks of bomb-like explosions, which go on until very late at night and make the immediate affected areas seem like war zones.
4:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014
4:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014
We write in support of our ward colleague Councillor Janet Mote to applaud her efforts to cut the cost of parking in the Cambridge Road car park in North Harrow from 80p to 20p. This is a well thought out proposal to try and improve the viability of the local shops and businesses who have suffered a downturn in trade since the one-hour free parking concession was withdrawn.
4:52pm Thursday 30th October 2014
4:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014
4:50pm Thursday 30th October 2014
As the season of political conferences has drawn to a close the dividing line for that general election is clear. On the one hand you have the Labour Party and Ed Miliband at their conference announcing a plan for extra taxes, in particular the so called ‘mansion tax’, where they would levy an annual charge on the owners of properties above a certain price. The reason it is wrong to call this a mansion tax is that due to the high property prices in London, this tax is likely to hit many family homes in Harrow, but not in other parts of Britain.
5:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
The vicar of St Michael’s Church in Bishop Ken Road, Harrow Weald, may well be excited about the plans for the demolition of her church hall, (“Vicar sings praises of new housing scheme”, Harrow Times, October 16) but we can assure you that her neighbours are not.
4:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
4:50pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
To respond to Nishma Shah’s letter “Shouldn’t savings be in-house first?”, Your Views, October 16) the Labour administration running Harrow Borough Council fully agrees and will always make in-house savings first in order to try and protect frontline services that residents rely on.
4:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
4:51pm Thursday 16th October 2014
While reading Gareth Pryce’s letter (“Once gone it will be lost forever”, Your Views, October 9), a thought occurred to me: would it not make sense to build a new, purpose-designed arts centre alongside the heritage centre? This would probably attract lottery funding and could be combined with development work on the Kodak sports field site.
4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:41pm Thursday 16th October 2014
4:40pm Thursday 16th October 2014
It is sad that the Tory opposition shows no sense it failed to gain legitimate control of Harrow Council while its leader is still failing to demonstrate she accepts the will of the people who did not want her to be leader of the council.
4:38pm Thursday 9th October 2014
4:37pm Thursday 9th October 2014
Harrow’s Labour administration is now recreating the chief executive position at Harrow Borough Council, which was deemed surplus to requirements by the Conservatives and deleted to save more than £1million of taxpayers’ hard-earned money.
4:35pm Thursday 9th October 2014
4:31pm Thursday 9th October 2014
It has come to my notice that some of the community in the borough of Harrow have been excluded from the planning and designing of the float that will take part in the Lord Mayor’s parade on New Year’s Day, 2015.
5:16pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
5:12pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
5:09pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
In your issue of September 18, Councillor Susan Hall criticises Harrow Borough Council’s options for dealing with the funding cuts imposed by the Government,which amount to £75million over four years (‘Budget cut proposals on this scale are disgusting’.) She says residents will suffer, but makes no suggestions about how this suffering could be ameliorated.
5:07pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
5:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
8:54am Friday 26th September 2014
8:52am Friday 26th September 2014
8:50am Friday 26th September 2014
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.
8:46am Friday 26th September 2014
8:44am Friday 26th September 2014
12:06pm Friday 19th September 2014
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.
4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014
3:50pm Thursday 18th September 2014
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.
11:08am Friday 12th September 2014
11:06am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
10:58am Friday 12th September 2014
10:56am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
3:38pm Thursday 4th September 2014
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).
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.
5:11pm Thursday 28th August 2014
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?
1:43pm Friday 22nd August 2014
1:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014