Collecting stamps for hospice

4:57pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Can I please remind your readers that I still collect used stamps for St Luke’s Hospice.

Irresponsible behaviour

Harrow Times: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

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.

Making Harrow’s streets safer

4:54pm Thursday 30th October 2014

I had the pleasure of joining Harrow Borough Council teams last Friday in South Harrow for the latest day of action.

A happier new year for shops?

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of the local shops and businesses who have suffered a downturn in trade since the one-hour free parking concession was withdrawn.

Oppose plans for new betting shop

4:52pm Thursday 30th October 2014

As I walked down High Street I was horrified to see that another betting shop plans to open in our town.

Protest in every way possible

4:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

I am writing to ask you to please help campaign to save Hatch End library, Harrow Arts Centre and the Tithe Barn Museum, as they are all wonderful amenities.

Imposing new taxes is a bad idea

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.

We don’t want housing scheme

Harrow Times:

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.

You are a credit to your community

4:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

I was driving past where the old Boxtree pub used to be in Harrow Weald and noticed an older gentleman lying injured on the pavement.

We have removed admin costs

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.

Photoshoot will be close to my heart

4:47pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

My name is Patrycja Lis and I am a sixth-form student studying A2 photography, which I would love to carry on in the future.

Build a new centre next to museum

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.

Closure will create a cultural desert

4:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

What we need is an expansion not a dilution for the arts in Harrow.

Can’t put figure on happiness

4:49pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I sympathise with Harrow Council’s need to reduce its spending and note that difficult decisions will need to be made in many areas.

Shouldn’t savings be in-house first?

4:47pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Having reviewed the list of the ways Harrow Council plans to cut costs I am bit baffled as to why anyone has even made the following suggestions.

Keeping opponents at arm’s length

4:41pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Robert Barnes writes that myself and Harrow’s Conservative Group should do more to support Harrow Council’s efforts to save money (“Stop sniping and start suggesting”, Your Views, October 2).

Latest in trail of ‘sour grapes’

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.

Get to know cancer and act sooner

4:38pm Thursday 9th October 2014

The ‘Get to Know Cancer’ pop-up shop at the Broadwalk Centre in Edgware was opened to give residents support and advice about any worries and questions they may have about cancer.

Bringing back role is misguided

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.

Once gone, it will be lost forever

4:35pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Copy of a letter sent to Councillor David Perry, the leader of Harrow Borough Council

Is it true about float decision?

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.

We need action not more execs

5:16pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Since Councillor David Perry took over office from Councillor Susan Hall as leader of Harrow Borough Council, the area has become very run down.

Navratri is when robberies increase

Harrow Times:

5:12pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Over the next few months popular festivals such as Navratri and Diwali will be marked, with many thousands of families joining together to celebrate.

Stop sniping and start suggesting

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.

This pledge will help people

5:07pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

With so much going on in the world at the moment, an important announcement by the Labour Party failed to get the publicity it otherwise would have had.

Help us celebrate end of repairs

5:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

I am writing to tell your readers about an exciting celebration event taking place at St Margaret’s Church in Edgware this weekend.

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.

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