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.

Harrow Borough Council Tories defeated despite politicians’ visits

Harrow Times: Home Secretary Theresa May was among the top Tories who visited Harrow

3:40pm Thursday 12th June 2014

After a year of the political mess in Harrow and the damage caused because of the ILG factor (Independent Labour Group), we are relieved that Harrow Borough Council now has a majority administration (Labour) and the residents can expect stability at the council and good quality services once again.

'Assertations' are laughable

3:37pm Thursday 12th June 2014

In responding to Mr Akhtar’s letter regarding the Tory group defeat at the council election, it seems Mr Boakes could only come out with personal attacks (“Time for him to leave the limelight”, Your Views, June 5).

Bank is not listening

Harrow Times: Traders and customers are petitioning to keep NatWest in Harrow Weald open

4:47pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Following your story about the announcement of the closure of the NatWest Bank in Harrow Weald, I was amused to read that NatWest’s Customer Charter states it wishes to “become Britain’s most helpful bank.

They pitched in - could you?

4:43pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate, recognise and showcase the tremendous work volunteers do.

See painters and potters at work

4:39pm Thursday 5th June 2014

I would like to say a huge thank-you for the great coverage by Amie Mulderrig in last week’s paper regarding the seventh annual Harrow Open Studios, which takes place at a variety of locations from Saturday, June 7 until Monday, June 9, and Saturday June 14 until Sunday, June 15.

Time to leave limelight

4:36pm Thursday 5th June 2014

It would seem that Husain Akhtar, despite being unable to bring himself to stand as a candidate in the recent elections, still doesn’t know when to stop.

Let's wish Labour well for future

4:34pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The results of the local elections, on a high turnout, have delivered a clear mandate to the Labour Party, led by Cllr David Perry.

Keep voting with your feet

4:31pm Thursday 5th June 2014

The loss of a Conservative councillor in the North Harrow area at the recent local elections is directly attributed to the now ex-Conservative leader of Harrow Borough Council’s draconian attitude to putting controlled parking zones (CPZs) there — against the majority of residents’ wishes and pleas.

Please join our workout

9:56am Friday 30th May 2014

On Saturday, June 14, Lifestyle Fitness in Wembley is holding a charity ‘master class’ from 12pm.

Proactive measures

Harrow Times: Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens

9:55am Friday 30th May 2014

Crime continues to fall in London with more than 46,500 fewer crimes committed during the past financial year.

Save helpless hedgehogs

Harrow Times: The hedgehog will be celebrated in Ross-on-Wye

9:54am Friday 30th May 2014

I am writing to express my thoughts and feelings towards the safety of wildlife in Harrow/Pinner; in particular the beloved hedgehog.

Taking power peacefully

Harrow Times: Hannah David

9:51am Friday 30th May 2014

As the results of the mammoth Indian election are announced it is worth noting what a magnificent achievement the election has been.

Support from residents is vital

Harrow Times: Councillor Susan Hall, leader of the Harrow conservative group

9:50am Friday 30th May 2014

I am writing in response to Councillor Phillip O’Dell’s letter (‘Petition was a waste of money’, Your Views, May 15).

Green Party supporters

9:48am Friday 30th May 2014

Harrow Green Party and its local election candidates would like to thank all our supporters, whether you were kind enough to put your names to our candidates’ nomination papers or trusted us by putting a cross for the Greens on your ballot paper.

Good luck to the winners

9:46am Friday 30th May 2014

The results of the local elections, on a high turnout, have delivered a clear mandate to the Labour Party led by David Perry.

Congratulations to councillors

9:45am Friday 30th May 2014

We congratulate the Labour leader Councillor Perry for leading his group to victory despite a series of setbacks.

Disillusioned with it all

4:08pm Thursday 29th May 2014

The allocation of primary school places for 2014 in Harrow is in absolute chaos.

You’ve got mail, but it’s mine...

4:07pm Thursday 29th May 2014

My neighbour very kindly delivered two letters clearly addressed to me at my home address.

Don’t tolerate delivery woes

4:06pm Thursday 29th May 2014

This week I had an important document from my insurance company delivered by a neighbour, because it had been wrongly delivered to him by TNT.

Haircut treat ends in tears

4:02pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Given the debate regarding Grymsdyke car park, which I have just read online in the Harrow Times, I wondered if you may be interested in my experience and the following letter I shall send to Harrow Borough Council challenging a penalty charge.






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