Oct 29 2015

Serious Questions Remain Over Civic Centre Plans


Peel House Car Park faces closure, with local businesses and communities under threat


Harrow Council’s Labour administration has announced their plans for a new Civic Centre with much fanfare without any consultation, involvement and scrutiny from opposition parties or affected businesses and residents.

The plans involve purchasing large pieces of land in Wealdstone, with Labour deciding against the less risky option of building on land the Council already owns and nearer to Harrow town centre.

Labour have insisted the new Civic Centre will be delivered at zero cost to residents, with the Council Leader David Perry saying “the price of these plans is nothing at all”, and their press release boasting of winning £8.8 million “straight away” from the Greater London Authority. However, this £8.8 million isn’t a donation – it’s a loan, received in stages, and it has to be paid back!

There are also logistical issues; the development will reduce the amount of car parking available in Wealdstone, which will be a disaster for local businesses, and absolutely no money has been set aside for substantial changes that will be needed for the road layout and re-routing of traffic during development.

Labour have a track record of settling for third rate developments such as the tower blocks planned for 51 College Road, and there is a real worry that, instead of properly embracing the once in a life time opportunity to finally deliver the Civic Centre that Harrow deserves, Labour will find another way to let residents down.

Oct 29 2015

Harrow’s Garden Tax Debated in Parliament

Many Harrow Weald residents are very unhappy with the Labour council’s £75 garden waste charge. Our petition against this has now reached over 7,000 signatures

Despite the objections Labour have gone ahead to introduce this new charge and the Council have advised all residents that their waste bins and kitchen caddies would be delivered to them by mid-October.

We are very pleased that Bob Blackman MP has raised the issue of Labour’s outrageous garden tax in Parliament. Harrow residents pay the third highest Council Tax rate in London, and Labour now want them to pay £75 on top of that for a collection that’s only going to be half as often as when it was provided “on the rates”.


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Oct 29 2015

Zac Goldsmith Selected as the Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London


Zac Goldsmith has been selected as the Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London for the 2016 Mayoral Elections.

Zac has been the Conservative MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston since 2010. He is well known for his environmental work and opposition to the expansion at Heathrow Airport and has gained a formidable reputation as someone who fights for the people who elected him and someone who stands up for their principles and beliefs.

There is no doubting Zac’s credentials, he will be a great champion for London and will make a brilliant Mayor.

As an Association we look forward to working with Zac and his team to ensure that he is elected as Mayor of London to continue the success story under the leadership of Boris Johnson.

Visit http://www.backzac2016.com/ for more information on Zac and how to back his campaign.

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