February 2011 Archives
AN art collective has high hopes for the future after the first year of its experimental West Harrow gallery went "incredibly well", writes Katri Paasikoski.
Usurp Art Gallery and Studios in Vaughan Road, opened in February 2010, and owner Poulomi Desai said: "It was a risk, but a risk with a bit of insight. In art scenes, people support each other."
CONVENIENCE store Arya Supermarket in Northolt Road withdrew its bid to extend its opening hours to 24 hours a day, including selling alcohol from 8am to 2am six days a week, at a meeting of Harrow Council's licensing panel held to discuss the application on February 8.
Harrow Police's licensing officer Sergeant Carl Davis had objected on the grounds the shop was caught selling shisha tobacco illegally and "of the risk of crime and disorder and public nuisance or disturbance to local residents".
A LOBBYING group for South Harrow pensioners that is working with less than a quarter of the funding of its predecessors is to meet next month.
Three separated organisations with a combined subsidy of Â£60,000 - the Partnership with Older People panel, the Older People's Reference Group and the Harrow Pensioners' Forum - were replaced with a single body, the Harrow Older People's Assembly, and a grant of just Â£13,000 from Harrow Council, at the end of last year.