Recently by Ian Proctor
SPORTS facilities at the new Whitmore High School in Porlock Avenue in West Harrow
could stay open to the public longer if a change to its planning permission is approved by Harrow Council.
The current restrictions are 7am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 9pm on weekends but the school wishes to extend this to 11pm on Fridays and to 9pm on Saturdays.
From January 8, the branch of HSBC in Northolt Road is to open on Saturdays between 10am and 3pm as part of the company's ambition to increase the number of banks open on Saturdays nationally from 330 to 500.
PAY-and-display machines could be installed at a South Harrow public car park to help raise £80,000 a year for the public coffers.
Harrow Council believes it could get away with charging drivers to park at the small but popular free car park behind Northolt Road Community Centre in Northolt Road and the 30 current spaces could be redrawn as 40 bays to make the site a little more lucrative.
A GUITARIST has arranged a second benefit gig for a professional drummer friend who played with bands such as Led Zeppelin before they hit the big time.
Gavin Barnett, of Rayners Lane, South Harrow, organised the first event at Harrow Borough FC's Earlsmead Stadium, in Earlsmead, South Harrow, in May on behalf of Mac Poole, who took the stage with numerous rock acts back in the day.
A MOTHER-of-two who complained for three years about late night disturbance coming from a South Harrow pub has welcomed the decision to force the landlord to limit the noise.
Monika Clifford-Varley, of Roxeth Hill, supported environmental health officer Edward Davies' application for a review of the premises' licence of The Half Moon by Harrow Council's licensing panel.
A RUNDOWN former day centre in South Harrow could bring in £2 million into the public purse when it goes on sale on Friday.
The Brember Centre, a 24,000 sq ft unit on an industrial estate in Brember Road, has been put on the market on behalf of Harrow Council by Chamberlain Commercial, a commercial estate agents based in Marsh Road, Pinner.
A METROPOLITAN line Tube passenger caught on CCTV flashing at Rayners Lane and Northwick Park stations has been jailed for 18 months.
Alistair Ferguson, 46, of Dartford, Kent, admitted three counts of indecent exposure and was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday August 27.
A SUMMER holiday club run by a Somali community centre combined schoolwork and fun activities to keep children entertained.
It was held over the course of three weeks by volunteers at the Harrow Somali Youth and Family Centre, located at The Arches in Stanley Road, South Harrow, finishing on August 11 and being supported by the Harrow Association of Somali Voluntary Organisations (HASVO).
THE next stage of the £100m regeneration of the Rayners Lane Estate was recommended to be given the go ahead yesterday evening (Wednesday) by Harrow Council's planning committee.
Home Group wanted to flatten four existing blocks of flats in Swift Close and Drinkwater Road and construct in their place a mixture of 19 homes and 36 apartments.
A TEENAGE girl suffered head injuries after being hit by a car on Tuesday evening (July 6).
The collision took place in Eastcote Lane at 8.05pm and the pedestrian victim was taken by ambulance to Northwick Park Hospital in Watford Road, Harrow, for treatment.