Harrow Council’s leader, Cllr Paul Osborn, has shared a message with residents ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, expressing his commitment to improving the borough for its residents.
In his message, Cllr Osborn said, “I knew when I became Leader of the Council just under a year ago that I wanted to restore pride in Harrow and put residents first. I want our borough to be a place that is clean and safe and where those in need are supported.”
He went on to say that the council has been working hard to achieve these goals, with some significant changes already having a positive impact. “We’ve made a number of important commitments for the future and I’m very conscious that there is still much more to do,” he added.
Cllr Osborn highlighted some of the changes that have been made, including the introduction of one-hour-free parking across Harrow and the opening of a new customer services reception in the town centre. “Other things you may notice include our ongoing work to tackle potholes and our use of enforcement powers, including investment in mobile CCTV to catch fly-tippers,” he said.
The council also has plans to offer more support to families and improve the availability of affordable homes, as well as protecting the suburbs from inappropriate development.
Cllr Osborn stressed the importance of the council’s cabinet being visible and accountable to the public for its work. “We’ve now completed a series of videos in which each of us talks about the things we’re passionate about achieving for Harrow. We know these are the things that you care about too and we’ll keep you updated as we continue to make progress,” he said.
Looking ahead to the coronation of King Charles III, Cllr Osborn encouraged residents to take part in the celebrations. “This coming weekend the nation will celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and there’s a lot happening locally to mark this very special moment in the life of our country. Harrow always celebrates in style and I know many of you will be planning street parties and other get-togethers,” he said.
He also highlighted the various civic events, town centre parade, events in libraries, and special celebration day at Headstone Manor and Museum. “For further details, see Celebrating the King’s Coronation,” he added.