In a recent communication through the Council’s MyHarrow newsletter, Cllr Paul Osborn, the leader of the London Borough of Harrow, extended warm wishes and shared important updates with the community.
“It’s back to school time, and I know many of you will have been busy this week getting children into a working routine,” Cllr Osborn said, reflecting on the start of the new school year.
He expressed his well-wishes for all Harrow’s children and noted the Council’s commitment to providing resources for a successful academic journey. These resources can be accessed on the Young Harrow Foundation’s website.
Cllr Osborn took a moment to reassure residents about the safety of council-managed schools in Harrow. “I’m pleased to say that schools in Harrow that are managed by the council have had an uninterrupted start to the school year and are free of RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete),” he stated. While the council is currently conducting a thorough survey of its own estate, no other council-owned buildings appear to be affected by this issue.
Acknowledging the current heatwave, expected to end tomorrow, Cllr Osborn urged residents to stay cautious. “The Government has issued an amber weather warning, meaning that temperatures can be detrimental to health,” he pointed out. He particularly advised young children and older individuals to take sensible precautions to stay cool and well-hydrated.
Cllr Osborn also celebrated Harrow’s stunning parks, several of which recently earned Green Flag Awards for their excellence. He encouraged the community to play a role in preserving these cherished green spaces by keeping them clean and maintaining their beauty.
In addition to educational and weather-related updates, Cllr Osborn reminded residents of the upcoming Pinner Village Show, organized by the Pinner Rotary Club. “It’s the Pinner Village Show tomorrow, which is always a great community event and a fantastic fundraiser for good causes,” he mentioned, expressing his anticipation for another day of family fun.
Reflecting on the passing of a year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III, he said “It’s hard to believe that a full year has passed since the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,”
He expressed his gratitude for the community’s unity in commemorating the Queen’s remarkable reign during her Platinum Jubilee celebration earlier last year.