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Harrow Labour councillors join police in weapons sweep at Lowlands Recreational Ground

On Friday, 17 May, Harrow Labour councillors teamed up with the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team for a weapons sweep at Lowlands Recreational Ground.

Councillors Aneka Shah-Levy (Greenhill Ward) and Stephen Hickman (Harrow on The Hill Ward) joined officers to search for concealed weapons around Lowlands Road. The operation was part of a broader police strategy to reduce violent crime in the area. Fortunately, no weapons were found during this sweep.

The councillors noted that working closely with the police, the Business Improvement District (Harrow BID), and Ward Councillors provided valuable insights into the essential work being done to ensure the safety of Harrow residents.

The councillors highlighted that parks and recreational areas are vital for local residents, and keeping these spaces safe is a top priority for Labour representatives across the borough.

Labour MP Gareth Thomas has also been advocating for a dedicated Harrow Town Centre Police Team, a topic that has been widely discussed by Harrow Online members in recent months.

Labour Group Councillor for Harrow on the Hill Cllr Stephen Hickman said: “It was a pleasure to join the Safer Neighbourhoods Team for this Weapons Sweep around Harrow-on-the-Hill Station. It was good to hear about their work and the campaign to reduce street violence. If you locate a knife or anything you consider to be a weapon, please call the police on 101.

“Thankfully we did not find anything this time, but I am grateful that officers are being proactive in getting these weapons off our streets.”