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Harrow Council has joined forces with the Harrow Observer to launch a campaign for more money from the Government.
The Campaign for Fair Grant is your chance to persuade the Government to improve our share of grant funding which is allocated to councils each year.
The Campaign has been launched because the financial situation is worse in Harrow than in most other authorities as we have one of the lowest Government grants in London . We receive £1,608 per resident whereas neighbouring Brent gets £3,317 - if we got the same as Brent we would be £420m per year better off.
Harrow has been historically regarded as a leafy suburban borough but this is no longer an accurate description. We are an outer London Borough with inner London problems and our share of the grant should reflect that. Latest Census data has revealed the impact of changes in the demography of the borough over the past 10 years. The Council must invest in services to support a 33% rise in the number of children aged 0-4 and 1,000 more people over the age of 80 while overall population has grown by 15%.
This is why we are proposing to raise council tax from April 1 to the tune of 46p per week because we want to protect the services that we know you value most. If we received a fair grant we would be able to freeze Council Tax for the fourth successive year or even reduce it.
Along with the Harrow Observer we will fight for a fair share for Harrow. This is why we need your help. This is why you should sign our petition today.