Boosting leisure and funding access in our vibrant borough: A message from Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Osborn

Cllr Paul Osborn

The first results from Census 2021 were released this week and, if you haven't had a chance to see them yet, I recommend taking a look.

You can see which places have the biggest increases and decreases in population, where had the largest growth in different age groups and how Harrow compares with other areas.

It's interesting to understand how Harrow is growing, in keeping with the rest of the country, but nowhere near as much as inner city London boroughs. Take a look at the Did You Know? box in the MyHarrow newsletter (sign up here) for more details - and some fun facts.

Tennis courts

Also in MyHarrow, you'll find details of our plans for the borough's tennis courts - a great resource for residents to use for social interaction, fitness and general wellbeing.

If funding is secured, 37 tennis courts at 13 parks across Harrow will be revamped - at no cost to taxpayers.

In the meantime, you might notice council leisure staff talking to park users about the plans - which also include pay and play charges. There will be some free sessions, as well as discounted rates for under 16s, over 65s and those with disabilities.

Household Support Fund

We are keen to distribute the money as quickly as possible to put our residents first and help those most in need as the cost of living concerns increase.

One of our first decisions when we were elected was to allocate free school meal vouchers during May half term - and we will continue to do all we can to help.

Please don't forget to Vote for a Harrow Hero - a chance to thank those who put our borough and residents first.

Published: 30th June 2022