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Remembering the past and building the future: A message from Council Leader, Cllr Paul Osborn

Cllr Paul Osborn

This week's newsletter gives you a taste of Harrow's inspirational contribution to Remembrance Sunday.

For those of you who were unable to join us in person at the Civic Centre, or who would like to relive the highlights, there is a moving video montage to watch and full report to read on our website via the links below.

It was a fitting tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and good to come together to reflect on more recent events and think about working together for the future.

You'll also read about Pocket Living’s Sheepcote Road development, which is great news for first-time buyers.

We need local people to be able to afford to live here and are proud of the work we are doing with our partners to ensure this legacy.

These properties will be limited to local people only - and can only be sold back to Pocket Living to resell to other local people.

In other news, a rigorous review of all the regeneration schemes on council-owned land has resulted in redesigned plans for Byron Quarter, Peel Road, and Poets Corner. New plans include reductions in building heights.

A more streamlined Town Hall is proposed for Greenhill Way car park, a new site that could retain car parking, with the potential to consider other opportunities including leisure, residential and commercial uses. 

In addition, the first phase of Grange Farm is due to be delivered in the spring with the completion of 89 high-quality new homes for social rent or shared ownership.

Monday was also World Diabetes Day. As you hopefully  know, Harrow has a particularly high number of people with diabetes and it is always on our radar to raise awareness.

You can find out your risk of type 2 diabetes by using this handy tool: Diabetes UK – Know Your Risk of Type 2 diabetes.

For more information on services to cut your diabetes risk and to support a healthier lifestyle, visit our health and leisure section.

Pointing you in the right direction regarding health matters is another way we are putting residents first.

Read our full newsletter

Published: 18th November 2022