No issues with RAAC in council-managed schools

Cllr Paul Osborn

There are no issues with RAAC in council-managed schools, says Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Osborn.

It’s back to school time and I know many of you will have been busy getting children into a working routine.  

Though my school days were long ago, I can still remember that there are often a few nerves at the start of term. It can be a challenging, as well as an exciting, time and I'd like to wish all our children the very best for the new school year.  

The council and local partners have put together resources to help children and parents make a great start, and these can all be found on the Young Harrow Foundation’s website

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).

We are carrying out a detailed survey of our own estate, but to date and as far as we are aware, this issue doesn't affect any of our other council-owned buildings.  

I know many of you will want to enjoy the good weather in Harrow's parks, a number of which were recently given Green Flag Awards, confirming that they are of the highest standard.

I'm proud of Harrow's great green spaces and I ask you please to help keep them clean and looking their best.  

It's hard to believe that a full year has passed since the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.

I'm very proud of the way in which Harrow came together to mark this solemn occasion and celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee just a few months before. I feel very grateful that as a community we had the opportunity to mark Elizabeth II's remarkable reign in this way. 

Published: 8th September 2023