May 2009 Archives
THE Stanmore Society is hosting an 'Any Questions' public meeting on Thursday to discuss issues concerning the town, such as Stanmore Tube station and the future of Bentley Priory.
Tony McNulty, Labour MP for Harrow East, and Navin Shah, Labour councillor and London Assembly member for Harrow and Brent, will be present at Stanmore College, Elm Park, Stanmore, for the 8pm event.
RESIDENTS who oppose the proposed 324 bus route between Stanmore and Brent Cross are holding a public meeting on Sunday.
They believe that it would be unsafe for buses to use Old Church Lane and Abercorn Road - streets that would be served by public transport for the first time if the new route is introduced by Transport for London.
Those campaigners, including Councillor Manji Kara (Con), will be meeting at 11am at Bernays Memorial Hall, The Broadway, Stanmore.
FIFTEEN volunteers are needed to pick up a paddle and take part in dragon boat race to raise cash for the UK's only specialist hospital for colorectal disease.
St Mark's Hospital Foundation, which supports St Mark's Hospital in Watford Road, Harrow, has entered a team into the 12th Rotary Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday May 17 but the original scheduled participants have had to pull out.
Dragon boat racing involves a crew of around 20 sitting two abreast in a long canoe-like boat and paddling in synchronism to the sound of a drum beat.
The races will take place on the River Thames at the Docklands Sailing Centre located at the Millwall Outer Dock in south-east London between 10am and 3pm.
An entry fee of ÃÂ£10 per person is required along with a minimum guaranteed sponsorship of ÃÂ£100, and all participants get a T-shirt.
n For more information and to register, call Maxine McNeil, the foundation's fundraising manager, on 020 8869 2371 or email email@example.com
RESIDENTS are being asked their views on a potential new bus route linking Stanmore and Brent Cross.
The 324 would call at Stanmore and Kingsbury Tube stations on the Jubilee line and Hendon Central station on the Northern line, Kingsbury Community Hospital and Stanmore College.
In doing so, it would bring a bus service to the Stanmore roads of Old Church Lane, Abercorn Road, St Andrews Drive and Culver Grove for the first time.
London Buses propose that buses would operate every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evenings and on Sundays.
Peter Bradley, London Buses' head of consultation and engagement, said: "We believe the proposed introduction of route 324 would greatly improve transport links in the local area as well as providing a bus route for areas which were not previously served by buses.
"During the consultation London Buses will be listening to the views of local businesses, schools, community organisations and residents and I look forward to hearing their opinions."
The consultation runs until June 12 and leaflets will be sent to properties along the proposed route.
n Find more information at tfl.gov.uk/busrouteconsultation or at local libraries.