Council Notes

In no particular order.

Harrow Council announced that it will begin a revamp of Harrow Town Centre on Mar 4. The £2 million project aims to create a “cafe culture” by changing the look and feel of St Ann’s Road.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council signed a managed service contract with BT to radically overhaul the council’s HR and finance services. According to a council statement, the deal will save “more than £6 million over the next eight years.”

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Middle Row Primary School will become an academy in Sep 2013.

Havering Council will reward residents for doing the right thing. If caught picking up dog poop or properly using rubbish bins, everyday heroes could be asked to “provide their details for a chance to win £50 worth of vouchers or a treat-filled hamper” from Asda.

Houslow Council will allow its partner Hounslow Highways to “clamp down on flytippers, graffiti vandals and litter louts.” As part of its £800 million joint venture with Vinci Concessions and Ringway, the new council policy will “involve prosecutions” for more serious offenses like flytipping and on-the-spot fines for “litter louts.”

Croydon Council is seeking education providers for a 2 form of entry primary school.

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