A FRIENDLY society is hosting an event in Harrow and welcoming new members.
The Harrow branch of the Oddfellows club will hold the event at Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End on Thursday May 9 from 2pm to 4pm and anyone is welcome to join.
A COMMUNITY radio station is teaming up with the Observer to bring you a news round-up as part of its breakfast show.
Our reporters will be discussing our biggest stories each week on the air at Harrow Community Radio, with the host, 21-year-old radio production student, Adam Allinson.
Local community projects needing a financial boost, supplies or physical assistance can apply to hardware chain Wilkinson for help from staff at its branches in St George's Shopping Centre, in St Ann's Road, Harrow, and in Hign Road, Wembley.
Applicants should pick up a form in store to request a monetary donation, Wilkinson products or employees volunteering their time under the rolling Helping Hands iniative, and a decision will be made within three months.
Harrow antique collectors will get the chance to sniff out a bargain at a new market.
A variety of stalls selling antique furniture, china and glass, jewellery, books, art, ceramics, sculptures, ephemera, art deco and all things vintage will be sold at the market in St Ann's Road from 9.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 10.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday.
It is being supported by the London Mayor's Outer London Fund, which is helping increase growth of high streets across the city.
The Parker and Hammond Opticians in Northolt Road, South Harrow, is hosting a coffee morning as part of a worldwide event.
A raffle will be held and members of staff are baking cakes in aid of Macmillan at the world's biggest coffee morning event on Friday, September 28, from 10am to 12pm.
The newly reformed Friends of West Harrow Park is asking locals what the priorities should be for improving West Harrow Recreation Ground in Wilson Gardens and to demonstrate the strength of support for future funding applications.
There are questionnaires in nearby shops and the park and online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/5YHRGCJ and the group's first event will be a Big Picnic in the park between 12.30pm and 3pm on Sunday, June 3, for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
A free belated celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee has been arranged by the charitable Islamic and Cultural Society of Harrow at their Meena Bazaar at the North Harrow Assembly Halls in Station Road on Saturday June 16 between 11am and 5pm.
Visitors can enjoy Indian and Pakistani clothes and toys, face painting, and stalls, while the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nizam Ismail, will cut a cake between 1pm and 2pm.
A YOUNG Harrow poet won the chance to meet an Olympic athlete after her imaginative rhymes reached the finish line of a nationwide competition.
Catherine Labiran, 17, of Hinkler Road, Kenton, is one of 12 poets chosen by the National Lottery to represent the country for 2012 and as part of the prize she met long jumper Chris Tomlinson.
A TEENAGER with a rare blood condition who campaigns for bone marrow donor awareness is holding a fundraising event for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Devaanshi Mehta, 15, of Manor Road, Harrow, suffers from aplastic anaemia and is dependent on having a life-saving transfusion of tiny blood-clotting cells called platelets every eight days.
Businesses could be attracted to relocate to North Harrow's shopping district if Harrow Council decides to cut red tape in the planning process.
The authority is considering adopting a local development order for a three year period that means a change of use of ground floor premises to shops, financial and professional services, restaurants and cafes, offices, health centres, day nurseries, public halls, or education and training centres would be automatically granted.
The order would cover sections of Pinner Road and Station Road and would need to be approved by the council's cabinet committee.
by Ian Proctor
HORRIFIED neighbours have united to condemn the idea that Harrow's first caravan park may open on their doorstep.