Call 020 8863 5611
Greater London is divided into 32 council areas and for the Harrow area, this council is called the Harrow London Borough Council. It is based in the Civic Centre in Harrow and was created in 1963 to replace the Harrow Urban District Council.
Harrow Council is the billing authority for the area and this means that it collects the council tax, business rates and other regular payments for the area. It also runs the local schools, nurseries, libraries and sports centres. The council owns a range of housing for residents.
There are 21 wards each with 2-3 councillors elected for them:
- Harrow on the Hill
- Harrow Weald
- Hatch End
- Headstone North
- Headstone South
- Kenton East
- Kenton West
- Pinner South
- Rayner’s Lane
- Stanmore Park
- West Harrow
Contacting the council
Harrow council operate a website that is the best place to start finding information as well as applying for services or reporting a problem. You can find it at http://www.harrow.gov.uk. There is also the option to set up an online account and pay for things like house rent for council-owned properties and council tax.
The main contact line for the Civic Centre in Harrow is 020 8863 5611. This can be used during opening hours to find the various services that the council offer.
The council have a number of emergency numbers to use when there is a problem outside normal opening hours. You should always use 999 or 101 for real emergencies but for council-related services you can ring:
- Child protection – 020 8901 2690
- Children’s access team – 020 8901 2690
- Social worker (emergency duty) – 020 8424 0999
- Environmental hazards – 020 8863 5611
- Street hazards – 020 8863 561
There is also a section on the website for job vacancies in the area including with the council itself as well as in schools in the area and apprenticeships to start a new career direction. You can find these sections on the website at http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/100008/jobs_and_careers.