THE community rallied round after Hatch End CC suffered a potential ruinous blow last week in a show of true empathy and sporting camaradie.
The cricket team's pavilion burned down in suspicious circumstances, leaving them homeless and, in the worst-case scenario, facing being kicked out of the league for a lack of facilities.
However,officials were deluged with offers of help from numerous local outfits, for which they were hugely thankful.
While it is sad to think there are yobs living in our midsts - it is great to see there is still such a sense of community.
Harrow people show mettle
THE NEWS plans to close four ticket offices have been scrapped has understandably delighted commuters in Harrow this week.
Tube stations in West Harrow, North Harrow,Canons Park and Sudbury have all been told their offices will remain open.
Passengers will be able to speak to a person if they have enquiries or wish to buy a ticket, rather than use an automated machine. Not only is it great news for passengers, but also for staff at the stations, who will keep their jobs.
The U-turn by Transport for London show what old-fashioned community action can do.
More than 7,000 people signed a petition against the proposed closure, which had a huge impact on the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's decision.
Campaigners spent a year rallying support and all their hard work has finally paid off.
If only such action could sort out Tube delays, it might just be worth raising a petition...