It is just over a year since I was elected as a councillor - how quickly the time flies.
The year has been quite hectic but rewarding.It feels very good being a part of an effective administration which has taken the council to an extent where it has now been ranked as one of the most improved councils in London.
I am not sure what the Civic Centre atmosphere was like under Labour but it must be very depressing to be reminded by the Audit Commission that the council's approach to value for money is only "adequate".
Children's services provision is only "satisfactory" and that the council is providing "one star" planning service that has "uncertain" prospects for improvement.
It can only be good to find that Harrow is getting better.
COUNCILLOR HUSAIN AKHTAR
Civic Centre Harrow ..