The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board has been set up by the Mayor Of London to help make the Police as responsive as possible to local needs and concerns. The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board has been established in order to ensure local people are involved in addressing crime.

The founding board members were appointed after an interview process conducted by a Harrow Council representative, an ex-Borough Commander and a Local Authority representative – the Harrow Head of Community Safety. The vacancies were advertised by Harrow Council and anyone living or working in Harrow was eligible to apply.

We want to ensure that your views and opinions are represented, and that you have a say in helping to set policing and community safety priorities.

We want to hear about your experiences of crime, and what you think can help make for a safer Harrow.

The Board is made up of individuals living and in some instances working in the borough.

About the board

We are proud to work with

London Fire Brigade
Metropolitan Police
Victim Support
Neighbourhood Watch
Independent Custody Visitors
Harrow Council
Age UK Harrow

Our Meetings


The board meets formally every quarter. These meetings are held in public, where anyone is able to attend to listen the meeting. At the close of the meeting they are welcome to speak individually to board members, although this is subject to available time at the end of the meetings. The board meetings take place quarterly to ensure appropriate planning and monitoring of community engagement activities. An annual public meeting will be held once a year.

Board Meetings that have taken place are outlined below, with downloadable minutes and the data pack with crime statistics for Harrow.

Upcoming meetings:
Further meetings have yet to be set but dates, once agreed, will be made available on the website.

News & Events


The board undertakes a number of activities, including attending meetings with a variety of organisations and individuals in order to ensure we hear the communities concerns and their views on the policing priorities in Harrow. You can visit our news blog to stay up to date with our activity.

Crime information

You can find useful information about crime in Harrow by using the resources below:

Metropolitan Police Service interactive crime map – Harrow Crime Map

Information about fraud – Action Fraud

Take Five – To Stop Fraud – Take Five

Enter your postcode and receive information about your area, including local safer neighbourhood teams: https://www.police.uk/



Project Name: Knife Bin

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Project Name: Neighbourhood Engagement

Notes: Facilitated by Harrow Council in Harrow; input from HSNB with Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction materials; Extended to Edgware

Project Name: Young Girls Abuse Awareness

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Implemented by Ignite Trust

Project Name: Young Males & Gangs

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Implemented by Young Harrow Foundation

Project Name: Tackling Youth-Police Discontent

Run by Harrow Council & Harrow Youth Parliament

Project Name: Safer Street Partnership

Location: Harrow

Implemented by Young Harrow Foundation


Constitutes individuals living and in some instances working in
Harrow Borough


Subhash Sampat


I have lived in the Harrow Borough for the past 45 Years, 18 of which I have spent in South Harrow and past 27 have lived in Pinner. I have worked on various Community Projects including Hindus of Harrow. I am also the Chair of Hindu Council (Harrow) and undertake voluntary work for other Charitable organisations. I am very passionate about the well being of Residents of Harrow. I am Self-Employed Accountant and have been practising for nearly 40 years.


Sonoo Malkani

Resident of Harrow since 44 years.Volunteering 40 years in NHS sector for UK Thalassaemia Society. Carer and Vice Chair Carers Harrow. Passionate about local and London POLICING.Served two decades working closely with New Scotland Yard, City Hall and the Home Office. Keen interest in International Politics.

Ashwin Mandalia

Board Member

My family and I have been living in, Kenton, Harrow for over 30 years, my children went to schools in Harrow and took part in many community activities including Police Cadets.

I have been a member of organisations serving the community and assisting in fundraising for worldwide disasters, like the tsunami and earthquakes, etc.

I am a serving community champion for my street, working with the council and the police, since my children have grown up I am able to contribute more to other activities in the borough.

I have my own business based in Harrow supplying office furniture.


David Moody

Board Member

I have lived in Harrow for more than 40 years and our three children attended local schools here. I care much about my local environment and the changes occurring.

I have been a Broadcast Engineer with the BBC for 30 years and then worked at the BFI National Archive as a Preservation Engineer. Now retired.

I am also a Neighbourhood Champion.


Sylvia Farooqi

Board Member

I grew up in Kingsbury and have lived in Harrow for 27 years with my children having attended schools in Harrow. I am a community champion and active within the Greenhill Residents Association.

I am very passionate about safety in our borough and community and am elated Harrow continues to be the safest Borough in London.

My background is in banking, and I previously managed our various optical businesses.


Akil Bandali

Board Member



Faiz Nazerali

Board Member

Having been a resident of the borough for over 15 yrs, my involvement with community initiatives stemmed from being an Independent Custody Visitor in 2006 (up to date), and having witnessed the dynamic society that makes this the great borough that it is.

My background is in Aviation, Information Technlogy & IT Security, and I am honoured to be serving the HSNB as a board member and a respresentative on various partnership & pan-London initiatives.



Board Member

Would you like to make a contribution to the community in Harrow? Apply to join us here

Members representing other organisations are nominated by those organisations. The organisations that were asked to nominate members were Harrow Council (2 members), Harrow Independent Custody Visitors (1 Member), Harrow Victim Support (1 Member) and Harrow Youth Parliament (2 Members).

These organisations were selected as part of the Mayor of London’s Manifesto commitment.

Harrow Council

The current Councillor-Susan-Hallrepresentatives from Harrow Council are Councillor Susan Hall and Councillor Varsha Parmar.

Councillor Susan Hall is the Leader of the Harrow Council Conservative Group. She is passionate about policing, community safety and crime prevention and previously held the Cabinet portfolio for all these areas. She is also a member of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, where she is vice-chairman of the Strategy Committee.


Councillor Varsha Parmar is the Public Health, Equality & Community Safety Portfolio Holder for the borough of Harrow, and member of the Labour Party.

Harrow Victim Support

Esther-MorrisEsther Timson was born and bred in the Midlands and moved to North London two years ago and began working for Victim Support in early 2016. Her role in Victim Support is to manage and assess all of the victim referrals for crimes committed in North London. She also oversees the borough of Harrow alongside her colleague Kenny Tang and so although she is actually an Enfield resident, she spends a lot of time in the borough of Harrow and is passionate about the safety and wellbeing of its residence.

Harrow Youth Parliament

Harrow Youth Parliament is represented by two young people, whose names we do not publicise.  For further information please visit http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/

Harrow Independent Custody Visitors

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the local community who volunteer to visit police stations unannounced to check on the treatment and welfare of people held in police custody.

Their recommendations can require the police to make improvements for the welfare of detainees. Working as part of a local panel, they play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing.

For further information, please visit – Independent Custody Visitors


London Fire Brigrade (LFB)

London Fire Brigade (LFB) is represented on the HSNB by an appointed representative.  For further information please visit London Fire Bridgade – Harrow

London Ambulance Service (LAS)

London Ambulance Service is represented on the HSNB by an appointed member.
For further information, please visit – London Ambulance Service


The board receive support from MOPAC through Caroline Tredwell who is the MOPAC single point of contact for Harrow Borough.

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

The board receives representation from the MPS through the Borough Commanders office who is the MPS single point of contact for HSNB.

British Transport Police (BTP)

The board receives representation from the BTP through the Regional BTP Commanders office.



You can contact the Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board at the email address below, or simply by completing our contact form below.

We welcome all comments from the Harrow community.

Please note, we are unable to comment on any individual issues. As we work closely with a number of agencies, please note your comments may be used to help inform our activity.

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