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

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Chair: Subhash Sampat

I have lived in the Harrow Borough for the past 42 Years, 18 of which I have spent in South Harrow and past 24 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 practicing for the past 35 years.

Vice Chair: Toks Odofin

I live in Rayners Lane. I am the Minister of Cornerstone Church in Wealdstone. I am Also Chair of Harrow Street Pastors and Vice Chair of Churches Together In The Weald. I have been married for 23 years and my wife Melisa and I have have a 17 year old daughter.

Board Member: Richard Boulton

Lived in Edgware Ward throughout my life. My career was as a Civil Servant in two Government Departments. I am also a Licensed Lay Minister in the Church of England, Chair of Ward Safer Neighbourhood Panel, Neighbourhood Champion and Company Secretary for the Institute of Seamanship.

Board Member: Rekha Hindocha

I have lived in Harrow since 1986 and have two sons. I had a long career as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Manager and am currently a full-time carer. I have a keen interest in community affairs and am a Neighbourhood Champion. I am also a volunteer with Harrow Carers.

Board Member: Vacancy

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

Board Member: Vacancy

We're looking for people with experience in community engagement and media communication. Find out about joining the board here

Board Member: Vacancy

Want to make a difference to the your local community? 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 representatives from Harrow Council are Councillor Susan Hall and Councillor Varsha Parma.

Councillor Susan Hall is the Leader of the Council's Conservative Group and former Leader of the Council. 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.

Harrow Victim Support

LaToya Ridge is a Senior Service Delivery Manager for North West London Division at Victim Support. I currently oversee Victim Support services, in Harrow, Hounslow, and Brent; this includes the Witness Service based in Harrow Crown Court, and an Independent Domestic Violence Service based at South Harrow. I have worked in Harrow Victim Support since 2011 and mostly enjoy partnership working.

Harrow Youth Parliament

Harrow Youth Parliament is represented by two young people, whose names we do not publicise.  For further information please visit

Harrow Independent Custody Visitors


The board receive support from MOPAC through Hamera Asfa Davey who is the MOPAC single point of contact for Harrow borough. We also receive support from a council official, who provides the administration support

Obituary: Alison Morrison

Sadly we lost Alison Morrison our then serving Vice Chair. We miss Alison very much. Her contribution to the work of the board was immeasurable. We endeavour to do justice to her legacy.
Rest In Peace Alison our colleague and our friend.