Be quick if you want to catch Harrow’s Johnny Robinson switching on the town centre’s Christmas lights tonight!
But the show has already started with street performances, balloon artists and Sparky the giant robot entertaining kids at St Ann’s Road.
Ahead of his performance, Johnny Robinson said: “I’m thrilled to be able to come back to Harrow to help launch the countdown to Christmas!
“I had such great support from local people during the X Factor and it will be fantastic to say thank you in person, as well as give my backing to local traders during the Christmas shopping period. I look forward to seeing lots of you in Harrow Town Centre!”
The Christmas lights along St Ann’s Road and Station Road were installed by Harrow Council with the £860,000 won from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund to revitalise the shopping district.
Keith Ferry, Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for planning and economic development, said: “Johnny did Harrow proud during his time on the X Factor and we’re delighted that he’ll be joining us.”
He added: “The Mayor’s Outer London Fund aims to bring more shoppers to town centres like Harrow.
“It funds initiatives to dress up high streets and Harrow’s eye catching ‘light garden’ and festive lights caught the attention of the judges. We’re hoping you come and enjoy the lights, see Johnny, and shop for Christmas in the Town Centre.”
The ‘light garden’ art installation is now lit up outside St George’s Centre. It features giant snowdrops and lotus flowers around a giant alium flower. It was created by artist Jig Cochrane, who is responsible for October’s display of giant tulips for the Diwali celebrations.
A 22 year old man from Harrow is being sought by police regarding a fatal crash in Watford.
Jason Crane, 40, died when the white van he was travelling in collided with a silver Audi on July 16th in Tylers Way, Watford. Three men allegedly left the scene before emergency services arrived.
Police are also seeking Thoman O’Leary, known as Tommy, of Carmelite Road, Harrow.
Insp Andy Piper, said: “If anyone knows of Thomas’s whereabouts or if anyone has any information about him, I would ask you to get in contact with us as soon as possible.
“This devastating collision has robbed a man of his life and a family of a loving father and husband, and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice.
Two 16 year old boys and an 18 year old man from Harrow have been arrested and bailed, along with a 45 year old from Watford.
Insp Piper added: “Although arrests have been made, we are still looking for people who may
have been involved in the collision and need further information from members of the public to help us in our investigations.”
Harrow Police are asking if anyone recognises the couple in this photograph after recovering a stolen digital camera.
Detective Sergeant Gerri Mannion, from Harrow CID, said: “We are very keen to identify the rightful owner of this camera and reunite them with it.
“We have very limited information about the two people captured in this photograph, however they appear to be in their early 20s and might be tourists or could be from the London area. It’s not clear when the photograph was taken but we are hopeful that someone will recognise them.
“If you have any ideas who the two people in the photograph are, please call Harrow Police on 020 8733 4349 in order that the camera can be restored to its rightful owner.”
Police have also reminded the public that comprehensive crime prevention advice can be found on the Met Police website at www.met.police.uk.