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the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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Keeping arts and culture at the heart of our communities

Supporting community arts centres

   Councils  

​Harrow Council

Harrow Council has secured the future of the Harrow Arts Centre, a vital community and cultural hub. To guarantee the financial sustainability of the Arts Centre, Harrow Council has increased the capacity of the Arts Centre’s auditorium to which has enabled the venue to attract big ticket acts. Revenues from room hire and ticketing have been increased, with revisions made to hire charges to make a more competitive offer and increase off-peak use. In doing so, the Arts Centre had its most successful year to date in 2017/18, receiving 231,442 visitors and putting on 26 sold-out events. The Arts Centre also hosts a community outreach programme, with 903 people taking part last year.