Public Car Park at M&S/Pinn Medical Centre

The Pinner Association has been made aware that only one ticket machine is working in the M&S/Pinn Medical Centre car park. As a result there are very long queues. Not nice at any time but awful in the present weather. Because of this an elderly lady missed her appointment at the Pinn Medical Centre and had to be taken home again.

We have taken up the matter with local Councillors and officers and, as a result, we have been assured that charges are not being enforced and notices have been put up to this effect.
Council reply from Phil.Grant@harrow.gov.uk: “I am aware that there is only machine working in Love Lane M&S section. I now have a spare machine which I can have installed, which I will endeavour to have completed this weekend (15-16 Feb), contractor and weather permitting.”

 

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Pinner Music Festival 2014

The Festival starts on Tuesday 3rd June and is supporting the St Mark’s Foundation ‘Beating Bowel Disease Saving Lives’ Charity.
Tuesday’s concert will feature the Church Choir and Musicians
Wednesday Guy Johnston (Internationally famous ‘cellist) with Alasdair Beatson (piano)
Thursday lunchtime (1.00pm) – Harrow School
Friday – David Briggs (International organist) providing live accompaniment to a screening of silent movie ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide’
Saturday – Festival Choir and Orchestra – Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vivladi 2 cello concerto and a Handel Organ Concerto.
All evening concerts start at 7.45pm, tickets from Kitts Travel, Insight or alexander Watson homes.

20 minutes free parking in Harrow

The Tory-led council believe they can deliver free parking to Harrow in a way that is not open to abuse, and is affordable.

Ms Hall was excited to announce the plans on 3 February.  Free parking  (20 minutes only and on-street not in car parks) is coming to Harrow  on in a move to deliver a boost to the local economy. Conservative leader of the council Susan Hall made the announcement on Monday following months of debate with Labour and Independent Labour on how best to deliver free parking. Opposition parties have been pushing a plan to bring 20 minutes free parking to Harrow since October last year, but a trial scheme in Rayners Lane showed that it could cost up to £1million annually – the equivalent of a one per cent rise in council tax, which is the reason Tories shot the plans down. Ms Hall said: “When we did this, we wanted to do it right. We had to come up with a system that people could use, but could not be abused.” The system, which will be rubber stamped by the Tory cabinet on Thursday next week and is hoped to be rolled out within the next four months, will give each motorist in Harrow 20 minutes free parking once a day. After typing in their vehicle’s registration number, they will then receive a ticket and not be able to get another one until the following day. Harrow Council estimate that replacing machines for the new system across district centres will cost £436,000 while the loss in revenue from parking income will be £296,000. Ms Hall said: “We have a responsibility to taxpayers to deliver services in a way that is sensible and affordable. Previous plans have just not been thought through.” Businesses across Harrow would have been disappointed that the plan did not come in time for Christmas, however Ms Hall has been consulting with officers for months on this plan which she claims is foolproof. Free parking is coming to Harrow in a move to deliver a boost to the local economy. Conservative leader of the council Susan Hall made the announcement on Monday following months of debate with Labour and Independent Labour on how best to deliver free parking. Opposition parties have been pushing a plan to bring 20 minutes free parking to Harrow since October last year, but a trial scheme in Rayners Lane showed that it could cost up to £1million annually – the equivalent of a one per cent rise in council tax, which is the reason Tories shot the plans down. Ms Hall said: “When we did this, we wanted to do it right. We had to come up with a system that people could use, but could not be abused.” The system, which will be rubber stamped by the Tory cabinet on Thursday next week and is hoped to be rolled out within the next four months, will give each motorist in Harrow 20 minutes free parking once a day. After typing in their vehicle’s registration number, they will then receive a ticket and not be able to get another one until the following day.

Harrow Council estimate that replacing machines for the new system across district centres will cost £436,000 while the loss in revenue from parking income will be £296,169. Ms Hall said: “We have a responsibility to taxpayers to deliver services in a way that is sensible and affordable. Previous plans have just not been thought through.” Businesses across Harrow would have been disappointed that the plan did not come in time for Christmas, however Ms Hall has been consulting with officers for months on this plan which she claims is foolproof. As for traders who were left waiting, Tory cabinet member for finance Councillor Tony Ferrari said: “Now they will have free parking for many Christmases.” As for traders who were left waiting, Tory cabinet member for finance Councillor Tony Ferrari said: “Now they will have free parking for many Christmases.”

 

Public Consultation on the Future development of Heathrow

 

 

Location

 

 

Venue

 

 

Date

 

 

Times

Longford Thistle Hotel 10 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Harmondsworth St Mary’s Church Hall 12 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Colnbrook Colnbrook Village Hall 13 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Stanwell Moor Stanwell Moor Village Hall 25 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Harlington Harlington Baptist Church Hall 26 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Richings Park Richings Park Sports Club 27 February 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Windsor Macdonald Windsor Hotel 1 March 2014 09:30 – 16:30
Putney The Putney Pantry 3 March 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Richmond Duke Street Church 5 March 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Brentford Holiday Inn Hotel 6 March 2014 12:00 – 20:00
Hounslow Civic Centre 8 March 2014 09:30 – 16:30


Our consultation website at heathrow.com/localcommunity will launch on Monday 3rd February. We are sending our consultation document to over 140,000 homes and businesses in the Heathrow area and beyond. Copies will also be provided to all local authority buildings and civic centres.