Frightening incident on Bridle Road

Email from a resident is Bridle Road.  If anyone saw anything please contact the police, no matter how insignificant you may think.

I write to tell you about a nasty incident that happened at our house on Bridle Road last night.
While my mother was alone at home, three men kicked our (very heavy) door down and burst into our house. My mother was threatened with a screwdriver by one of the men, while the house was ransacked by the other men. Jewellery worn by mother on her wrist was forcibly removed. This was a particularly nasty incident which the police described as “extreme”. The police were here for over three hours, had a scene of crime tape around the house while forensics officers did their work.
Do ask people to be extra vigilant?

Police Warning

The Pinner / Pinner South Safer Neighbourhood Teams would like to make you aware of a male named Paul, who is knocking on doors and asking residents if they would like their gutters cleared, usually for £40. If he receives an affirmative response he will often return minutes later with a ladder, usually borrowed from another resident.
Several hours or days later he will return and claim that he needs money for his car/van which has either broken down or has run out of petrol.
This male is known to have knocked on doors in the Harrow Weald, Hatch End and now the Pinner areas and although known to police indices he has not been directly linked to any offences at present. The male is white, is aged between 30-35 years old, has a short ginger beard and he wears casual / workmen’s attire and occasionally a black woolly hat.
Gutter clearing or window cleaning is a great opportunity for people to assess a properties security vulnerabilities and location of valuable items. Please DO NOT accept offers of work from this male or any other cold-callers offering services or products.
If you ever have suspicions about the presence, behaviour or activity of a person/s or vehicles in your road please contact either the non-emergency 101 or emergency 999 number.

Streamside News

The store opens on Sunday 1st February.  We will be fully stocked up with birdseed and everything else.

There are three magnificent outings for you to choose from, details attached.

Streamside Horticultural Association Outings 2015
Thursday 28 May. Borde Hill Garden. Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Overlooked by an Elizabethan Tudor mansion, the garden was planted from 1892 when the current owner’s great grandfather sponsored the great Victorian plant hunters. The rhodendrons should be at their finest. The visit includes guided tours of the house and gardens. There is ample catering at The Café Elvira where you can pre-order on arrival (Soup £4.50, sandwiches, main meals) or Jeremy’s Restaurant for a memorable repast (Reservations. 01444441102) Depart from Hut at 9.00am Price £23.50
Wednesday 22 July. Houghton Lodge & Gardens. Stockbridge, Hampshire. These beautiful gardens are majestically overlooked by Houghton Lodge, an 18th Century Grade II listed Gothic Cottage Orné, idyllically set above the tranquil waters of the River Test. There are both formal and informal gardens, a traditional kitchen garden enclosed within chalk cob walls, an orchid house, topiary dragon and peacock garden. The visit includes an introductory talk about the gardens and a tour of the house. Depart from Hut at 9.00am Price £27.50 Catering is very limited. Tea/coffee and home-made cake is available as required. Pay when booking for: 1.00pm Ploughman’s ham, cheese or home-made pork pie with crisps, salad, bread and pickles £9.00 Rhubarb (Picked from kitchen garden) crumble and cream or custard £4.50 3.15pm Cream tea with scones and jam or £4.50 Savoury cream tea with cheese scone, cream cheese and pickle £4.50
Tuesday 8th September RHS Wisley and Flower Show.
Wonderful gardens and features and the opportunity to see and buy the prize offerings of major growers from their stands and displays.
Depart from Hut at 9.30am Price £11.50
Contact: Peter 0208 868 4028

National Storytelling Week marked in Pinner and Harefield

IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK (sfs.org.uk), a cornucopia of storytelling locally.

WEDNESDAY 4th FEBRUARY 7.30- 9.30
West House, Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner
STORYTELLING FOR GROWN UPs 2,
following the success of the session during Pinner Arts Week.
Join our group of storytellers who will delight you with a story or two and
YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING A SHORT STORY  TO TELL!
£4 (nibbles included) Adults 14+
For Heath Robinson Trust charity at West House

SATURDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2.30 – 3.30 pm
Pinner Library, Marsh Road, Pinner
FAMILY STORYTELLING FOR 4 – 104 years!
Join Pippa and Consuelo and more friends for interactive storytelling and
YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING A SHORT STORY OR POEM TO TELL!
Free event

MONDAY 9th FEBRUARY 7 – 9 pm
Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, Middlesex UB9 6JH
TAFFY THOMAS MBE, STORYTELLER EXTRAORDINAIRE,(taffythomas.co.uk) is coming to HAREFIELD HOSPITAL for an evening of storytelling, along with DEL REID and RACHEL ROSE REID

Free event, donations for Harefield Hospital welcome