September Improvements to Bus Services

s network is kept under regular review. As part of this we develop proposals for changes to services.

In early September we will be making a number of improvements to bus services in North West London, to meet increasing demand and to bring evening and Sunday frequencies into line with other periods.
From Saturday 3 September:

Route 140 (Heathrow Airport – Harrow Weald)

  • New more environmentally friendly hybrid buses with Euro VI standard engines will be introduced.
  • Frequencies will be increased during Monday to Friday morning peak to every 6-7 minutes (previously every 7 minutes) and during Monday to Saturday daytime to every 7 minutes (previously every 7-8 minutes).

Route 182 (Harrow Weald – Brent Cross shopping centre)

  • New more environmentally friendly hybrid buses with Euro VI standard engines will be introduced.
  • Frequencies will be increased on Sunday daytime and each evening to every 10 minutes (previously every 12 minutes).
  • Increasing demand on this route between North Wembley and Harrow will also addressed by new route 483 from Saturday 10 September 2016 – details below.

 

Route 183 (Golders Green – Pinner)

  • Some new, more environmentally friendly buses with Euro VI standard engines will be introduced.
  • Frequencies will be increased on Sunday daytime and each evening to every 10 minutes (previously every 12 minutes)

 

Route 340 (Edgware bus station – Harrow bus station)

  • New more environmentally friendly buses with Euro VI standard engines will be introduced.
  • Frequencies will be increased on Sunday daytime and each evening to every 15 minutes (previously every 20 minutes)

Route 398 (Ruislip station – Wood End)

  • A new evening and Sunday service will be introduced, running every 30 minutes.
  • First buses on Sunday will be 06:30 from Ruislip station and 06:56 from Wood End.
  • Last buses daily will be 00:00 from Ruislip station and 00:27 from Wood End (existing last buses Monday to Saturday are 19:00 from Ruislip station and 19:19 from Wood End).

Routes H9 and H10 (Harrow bus station – Harrow bus station (via Kenton, Wealdstone and Rayners Lane) (H9 anti-clockwise, H10 clockwise)

  • Frequencies will be increased on both routes on Sunday daytime and each evening to every 15 minutes (previously every 20 minutes).
  • From Monday 5 September:

Route H14 (Hatch End to Northwick Park Hospital)

  • An additional journey will run on schooldays, departing Hatch End at 07:42 to Northwick Park Hospital. This will use a double-deck bus.

From Saturday 10 September:

Route 83 (Ealing Hospital – Golders Green)

  • Route 83 will run between Alperton and Golders Green only.
  • New route 483 will take over the section between Ealing Hospital and Alperton and continue to Harrow bus station via Wembley, East Lane and Northwick Park Hospital (overlapping with route 83 between Alperton and Wembley Stadium).
  • The night route will continue to run between Ealing Hospital and Golders Green and will be renumbered N83.

Please see this route map for details. This follows a consultation we ran earlier this year.

Emails are also being sent to users of affected routes who have a registered Oyster card, informing them of the improvements.

Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Memorial Park

Pinner experienced a new first on Sunday 28 August – a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Illyria Players in Pinner Memorial Park.  The dark clouds of the day started to disperse as evening approached and the large crowd assembled.  Their kind support was rewarded with the funniest and most accessible performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Everyone was entranced, and nothing but words of praise were heard as people wended their way home in the dark through the park.  The organisers – The West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust – may well have started a new tradition.

The Cast
The Cast
The Audience
The Audience

 

Sunny Sunday Band Concerts 2016

We were treated to excellent weather for the full series of oncerts un the park which attracted capacity audiences on each occasion. Starting off with Grimsdyke Brass on 31 July we followed  up with the Fats Rollini Jazz and Blues Band, the  Harrow Concert Band and nded the series with the Stardust Big Band all the concerts being enthusiastically received by those attending.  They fully  deserved to be.

Grimsdyke Brass on 31 July
Grimsdyke Brass on 31 July

 

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Followed by Fats Rollini
Grimsdyke Brass followed by Fats Rollini Jazz and blues band
.. The Harrow concert Band
.. The 40 strong Harrow concert Band
With te Grand Finale by the Stardust Big Band
and rounded offwith a rousing session from the Stardust Big Band

Workshops at West House

 

There will be a new series of craft workshops for adults coming on stream this September – booking is essential:

bookings@heathrobinsonmuseum.org

 

This new series follows the highly successful workshops initiated in July this year at the Upstairs Gallery, West House, Pinner Memorial Park. They  include tuition by expert practitioners and all materials as well as food and drink (hot drinks and cake in the day time, Prosecco or soft drinks and mezze in the evenings..). The workshops are aimed at adults from 16 years plus and can be booked as one off workshops or as a series.

 

The two new workshops are first, Monday 5th September on Book Art and, second, Thursday evening 1st September focussing on Jewellery Making. The posters attached (in different formats) provide further information about them.

 

Quotes from those attending the first Cocktail and Crafts evening workshop in July working with “mixed media on stretch canvasses” included:

A great evening with work to take home”

 ” Great that everything was provided as well as lots of ideas. It was also good that there was a spread of ages   who attended”.

“Loved trying out new techniques and the staff were nice and helfpul”

” Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Lots of help to make our pictures and ideas to develop our thoughts. And lots of lovely resources”.

“Very relaxed atmosphere, lots of resources. Nice seeing examples first to serve as inspiration and lovey Mediterranean Mezze”.

An example of one of the collages from this workshop is attached (last attachment)

 

Future Cocktail and Craft workshops  at 7-9pm on the firstThursday evening of every month planned are

Napkin Decoupage in October,

Art prints using a new gel method in November

Willow Weaving in December.

 

Some quotes from the earlier Coffee and Craft workshop “experimenting with Water Colours” included:

” Time just flew”

“A good range of materials to experiment with. Friendly and knowledgeable teacher and lovely cakes!”

“”Really relaxing, warm, fun environment – really enjoyed it despite not having picked up a paint brush for years”.

 

Future Coffee and Craft workshops are planned for the first Monday mornings of every month, 11-1pm,  between September and December. They include:

Print/collage (artist book)

Textiles and print (tea towels)

Monoprinting ( art prints)

Christmas Decorations (dry felting)

 

Claire Linge, the new William Heath Robinson Museum’s Learning officer can provide further pictures of past workshops showing everyone pitching in and having a good time if this would be helpful to you – her email is attached.

 

(PS Claire, I could not find your email of 4th August where you had sent me other photos so thought this- suggesting you could provide them-  was the best solution.  I leave for  France first thing tomorrow morning and wanted to get this out for you before I left, hence including your name on this – if you feel it would help, do just send some of them some of your photos of the earlier workshops).

 

With good wishes,

Ruth McNeil

Press officer

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Band Concerts2016

The 2016 Band Cconcerts,raised a0ver £2300 for West House. The fine weather  assured us of good audiences  and hence the  bucket collections raised over £400 more than last year. All the concerts were greatly appreciated by the capacity audiences. They deserved to be.

.. On 14 August the Harrow concert Band
.Followed. On 14 August the 40 strong Harrow concert Band
With te Grand Finale by the Stardust Big Band
and rounded offwith a rousing session from the Stardust Big Band