Volunteer Stewards Needed for Pinner Pantomime Evening
Please volunteer for a shift as a Steward lasting an hour on the evening of 30th November for the twentieth Pinner Pantomime evening.
Without sufficient volunteer Stewards this very popular annual Pinner event will not be able to take place.
Contact Committee member: Lecha – email: egsteward
Pinner Station Gardens – October 2017
The garden borders on the southbound platform of Pinner Station are admired by many commuters, and indeed in 1966 received an award – see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinner_tube_station.
For many years The Pinner Association have maintained these well loved features as an amenity for all who use our Metropolitan Line station. However, mature and exuberant planting has been causing some problems and the borders need refreshing.
At the back of the borders some plants have grown excessively tall (and broad) and have had to be shortened, as they were blocking the TfL CCTV camera visibility of the platform. Shrubs that have grown too high in front of the “PINNER” signs have had to be pruned or moved.
At the front of the borders, many plants, including some of the lavenders, had spilled far out over the edging of the borders onto the platform and are having to be cut back as they could have been a potential trip hazard.
The lavenders are so much loved [with commuters surreptitiously stroking them as they await their train] that more lavenders and scented shrubs [e.g. Rosemary and Choisya] will be dotted in as the borders are refreshed.
And in the middle of the borders, some plants have just reached an age when they need replacing.
Over this summer some tidying has been done and some plants replaced including replacing some old and tired roses with new roses [“Louisa Stone” and “Spirit in the Sky”], Nepetas [“Summer Magic”], and Heucheras [Blowed If I Know the variety- aka “BIIK”].
Elsewhere in the borders herbaceous planting has been renovated with Phlomis russeliana, Salvia forsskaolii, Geranium “BIIK”, and Verbena bonariensis.
This is not an “all change” operation. The borders hold many excellent plants that simply require sympathetic pruning.
There will be occasional further reports from our Pinner Association volunteer gardener as the borders develop.
There is to be a free “Pinner Library Gadget Surgery” run by Harrow Council’s IT suppliers, Sopra Steria, Pinner Library, Marsh Road, on Monday 9th October between 11.30am and 4pm.
Five volunteers from Sopra Steria will host a drop-in to help any member of the public with their IT queries and issues – from everyday basic IT tasks such as using the internet, sending emails and uploading photos to more complex issues that you might have with your technology.
Friends of Pinner Village Gardens Membership Info Day
On Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October from 10am – 4pm the Friends of Pinner Village Gardens held an event in their park to allow people in Pinner to find out about what they have achieved and their plans for further improvements to the park.
The event was formally opened by the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Margaret Davine, accompanied Mayoress Marilyn Devine:
Pinner Village Gardens was looking its best with the lovely autumn colours on Saturday, and is an amenity that everyone in Pinner should support for the enjoyment of all:
Information about how to become a Friend of Pinner of Village Gardens may be found on their website: