The two benches at the War Memorial, which were installed as a part of the Pinner High Street Civic Improvement Scheme in 1970, had, after 47 years in the wind and rain, shown signs of their age. On each of the benches one of the wooden slats had broken, making the benches a potential health and safety hazard.
The Pinner Association High Street Committee were pro-active in drawing the attention of Harrow Council to the sorry state of the wood on the benches, and also contacted the Pinner Ward Councillors about the repairs needed. We asked whether the benches could be made safe and sound before the Remembrance Sunday Service on the 12th November. With the much appreciated assistance of Cllr. Steve Wright and great co-operation from the Public Realm officers at Harrow Council, the benches have now been repaired.
As you can see the benches now look as good as new, with all the wooden slats having been replaced and new fixing bolts. The donor’s plaques from 1970 have been re-installed on the back of the benches.
Thank you to everyone who has made such an difference to the area around our War Memorial.