WHY DO OVER 3,500 PINNER RESIDENTS BELONG TO THE PINNER ASSOCIATION?
The Association in the past has:-
In the 1940s, raised money through local donations to purchase Pinner Memorial Park for the benefit of the community as a War Memorial.
In the 1960s stopped a proposed high-rise development in the High Street.
In the 1980s launched the fund that led to the construction of the Village Hall.
In 1995, organised two weekends of commemoration and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII, including the construction of the Peace Garden in Pinner Memorial Park.
More recently we organised the weekend of festivities to celebrate the Millennium, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, the Queen’s 80th birthday and in 2011 held the Picnic in the Park to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
We launched The West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust, which has given Pinner the restored West House and the ever-popular Daisy’s in the Park.
We provided equipment for the children’s playground in Pinner Memorial Park.
Today, the Association:
- Continues to organise free band concerts in the park during August.
- Has organised another Picnic in the Park on Monday 4th June 2012 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
- Looks after the gardens on the station platform and in the Peace Garden, and sponsors the flowers round the Police Station.
- Supports local youth organisations, by for example, purchasing equipment and giving grants to run courses.
- Monitors local planning applications weekly, provides advice to residents and objects to undesirable developments where appropriate.
- Works with the Council to maintain and enhance the parks and the pleasant environment of Pinner.
- Publishes ‘The Villager’ magazine (free to members) giving news and views of Pinner three times a year.
- Pays for the Christmas lights in the shopping area and helps with Panto Evening.
- Is represented on local transport committees.
- Is consulted by the Council on local matters and lobbies on any relating to Pinner such as highway improvements, parking etc.
- Takes an active interest in the provision of local health services.
Your subscription (only £7 for a two-member household) is needed to allow the Association to continue working to ensure that OUR Village remains such a desirable place in which to live and retains our strong sense of community.