Twitter Q&A Session With Borough Commander Simon Rose

On 9th October 2018, Commander Simon Rose answered questions about the police merger.


The video responses by Simon Rose were uploaded to Twitter and have been recorded below. For those of you without a twitter account, a transcript of the questions and answers is attached below.

Transcript of Twitter Q & A session – 9th October 2018

Knitted Poppies Displays at The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Church Lane, Pinner

Over 70 Parishioners and Friends of The Parish Church of St John the Baptist have been have been knitting poppies in Remembrance of those from Pinner who lost their lives during World War I.

The initial aim was to knit 148  poppies to represent one poppy for every Pinner person who did not return.  The 148 poppies were completed within the first two weeks of the project so the volunteers kept on knitting.   

With over 2,500 completed poppies there will be three displays seen from Friday 2nd November.   The display around the font will be to represent the 148 Pinner men, while the outside displays will be at the Lych Gate and the West Door.   

We will remember them.

Appeal against Refusal of Planning Consent to demolish West House Lodge and build a block of five flats:

The applicants have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against Harrow Council’s refusal to grant planning consent for “West House Lodge”, a privately owned detached house on a plot that is totally surrounded by Pinner Memorial Park, to be demolished and a block of five flats to be constructed on the site (Harrow Council Planning reference P/0173/18/5419).

A letter concerning this Appeal is being/has been sent by Harrow Council to all those who previously objected to the planning application (Harrow Council planning reference P/0173/18).   All the previous objection letters written to Harrow Council Planning and the comments posted on the Harrow Council Planning website will be forwarded to the Planning Inspector so there is no need for additional letters to be written. 


Poppy Wreath Laying Ceremony

“Lest we forget”

Wreath Laying Ceremony 

in the Peace Garden

 Pinner Memorial Park

2 pm for 2.15 pm, Tuesday, 30th October

As is done every year, The Worshipful The Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Kareema Marikar, will lay a poppy wreath on the Dove of Peace Memorial in the Peace Garden, Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, at 2.15 pm on Tuesday, 30th October.  This is in remembrance of all those from Pinner and the Borough of Harrow who lost their lives in WWI and WWII and subsequent conflicts.

Pupils from West Lodge School will be present at this short, secular, Remembrance Ceremony, as will members of the Pinner Association, and all residents of Pinner are also warmly invited to attend.


Libraries Research Questionaire 2018

Now that the Harrow borough libraries are back under the council’s in-house control, they are conducting some research to help them understand how to shape the future of the borough’s library service.

Harrow Council state that they would like to continue to modernise the service and improve its digital offer. They also want to make sure that opening hours meet the needs of residents. Completing this questionnaire will help the council plan revised opening hours and library services. They wish to find out:

Understand a bit more about how people use the libraries
How to offer an efficient library service for years to come
Find out how much people know about what the libraries offer
Find out which other services people might be interested in using at libraries in the future

The link to this on-line consultation is:

question and the deadline for comments is 17th October.

Waxwell Lane Car Park – Film Base 4 October

We have received the following message from Harrow Council

Dear Sir / Madam

Apologies in advance for the short notice of this but this is to notify you that Waxwell Lane car park is being hired as a filming unit base on Thursday 4th October 2018. A commercial is being filmed (interior of a house) in a road nearby.

We have agreed that a row of bays in the car park will be made available to permit holders and disabled car users. The film company have also agreed to release bays if they are not in use during the day.

We do apologise for the inconvenience and we would advise members of the public to utilise the Chapel Lane car park as an alternative parking option.

Please do contact me should you wish to discuss, I’m happy to help.

Kind regards

Harrow Film Office

Harrow Council – Project to improve “Environment Section of Website”

Harrow Council has started a new project to improve the “Environment Section” of their website.  At the moment this project is in its infancy.

I have been informed that they will be looking to talk to Park User Groups to obtain their ideas and well as members of the public.

This project will take between one and two years before the changes go live.  At some stage they may request that “Joe Public” gets involved in the testing of this website.



Your Input Required!

If you were to change the music at the concerts in the Park that we organise – what would your ideal type of music be. The bands can’t cost a fortune as we can’t afford to spend too much.



  • Steel Bands
  • Jazz & Blues
  • Rock & Roll
  • Swing
  • Folk Music
  • Movie/Concert Music
  • Brass Bands
  • Bhangla/Bollywood
  • Other

Please leave a comment or email [email protected]


Reporting Issues In Parks & Open Spaces

Good News. We have been liaising with Harrow Council to enable issues with our parks etc to be reported via their website.

This morning their new on-line form went live. Follow the link

Report Park Issues

There are a few missing parks which I have requested that they add to the drop down list. These are:-

Montesoles PF, Roxbourne Park, Little Common Pinner, The Croft, and Pinner Recreation Ground.

Finalists at Harrow Heroes Awards

Last night four of the committee attended the 11th Harrow Heroes awards.

I am proud to announce that we were finalists this year.  This award is for all of our volunteers that help make things happen in and around Pinner – thank you and well done.




I’m also proud to announce that our Honorary Secretary Ruff Both was a finalist in the Long Service award. Unfortunately she wasn’t there to collect her certificate.

Well done Ruth for all of your hard work.