WEA Pinner Courses

Social History: Working Class Men & Women Through The First World War

13/01/2016 to 23/03/2016 (allows for half term date – TBA)
Sessions:10 (8 x 2 hours, 2 x 2.5 hours) ; total number of hours: 21
Wednesdays, 10am to 12 noon (12.30pm at first and last sessions)
Tutor: George O’Reilly
Venue: Pinner Parish Church Hall, Church Lane, Pinner, HA5 3A

Art History: Art, The Enlightenment And The World – Europe And The Orient (Part2)

15/01/2016 to 25/03/2016 (allows for half term date – TBA)
Sessions:10 (8 x 2 hours, 2 x 2.5 hours) ; total number of hours: 21
Fridays, 10am to 12 noon (12.30pm at first and last sessions)
Tutor: Madeline Edmead.
Venue: Scouts HQ, North Harrow Methodist Church, HA2 6EQ, North Harrow

Booking a place on a Study Day
Send your name, address, telephone number and cheque (£25 per person) payable to WEA Pinner and Hatch End Branch, with the title of the day on the REVERSE of the cheque to:
WEA days: Sandra Cheetham, 10 Holmwood Close, N Harrow. HA2 6JX




Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for receipt and confirmation of your booking. A place cannot be reserved for you until your cheque has been received and confirmed.


No refunds within two weeks of the Study Day.



New Waste Collection arrangements

From Harrow Council Waste Team:

“You have recently received or will shortly receive your food waste caddie containing 50 Bio Degradable Food Waste bags. It would appear that some of the packs of bags are labelled stating that further deliveries will be made every six months in the Spring and Autumn.
I am writing to advise you that this is not the case and if you require any further supplies of  bags they will need to be purchased as per the FAQ information previously sent to you. Would you please advise any of your neighbours who may have received bags with the incorrect labels.”

Roofing Scam – Neighbourly Advice

I was visited this morning by two unsavoury looking characters with a white van and brown uniforms calling themselves KC Roofing.
I was not at my most alert this morning as I had driven a long way home yesterday and was tired so I failed to take names or the van reg. no. However, having had a hour-and-a-half to think about it I think they were scammers.
The slim guy, both were in their forties to fifties, white British, knocked on my door, said his company were  working down the road and said I had loose roof tiles which I know to be true but could be easily observed from the roadway.
He said he had spoken to my wife before which my wife tells me is untrue. He insisted on giving me a quote and would call back.
Next I knew there was a knock on the door, slim guy was back and said, “go into my garden and his mate will show me the roof problem”. To my amazement big guy was on my roof at the rear and showing me that I had a loose ridge tile. I then went to the front where he showed other damage.
Thin guy then said £240 and we’ll start now. I said I’ll think about it I have your contact details”. He then cut the price to £180. I said no, I’ll think about it. They then left in a white Ford Transit van with KC roofing on the side.

I believe it to be a scam. I googled them and could not find them nor are they VAT registered.
I am also worried they are using the roof idea to find ways in. I have heard of intruders accessing properties via the roof.
I hope they won’t bother my wife and I again but they may con their way in to other people in Stanmore.


Their card which has nothing unique on it has a landline for Slough/Windsor – 01 753 652277 and a mobile 074 3790 3477.
My wife rang the land-line and it was answered by a cockney sounding woman. She answered “Hello”. No reference to a business name.

Car Theft Warning

Police Message

Beware criminals are putting paper on the back window of your vehicle,  you get in the car start up & than see the paper, the natural thing to do is to jump out & remove it.
This is where the criminal jumps into you car, off he/she goes or if you have left your valuables  in the car, they are gone while your out of the car.

If you see any paper on your rear screen, LEAVE IT, DRIVE OFF & REMOVE LATER.

This crime has & is being used in your area, inform all.



Brown Bin and Food Waste collections scheme

Details of the new arrangements for waste disposal can be found on the web: :http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200084/rubbish_and_recycling/1580/changes_to_food_and_garden_waste_collections
In brief they are geared to penalise  anyone who has no composting/recycling system for disposing of garden refuse.

The intentions of the Council are:
Food and garden waste recycling
Food recycling
The following changes will be taking place:
You will receive new food waste bins, for your kitchen and outdoors, in September.


Summer Band Concerts

Despite appalling weather the first of the ‘Summer’ Band Concerts went ahead in front of West House on 26 July thanks to the dedicated band of Association stalwarts .  The Harrow Steel Band played most enthusiastically throughout the afternoon and the rather small crowd greatly enjoyed the performance.

Harrow Steel Band
Harrow Steel Band
Regular Supporters attended
Regular Supporters attended

In contrast with the previous week,  on 2 August we were blessed with perfect weather when we were entertained by the Fats Rollini Jazz & Blues Band.  A ‘swarm’  of  loyal supporters descended on the Memorial Park  and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Any umbrellas to be seen were to fend off the sun’s rays rather than the rain showers.

Fats Rollini Jazz & blues Band
Fats Rollini Jazz & blues Band


The sunny crowd
The sunny crowd




















The spell of fine weather continued into the third week when Grimsdyke Brass entertained the capacity crowd – we ran out of seats to hire.

Grimsdyke Sunday
Grimsdyke Sunday


The Grimsdyke Band
The Grimsdyke Band




The Season concluded with a scintillating performance by the Stardust Big Band which entertained the large crowd to a wide range of swing music.  The crowd demanded a return in 2016.

Capacity Crowd enjoying the Swing Music
Capacity Crowd enjoying the Swing Music









The Stardust Big Band
The Stardust Big Band

For the record the Pinner Association arranges all the Band Concerts and pays for the Bands, while the proceeds from bucket collections in the interval go to West House.
A total of nearly £2,000 was raised in aid of West House over the three recent week ends.