Heath Robinson Museum Christmas Opening Times


The Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner opened to critical acclaim in October. It has brought new heart to the community, is a “destination spot” and is fast becoming a creative hub for the surrounding area with lots of activities for children and adults.

The opening times over Christmas and New Year are as follows:

The Museum will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas when the Museum is open on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December. A lot of people are making their way to the Museum to buy  Christmas presents and cards at the Museum Shop –  there is a 10% promotion on products in the Makers Art range. This coming weekend of 16th to 18th December is expected to be busy!

The Museum and shop will then be open the weekend of 6th to 8th January (the last chance to see the Heath Robinson at War exhibition) and then be closed for building and “snagging” work until 19th January.  Some activity workshops will continue over this time – please look at the Heath Robinson website www.heathrobinsonmuseum.org for more information.

Harrow-On-The-Hill Station to get lifts

(The official Passengers Committee for L.B. of Harrow)

We are delighted that Mayor Kahn has announced that Harrow-on-the-Hill Station is at last to have lifts installed. He says that work will commence in 2017. This is long overdue and very welcome.

HPTUA, HAD, Harrow Council, Local Councillors and MPs and the Council Officers have been lobbying for this for over 30 years.

When these lifts are installed, with all Bus Routes from Harrow Bus Station being fully accessible, it will mean many more journeys will be possible for disabled and less-able-bodied passengers.

Harrow Pubic Transport users Assn

Pinner Panto Evening – Traders’ Fancy Dress Competition Winners

Pinner Panto Evening held on Thursday 24th November was a great success with crowds of people filling the whole of Pinner’s shopping areas.  The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr. Rekha Shah, officially lit the Christmas lights on the two street Christmas Trees (sponsored by The Pinner Association) at 5pm, and the Bridge Street Christmas lights (sponsored by The Pinner Association) and the new High Street light decorations (sponsored by the Pinner Ward Councillors) all created a festive scene.

The school and youth group choirs and dancers, and the Merrydowners Morris, provided street entertainment, and there were many fairground rides for children of all ages.  The finale was a spectacular Fireworks Display in Pinner Memorial Park.   We wish to thank the Pinner & Northwood Business Club and all the Pinner businesses who sponsored this wonderful community event.

The Pinner Association were pleased to sponsor the Traders’ Fancy Dress Competition at Pinner Panto Evening 2016.  The standard of the costumes chosen by the many Pinner shops and businesses who took part was even better than ever and the Mayor of Harrow had a very difficult task to choose the winners.

The three “Winners” prizes of £75 sponsored by The Pinner Association were awarded to:

Pink and Rose – Bridge Street:

Pink and Rose

Andrew Pearce – Chapel Lane:

Andrew Pearce

Visage – High Street:



Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to:
Friends, Pizza Express, Groomerz, Gibbs Gillespie, Dri Blow Dry Bar, Earth White and Robsons.

We wish to thank Cllr Rehka Shah, the Mayor of Harrow, who walked all around Pinner four times during the day, judging the decorated windows and Traders’ Fancy Dress competitions in addition to speaking with hundreds of people during the evening and having hundreds of photo’s taken.  Her warmth and delight in everything she saw and everyone she met did much to make the evening special.


Flood Alert – River Pinn & Woodridings Stream.

A band of rain followed by heavy showers is expected to pass over the Hertfordshire and North London area this afternoon and in to this evening. Some of these showers may be very heavy. In areas which receive the highest rainfall some localised flooding is possible, either from the rivers and or surface water flooding. The showers are expected to clear tomorrow morning. We will continue to monitor the situation.

See link below for more information


Christmas Lights Update, High Street & Bridge Street

Just a reminder that the Christmas Lights are due to be switched on by the Mayor at 5pm on Pinner Pantomime Night (24 Nov 16).

The Pinner Association bought new lights for the Christmas trees in the High Street and Bridge Street last year and these have created a much better display.

We also provide the decorative lighting in Bridge Street and have been aware for several years that it really needs improving.  However, the existing lampposts are old and can’t take anything more elaborate due to the increased wind loading that would arise.  Harrow Council is planning to replace the lampposts in Bridge Street next year and we then hope to be able to consider purchasing new and better lights.

In the meantime, Pinner Councillor Steve Wright has organised much more festive lighting in the High Street which we hope will be appreciated by all.

Pinner Pantomine Timetable – 24 November


5.00PM Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on by the Mayor David Charles, High St
5.00PM Reddiford School Choir David Charles, High St
5.00PM Buckingham College Prep School Musicians Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
5.30PM West Lodge Primary School Dance  & Choir David Charles, High St
5.30PM Pinner Wood School Choir Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
6.00PM Nower Hill Soul Band David Charles, High St
6.00PM Pinner Park Infant School Choir Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
6.20PM Pinner High School Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
6.25PM Nower Hill Soul Orchestra David Charles, High St
6.45PM St John Fisher Primary School Choir & Dance Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
7.00PM The Soul Avengers Shout Band David Charles, High St
7.00PM The Merrydowners Morris Dancing High Street
7.05PM West Lodge Primary School Dance  & Choir Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
7.20PM The Merrydowners Morris Dancing Bridge Street
7.35PM Pinner Theatre Dance Andrew Pearce, Chapel Lane
7.40PM The Merrydowners Morris Dancing High Street
7.55PM Grimsdyke Brass Gibbs Gillespie, Chapel Lane
8.15PM Grand Finale Fireworks Display Pinner Memorial Park
Throughout the evening make sure you check out …
  • Visit Gibbs Gillespie to have a go at the free photo booth where you can take the photos with you – fun props in a Lapland or Xmas tree booth with MAJOR prizes for the best photo winner – including the chance to win a Photo Booth for your own event!!
  • Visit Elsa, Anna & Olaf at Andrew Pearce on the High St and see what force lies at their new Chapel Lane office!
  • Rides and stalls on Marsh road have increased massively this year – pop down to see our new sponsors and new stalls
  • Incredible face painting and ginger bread men at HC Grimstead on Bridge Street
  • Volunteer stewards will be happy to assist you throughout the evening with directions, timetable and any other queries
  • Lost children will be taken to the police station at the top of Bridge Street

Timetable  kindly printed by  Andrik – 12 Love Lane, Pinner HA5 3EF, 020 8869 9222