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

Santa and his Sleigh are preparing to visit the streets of Pinner for Christmas 2016!


2014 marked the welcome return of the traditional Christmas float to the streets of Pinner, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Pinner and our newly built Santa’s Sleigh. Popular with young and old alike, Santa’s Sleigh has become an integral part of the Christmas festivities in Pinner. Last year we raised over £3,600 for Rotary charities.

This year we will be touring Pinner again, bringing the magic of Santa and his Sleigh to a street near you.

Dates and Routes are listed below, starting each evening at 6:30pm and ending at 8:00pm.

This year we will be collecting for London’s Air Ambulance and other Rotary supported charities.

Monday 12th December      map (NB – the last two roads have changed from last year)
Murray Crescent – Norman Crescent – Blythwood Road – Marsworth Avenue – Woodhall Gate – Albury Drive

Wednesday 14th December     map
Love Lane – Avenue Road – Barrowpoint Avenue – Paine’s Lane – Moss Lane – Grange Gardens

Thursday 15th December     map
Church Avenue – Downs Avenue – West Avenue – Central Avenue – The Avenue

Friday 16th December     map
West Towers – East Towers – Cannonbury Avenue – Hill Road – Glover Road – Lawrence Road – Rosecroft Walk – St Ursula Grove – Hill Road

Monday 19th December    map
Grove Road – Northumberland Road – Lincoln Road – Mount Drive – The Ridgeway – Lincoln Road – Lankers Drive

Wednesday 21st December     map
West Way – West End Lane – High View – Cuckoo Hill Drive – North Way – Northfield Avenue – Hillcrest Avenue – West End Lane – West End Avenue

Santa (without his sleigh) will also be appearing at Pinner Pantomime evening on Thursday 24th November 2016 between 5pm and 8pm.




Bridge Street Resurfacing Works – Road Closure starting Evening 17 November

We have been informed by the Harrow Public Transport Users Association that Harrow Council are to close part of Bridge Street Pinner, to re-surface the section between the junctions with the High Street and Love Lane, commencing 17th November for an anticipated maximum of 6 days.

Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit Bridge Street from the High Street, Chapel Lane and Love Lane.

The 183 bus route will terminate in Cecil Park, and the H11, H12 and H13 bus routes will use West End Lane to by-pass the closed section of Bridge Street.

The advice is to avoid the area if possible while these resurfacing works are carried out!

Remembrance Sunday in Pinner – 13th November 2016

In glorious autumn sunshine on the morning of Sunday 13th November a large crowd of Pinner residents gathered at the Pinner War Memorial at the top of the High Street for the annual Remembrance Sunday Service. The Service was conducted by clergy from the local denominations and faiths, and over forty wreaths were laid by our MP Nick Hurd, representatives of armed and wartime services organisations, local councillors, the Police, Fire Service and St John’s Ambulance, local schools and Scouts and Guides, local community organisations and sports clubs.

Warwick Hillman, Chairman of The Pinner Association, prepares to lay the Pinner Association Wreath at Pinner War Memorial, High Street
The Poppy Wreaths laid at the War Memorial


The Police Cadets acted as stewards, The Sea Cadets provided the guard of Honour at the Memorial and the Lost Post & Reveille were excellently played with great confidence by James Gardener of Nower Hill School.

The “bugler” James Gardener of Nower Hill School

The Remembrance Sunday Service was organised by The United Services Club and The Pinner Association, with special thanks to Mrs Caroline Ennis. After the service, Carpentier & Co teamed up with the Queen’s Head to provide free tea and coffee for those who had attended the Service.

The crowd enjoying the generous hospitality of Carpentier & Co and the Queen’s Head after the service.

Heath Robinson Museum – Secret Art Sale

The 2016 Secret Art Sale raises almost £5,000 for the Heath Robinson Museum.

“Wonderful talent on display in Pinner” as the second annual Secret Art Sale participants are revealed.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2016 Secret Art Sale attracted even more artists to participate – from young aspiring artists to renowned professional painters, cartoonists and illustrators.

Click here is see the secret artists