Pinner Fair 2017

Pinner High Street with all the fun of the Fair

On Wednesday 31st May 2017 Pinner again hosted one of the oldest street fairs in the country.   Roads were shut and buses diverted from the evening before to accommodate the many colourful fairground attractions that made up the 682nd Pinner Fair.

There were large rides and attractions all along Bridge Street, in the upper High Street and part of Marsh Road.  People from all over the area were in Pinner and were having  a great time.

A not so desirable large detached house in Pinner?

The cloudy weather did not keep the crowds away.  Some intrepid fair-goers braved the heights and must have had a great view!

High above Bridge Street

The dodgem cars in Marsh Road displayed the style of driving of that  hopefully we do not usually see in that road.

No mirror, signal , manoeuvre here!

Pinner Fair is organised by the Showmen’s Guild in liaison with Harrow Council, to which they pay a large fee to cover the road closures, removal and replacement of street furniture and the street cleaning after the Fair has been packed away on Wednesday evening.  It is amazing that all the huge rides and attractions are folded up and driven off overnight, leaving Pinner to become the quiet suburb that we all love for another year.

Pinner certainly would not be the same place without its annual Fair.

London North West Healthcare Cyber Attack

Unfortunately our local health trust was affected by the cyber attack on Friday.

This is the information that they have issued for patients.

Monday 15 May (Updated: 11am)

Since Friday’s cyber attack, staff across the Trust have been working tirelessly to ensure patients are cared for safely.

We identified the virus at 12.45pm on Friday (12 May) in three PCs and two servers. As soon as the virus was identified we took immediate action to protect our systems from any data loss and further corruption.

As a precaution we shut down a number of IT systems and some services are currently using paper-based systems. It is the precautionary measures we have taken that have caused most disruption, not the virus itself.

We continue to work with NHS Digital and will begin to switch our IT systems back on when we feel it is safe to do so.

In the meantime we are asking the public to help our staff and visit our emergency departments for serious and life-threatening injuries and conditions only. Please consider the alternatives, such as visiting your local walk-in centre, pharmacy or calling 111 for minor injuries and advice. This will help relieve pressure on our services.

Advice for patients

Patients are asked to attend their appointment or operation as planned over the coming days, unless they have been contacted and told not to attend. If patients or their loved ones need to get in touch about their appointment or operation, please call (instead of email) our main hospital switchboards:

  • Central Middlesex Hospital: 0208 965 5733
  • Ealing Hospital: 0208 967 5000
  • Northwick Park and St. Mark’s hospitals: 0208 864 3232

We apologise for any delays and cancellations that patients will experience and we thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to resolve these issues.


Public Question Raised at Council Cabinet Meeting about PWS

This is the reply to a public question raised at the last cabinet meeting asked of Councillor Christine Robson, Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People about Pinner Wood School. (27 April 17)


“What sites are you concurrently researching for a PINNER ONE-SITE solution in September?”


Extracting the information from the recording of the answer.  The following sites have been specifically been mentioned as potential for a pop-up school for PWS in September in reply to the above question.

  • Hatch End playing fields – this would be dual use
  • Montesole playing fields
  • Roger  Banister playing fields
  • John Rumney playing fields