Spring is on it’s way!

The winter has been long, cold and wet but perhaps Spring is not too far away.  In Pinner Memorial Park there is once again a beautiful display of snowdrops by the entrance in West End Lane.

In 2015 some 2,000 snowdrops, funded by the Pinner Association, were planted by a team of volunteers under the supervision of Jackie Lindop, one of our members.  More were added in 2016.

This now means that every year these harbingers of Spring will be in full bloom under the chilly February skies, giving pleasure to all those who pass by.

Do stop and have a look.


Keith Schofield – President of The Pinner Association

Keith Schofield, who sadly died last week, was a pillar of the Pinner community.  Whether it be his membership of the Pinner Association Committee for what must be a record number of years, serving as our Chairman and latterly as our President, his Chairmanship of our High Street Committee which has done much to preserve our treasured “village”, or his hands on and active Chairmanship of “PADCA” for well over twenty years, Keith undertook every task with an enviable enthusiasm and competence.  His depth of knowledge of all Pinner matters will be sorely missed, as will his cheerful encouragement and support for his colleagues.  Keith’s invariable good humour and kindness will remain as a happy memory for all who had the privilege to know him.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

A more in-depth article celebrating Keith’s life will be published in the next copy of “The Villager”

*** Pinner Burglary Warning****

Dear Resident,

Over the last six weeks (since 1st December 2016) the Pinner area has suffered from a series of burglaries – 24 in total!

The ethnicity of the burglary victims vary, however many of the victims are of Asian descent because criminals are aware of the quality and value that Asian gold possesses. Other expensive property e.g. designer watches, currency and vehicles are also being taken.

The timeframe for the burglaries vary, however it is likely that the majority of them have occurred after dark. On two occasions a house has been burgled minutes after the victim/s have left the house in the evening.

To access the rear of a property burglars are walking through unlocked or insufficiently secured side gates, or using wheelie bins or other available elevated footholds to climb onto and over low-level garage roofs and side gates.

The methods of entry to homes include:

  • forcing or prising open a porch, front or patio door;
  • smashing through a ground-floor or first-floor window

You can reduce the chances of your home being burgled by assessing your home security and proactively addressing any security vulnerabilities it may have.

You are the eyes and ears of your road and immediate neighbourhood and with your assistance, vigilance and information we can reduce burglary across the Pinner area.

If you observe any suspicious activity, be it from a vehicle or person/s please call the non-emergency 101 or emergency 999 number.

Kind regards,

Lee O’Brien PCSO 7562QA

Pinner/Pinner South NPT

Tel: 020 8721 2991

E: [email protected]

Police appeal after WH Smith’s Pinner store burglary

An investigation has been launched following a burglary at WH Smith’s in Pinner.

Harrow police were called to reports of a burglary at a commercial property in Bridge Street, Pinner at 12.40am.

Police officers attended the scene on Friday January 6, but found no one at the premises. The thieves broke in through the back entrance on Chapel Lane.

Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made so far.

Harrow MPS are asking anyone with information to call police on 101  or via Twitter at @MetCC.