HS2 Roadworks through the Pinner South Area

Thank you to the Eastcote Residents’ Association who have alerted The Pinner Association about substantial and potentially disruptive roadworks, which we understand may take up to a year to complete from Rayners Lane to West Ruislip.   The roadworks will be for the laying of two high power electrical cables from an electricity sub-station off Imperial Drive, between Rayners Lane and North Harrow, to West Ruislip. The new cables will be required to carry the large amount of electricity needed to power the tunnel boring machine for the HS2 tunnel which is to emerge at just beyond West Ruislip.

As HS2 is a statutory transport body and therefore can undertake utility works without requiring any consent from the local authority. We have been informed that there are technical reasons why the new cables cannot be laid along the existing railway lines from Rayners Lane to Ruislip and that the power supply at West Ruislip Station depot is insufficient for the purpose.   The HS2 management liaised with Harrow Council on the route for the cables, which has been designed to minimise the disruption to bus routes. When more information is available Harrow Council has undertaken to communicate with the public in the areas affected telling them what to expect.

The works will involve digging a trench in which to bury the cables along Farm Avenue, down Rayners Lane, up Whittington Way, along St Michael’s Crescent, down Cannons Lane, along Cannonbury Avenue up to the junction with Rushdene Road from where the route continues through Hillingdon borough:

These links are to the maps of the route through Harrow borough:





The HS2 management are holding a series of “drop-in” meetings in the north of Hillingdon borough and you may wish to go along to one of these to obtain further information. As yet, we have not been informed of any “Drop-in” sessions being held in Harrow borough.

From the “HS2 in Hillingdon” website: https://hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is/


If you would like to find out more about the HS2 project or have questions about it, your local HS2 Community Engagement Manager along with engagement staff from the contractors will be available for you to drop-in and speak to. The drop-ins will be held at Harefield library, Park Lane, Harefield, UB9 6BJ; Ickenham library, Long Lane, Ickenham UB10 8RE; and Ruislip Manor library, Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor HA4 8TW.

You are welcome to drop-in at a location or time suitable for you. No appointment necessary.

Friday 15, Harefield library, 2pm to 5pm
Monday 25, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 7pm

Monday 4, Ickenham library, 2pm to 5pm
Friday 15, Harefield library, 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday 26, Ruislip Manor, 2pm to 5pm

Thursday 4, Ickenham library, 4pm to 7pm
Friday 12, Harefield library, 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday 23, Ruislip Manor library, 2pm to 5pm
Monday 29, Ickenham library, 2pm to 5pm

Further information will be posted on the Pinner Association website and Facebook site when this is available.

Filming High Street, Pinner: Friday 8th February 2019 8 am – 1 pm

A Message from Harrow Film Office.

On February 8 filming will take place on the High Street, Pinner between 8 am and 1 pm.  A film crew will be filming an actor walking down the High Street towards Bridge Street with extras in the background gesturing towards him in the promotion of a well-known restaurant brand.

In the interests of safety and to facilitate the filming, the Council have approved the use of Traffic Diversions during the filming period to prevent cars from travelling along the High Street.  Diversionary route signage will be in place to divert traffic around the High Street for the holding duration time periods.

Stop / Go points will be positioned at the following locations; at the junction of Bridge Street and the High Street and further up on the High Street just before Grange Gardens.  The film crew have been authorised to hold traffic for a maximum of 2 minutes only between 8 am – 1 pm to allow the filming sequences to take place. Compliance with the 2 minute holds will be closely monitored by a member of Harrow Council’s Highways department.

Under Traffic Order, all bays along the High Street have been suspended between the hours of 00:01 and 13:00 on the 8 February.  As an alternative the public are advised to use the pay and display car park at Chapel Lane.  To reduce the inconvenience the film company have agreed to support any disabled car user wishing to use the disabled bays along the High Street and filming marshals will be available in the morning to support this.  Any planned deliveries to businesses along the High Street are being coordinated by the Location Manager in order to avoid disruption to business.

In the afternoon the film crew will be filming within the confines of a barber shop along Bridge Street and four bays will be suspended in the afternoon directly outside the property.  There will be no disruption to traffic during this sequence.  Finally, the Council have agreed use of Waxwell Lane car park as a filming vehicle compound all day on Friday 8 February and so the majority of the car park will not be available for public use.  However, a row of 12 bays will be available for permit holders and disabled car users.

We do apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Kind regards
Harrow Film Office