Petition – Save the Pinn Walk In Centre

Over the last 10 years, the Pinn Medical Centre, in Pinner, Harrow, has served over 250,000 local residents, from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, when they have been unwell, as a fast and effective alternative to our already overloaded local Accident & Emergency department.

Harrow CCG are looking to slash funding for this invaluable local resource, to the point where the Pinn Medical Centre may have to close its doors to the local community. Without this precious funding, by the end of the year, the walk in service will probably have closed. As far as we are aware the Harrow CCG is making no extra provision for patients to be seen elsewhere if this service closes. We believe that everyone should have 7 day access when they are ill.

We strongly believe that the residents of Harrow deserve an 8am-8pm Walk in Centre, open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  PLEASE HELP US TO STAY OPEN BY SHARING AND SIGNING THIS PETITION.

Access Petition Here

Archaeological Dig in Waxwell Lane Car Park.

Some of you might have been wondering this week why large trenches had appeared in Waxwell Lane Car Park.

As part of the planning permission to develop the Car Park, an exploratory dig has been carried out.

For those of you hopping that a distant cousin of Richard III would be uncovered, no such luck!

A few artefacts were recovered but not of great significance.

Members of Pinner Association Committee along with representative from Pinner Local History Society and Pinner Local where given a tour of the site on Wednesday morning by the archaeologist.

Three trenches were dug to a depth of 16” (40cm). The location of the trenches was decided by analysing historic maps.

What we did discover is that there is a lot of clay.

The car park should be back to normal on Monday.



New Automation Exhibition @ the Heath Robinson Museum


Back by popular demand.

If you missed last years automation exhibition at the Heath Robinson Museum – you’re in luck.

This is one of the few exhibitions at the museum where you are actively encouraged to press buttons and turn levers.

The exhibition will be running until 1st September.

No need to book – just turn on.

The museum is open Thursday through Sunday between 11 and 4 pm.

Want to know more visit Automation Exhibition


Action Fraud Alert: Bogus Police and Bank Officials

We have received the following message from our local police

“The caller will say either:

1) There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and bank staff are involved. The victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation.

2) A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they need the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police.

3) The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand their bank card to the police.

The caller may tell the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, claiming that the staff members are involved in the fraud.

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a police number to receive confirmation of the story.

A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day. Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication.

Remember, your bank or police would never:

Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password;

Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping;

Ask you to transfer money out of your account;

Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books.

Kind regards,

Lee O’Brien PCSO 7562NW”