Hallowe’en Night / Unexpected Visitors Advice

Dear Watch Member,

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent Tier 2 restrictions mean Hallowe’en will be very different this year.

Despite this, there may be some people still wanting to “Trick or Treat”. There may also be a minority of people who use the occasion to cause anti-social behaviour or, worse than that, commit criminal offences such as burglary.

Burglars are known to knock on doors / ring doorbells to ascertain if anyone is home. If they don’t get a response, they will assume the house is empty – especially if the house is in darkness and there are no other signs of occupancy – and make attempts to access the property.

Therefore, it’s important to respond to any activity or sound you hear outside your home, and report any suspicious activity to either the non-emergency 101 or emergency 999 number.

Please find attached a ‘Welcome Trick or Treaters’, and ‘No Trick or Treaters’ poster you may wish to display in a window.

For burglary prevention advice, please click here.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Did you Know?

The Dove of Peace memorial in the Peace Garden within Pinner Memorial Park is a on the official war memorial register.  It was unveiled in August 1995 by the then Mayor of Harrow Mr Stephen Giles Medhurst during the commemorations for the 50th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War.

The Dove of Peace was designed by students from Nower Hill School, who won a competition for local schools to design a peace monument for the new garden.  The Peace Garden itself was created to be a place for quiet contemplation and a tranquil refuge from the otherwise busy everyday life of the park in which it is situated.

The Dove of Peace is a memorial to all those that have fallen in conflicts and a symbol of the desire for peace in the world:


Every year the Mayor of Harrow lays a poppy wreath at the Dove of Peace in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday as a mark of respect to all those that have fallen in conflicts around the world.

The Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor Nitin Parekh laying the wreath.


Shop Local In Pinner

A message from one of our members.  Please check out the Facebook page

“A new facefook page has been created by local people to celebrate and promote the great range of shops, hospitality and other service businesses located in the centre of Pinner whom we all see as we walk round and who together help make Pinner such a special place to live in and visit.
So if you haven’t already had a moment to, please Like and Follow Shop Local in Pinner and please invite your friends and neighbours to do the same, to spread the word – thank you so much!”

Autumn Nights 2020

Dear Watch Member,

* Close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes.

* Double-lock any door.

* Make sure that any valuables are out of sight.

* Keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening.

* Never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways.  In the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on.

* If you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night.

* Set your burglar alarm.

* Make sure the side gate is locked.

* Lock your shed or garage.

* Lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor.


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Steve Hammett

Lest We Forget.

Remembrance Sunday will be unlike any other.
Please set your alarm on Sunday 8 November at 11am to pause for two minutes silence in order to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Poppies will be on sale from the following Pinner locations. [Poppies + Cash Donations]
  • Sainsbury’s 12 Barters Walk Pinner
  • M & S Simply Food 4 Bishops Walk Pinner
  • Vasser News 17 Love Lane Pinner
  • Stations [Poppies + Cash/Contactless Donations]
  • Authorised Collectors will be at one or more of the following stations at various times of the day (26 Oct – 07 Nov).

Shop Local in Pinner

We have recieved notification of a new facebook group that has been created.

“It’s been created reflecting the concern which all of us living here feel for how Pinner’s shops and other ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses will cope with the recession, with help from another local resident I have just started a Page on Facebook, ‘Shop Local in Pinner’, https://www.facebook.com/ShopLocalinPinner/ to promote the shops, hospitality and other service businesses with customer premises in the centre of Pinner.

Their aim is to publicise on this Page these businesses’ latest news and activities to as many people as possible in Pinner and neighbouring areas, to encourage them to come and use these businesses!”

Immediate action required as Harrow Borough moves to High level Covid alert

Immediate action required as London moves to High level Covid alert – A message from the Leader of Harrow, Council Cllr Graham Henson:

“Cases of Covid continue to rise rapidly across London, as well as in Harrow where they have nearly doubled in the past couple of weeks. Because of this London will move to tier 2 lockdown tomorrow.”

“I understand this is a difficult and worrying time for our communities, residents and businesses but these new restrictions are essential to keep Harrow safe. If we are to slow the spread of this deadly virus, we must all take action now.

“The move to tier 2 now means more restrictions around social distancing in London and Harrow to control the spread and save lives: we must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless we live with them or have formed a support bubble with them. This includes private homes, and any other indoor venues such as pubs and restaurants.

“Although the new restrictions come into place from midnight tomorrow (Friday 16th October) across the whole of London – I urge you all to start following the guidance now.

“As the Council we stand together with the rest of London in the fight against Covid-19 – I am working with London Council Leaders, the Mayor of London and the Government to balance the public health, economic and social impacts of this virus. London Councils and the Mayor are asking the Government for economic support for London’s businesses to ensure they survive this pandemic.

“None of us want to stop seeing our family and friends, but by following the Public Health rules, helping each other and working together we can get through this, just as we did during the lockdown earlier this year. We must all play our part to avoid further restrictions and keep Harrow safe.

“Please stay safe and take all necessary precautions to do so.”

The following also remain in place:

  • Nurseries, schools, colleges and universities will stay open.
  • Work from home, if you can. If you cannot work from home, you should continue to attend your place of work. Only use public transport when necessary and walk or cycle where you can.
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants continue to close at 10pm and operate table-service only, except for takeaways.
  • Informal childcare arrangements may continue.

It is essential that we all follow the hands, face, space mantra:

  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitiser, regularly and for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your face, when using public transport or in busy spaces like high streets or shops where it may be more difficult to keep your distance
  • Keep a safe distance from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

If you develop symptoms of the virus, please immediately self-isolate – people who fail to self-isolate will face a fine of up to £10,000.

If you have one of the three symptoms book a free test online or call 119.

You can now get tested at a local testing centre:

  • South Harrow walk-through testing centre at Brigade Close Car Park, HA2 0LQ (opposite South Harrow Police Station) – open daily 8am to 8pm. No parking available at this site.
  • Edgware testing centre at Watling Community Centre, Orange Hill Road, HA8 0TR – open daily 8am to 8pm.
  • Mobile testing site (cars only) on selected days, 10.30am to 3.30pm at Harrow Civic Centre and Northwick Park Hospital.

Hotline to Report Covid Fraudsters

Dear Watch Member,

A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting Covid stimulus schemes.

In an initiative between government and the independent charity Crimestoppers, the public can call a new Covid Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity.

Please view the attached file for further information.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
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Congratulations Nower Hill School


Nower Hill High School has been recognised as a Music Mark School, a prestigious title for outstanding commitment to quality music education.

Nower Hill High School was nominated by its music hub, Harrow Music Service (HMS). The nomination was in recognition of the value music has as part of the curriculum and how actively the school engages in improving music education provision to benefit all children.

Music Mark Schools gain exclusive access to member only support materials and resources, receive updates of all the latest national and regional sector news, are granted automatic entry into the membership directory, as well as permission to use the Music Mark School logo on communications to support advocacy work.

“This is a huge privilege and honour for Nower Hill High School. The award recognises the efforts of all staff in the Music Department to ensure music plays a pivotal role in each child’s life and provides them the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant and busy Music Department,” said Alicia Johnson, Head of Music, Nower Hill High School.


Hoax Email from Parcel Delivery Service

Dear Watch Member,

As we are approaching the festive period an old scam has re-emerged, relating to a hoax email about parcel deliveries. The scam is being circulated on social media accounts like Facebook.

Please do not share or pass on the email, just delete it.

The following action fraud link, provides more detail of the hoax scam:


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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]