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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Regards,
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:

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/hoax-email-from-pds-parcel-delivery-service.

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]

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

Fraud Prevention

Dear Watch Member,

The summary details the amount of reports made by residents of Harrow to Action Fraud, how much money has been reported lost and the top fraud categories by both volume of reports and amount of money lost.

The data is taken from Action Fraud victim reports, which in itself comes with a couple of caveats;

Firstly, the reports includes those made by companies based in the Borough and they will generally lose more money than individual residents.

Secondly, victims self-report to Action Fraud and the reports aren’t screened for accuracy, so the exact figures reported should be taken with a pinch of salt.

It gives you an indication of what residents in your Borough are reporting and shows what type of frauds & scams are prevalent.

After the figures, the Summary details some of the top scams; describing what they are and how best to defend yourself against them.I have also attached the latest version of our Little book of big scams

(all our leaflets and videos can be found here www.met.police.uk/littlemedia )

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Regards,
David Jones
Watch Liaison Officer
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